The pumpkin’s inner light

Posted on October 4, 2011


October is one of my favorite months, probably because I love scary things. So whenever October comes around I start carving pumpkins, decorating cupcakes, and making ordinary household objects reflect the spirt of Halloween. This next blog post makes a small pumpkin into a useful candle holder than you can place around the house, I first made these candle holders for a Halloween dinner my parents were hosting for people at my dad’s office.


  1. Buy small candles to put inside your pumpkin
  2. Find a pumpkin to use as the candle’s holder.
  3. Carve a hole in the top of the pumpkin for your candle. The hole can be big enough to engulf the candle or small enough that the candle fits snuggly into place.
  4. Decorate the pumpkin any way you like. You can either carve shapes out, paint the pumpkin, or add fake foliage around the candle.


Like this? Lets make this complex design simple. 
The great thing about this project is it can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be.  If you chose to carve your pumpkin, here are some design templates to make your carving a little bit easier. If you think carving is too hard and just want a pumpkin decoration, check out this blog to get ideas on how to make pumpkin centerpieces. Also, the Family Circle website has other ideas you can do to decorate the pumpkins around your house. There is no right or wrong way to do this so personalize your pumpkin and make it truly unique.
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