Halloween in Union Park means treats for the kids and a chance for adults to have some fun with costumes and silly decorations. One signature mark of fall and Halloween is the popping up of pumpkins on porches. From traditionally carved Jack O’Lanterns to modern-day masterpieces – we’ve come up with five unique pumpkin carving fun techniques to make your porch stand out from the rest this Halloween season!
- Painted Pumpkins are fun, cute and don’t require carving instruments, so they’re perfect for families with young children. We love reds and turquoise for funky fall colors. Try painting bright feathers, leaves and dreams catchers on pumpkins for a stylish fall decor that will enhance your porch!
- Chalk Paint Constellation Pumpkins add a fun twist to your porch. After scooping out the guts, paint your pumpkin with black chalkboard paint. Once your pumpkin dries, use white chalk to mark stars and outline the constellations like the Big Dipper and Orion’s Belt. Poke a few holes along the outline of the constellations and when you light your pumpkin’s candle the constellation will glow!
- Thumbtack Pumpkins are all the rage this fall season. Paint your pumpkin a bright color and use thumbtacks to spell out a clever message. “BOO” or “EEK” are classic messages that are updated with this modern twist.
- Hurricane Lantern Pumpkins are a great way to light the path to your porch. Carve a hole in the top of your pumpkin, scoop out the guts and place a Hurricane Lantern inside. This also works with mini pie pumpkins for votive candles.
- Succulent Pumpkins are super cute and add a touch of garden fun to your porch. Carve out the insides of your pumpkins and fill with moss or small pebbles. Add succulents to the top and spritz with water every few days! Once your pumpkin rots, transfer your succulents to a cute pot on your porch.
Share your best Pumpkin designs with the community through Union Park Facebook page!