Hello Waffle Flower friends! Amanda here today with some festive Halloween Five for Friday inspiration. Making jack-o-lanterns is one of my favorite Halloween traditions. Carving out a gooey pumpkin is something that we look forward to all year round (and the roasted pumpkin seeds, of course). What's just as fun as making a traditional pumpkin jack-o-lantern is making jack-o-lanterns out of everyday objects.
Carving gourds other than the traditional big, orange pumpkin is a fun way to spice things up come carving time. The different shapes and colors of the gourds are utterly charming.
These painted wooden 2x4 jack-o-lanterns are speaking my DIY language. Finally, something to do with all of the wood scraps we have laying around.
Paint the inside of a jar for a glossy jack-o-lantern treat jar . It's so smart, you'll wonder, "Why didn't I think of that?"
I can hardly get over how fun and delicious these bell pepper jack-o-lanterns look. Maybe this will finally get my kids to eat their veggies. Heck, maybe it'll get me to finally eat my veggies.
Balloons? Check. Sharpie? Check. Totally kid friendly, too.
After falling in love the jack-o-lantern jars above, I recreated them using the Good Stuff Stamp Set and coordinating Good Stuff Die. The little stamped jars make the cutest little jar jack-o-lantern tags. After you have stamped and die cut your jars, draw a simple face with a black marker and attach to a treat bag with some baker's twine. My daughter is so excited to be giving these out for her class Halloween treat this year.
The pumpkin ink from the Fall Blend Inkpad is perfect for stamping all kinds of pumpkins. The jar lids are stamped with the earthy Footstep from the Winter Blend Inkpad.
Happy October, y'all!