Category Archive: Pumpkins & Jack o Lanterns

Halloween: Pagan Holiday or All in Fun?

Pagan Holiday or All in Fun? Halloween has Something for Everyone Trick or treat, kids and adults dressed up in costume, candy apples and haunted houses, today’s Halloween is not quite the same as Halloween of olden times. It wasn’t always as fun or as innocent as it is today. Halloween traces its origins back …

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Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is nearly here once more, and if you’re like many people, you’ll be making a Halloween pumpkin lantern. Carved vegetable lanterns, or Jack O’Lanterns as they’re often known, are part of an ancient tradition that originated with the Celts. However the original lanterns made by the Celts in Europe were usually made from turnips, …

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Creating Simple, No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins

Are you fed up with cutting, scooping and carving your pumpkins every single Halloween? Do you think pumpkin carving demands the knife proficiency associated with an Iron Chef? Here are a few tips for some simple decorated pumpkins without requiring the sloppy mess of this usually labor-intensive task: Using Japanese Washi Masking Tape to Make …

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The Halloween Pumpkin: Jack-O-Lantern Legends And Facts

The pumpkin lantern, also known as the Jack-o-Lantern, is today synonymous with Halloween. However, this was not always the case – not only is the use of pumpkin relatively recent, but the Jack-o-Lantern did not used to be associated with Halloween either! This article discusses some of the history of the Halloween lantern. The Legend …

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3 Minute Pumpkin DIY

Pumpkin carving has become a traditional activity used to celebrate the upcoming of Halloween for many years now. The uprising of pumpkin patches in local neighborhoods and grocery stores have made finding a perfectly plump pumpkin an easy task. However, the actual carving part is another story. Cutting through a meaty, bulky pumpkin can be …

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