Friday, May 7, 2010


As you all know, I'll be the first one to admit when I copy an idea from Martha Stewart, and here's another one! I know hers are prettier than mine, but I like to put my macabre twist on some of those ideas. This is a neat alternative to carving a regular pumpkin, and sooooo simple to make.

Just hollow out your pumpkin, then draw on a simple window design with a black sharpie. Then carefully cut it out with an exacto knife. You can use an ice pick to make the hole for the lock. (Add a black tassel to an old key to make it look creepy)

Then to add some finishing touches, make a pencil outline around the window for detail, and use the ice pick again to go over the outline. You can make the window design as plain or as fancy as you like. You can even spray a lite coat of glossy black, white or even gold spray paint over the pumpkin, to give it a finished look.

This vulture is a wooden cut-out, that's been painted with black acrylic gloss paint. (I'll have some really fun templates that you can copy, coming up soon!)

To keep the pumpkin lit, you can make a cut-out in the back for a light, or use a votive candle to make it look really creepy....