11 Ways to Maximize Pumpkin

Can't get enough pumpkin? We're sharing 11 creative ways to get more pumpkin in your life.

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Which Halloween Character Are You?

On October 31, should you patiently wait for the Great Pumpkin, spook the house's new residents, or claim that you ain't scared of no ghosts? Take our quiz…if you dare.

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Outrageous Pumpkins You HAVE to See

These spooky pumpkins are sure to scare up laughs and fun! Get complete DIY carving instructions here.

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Hipster Pumpkin Stencils

Grab your cardigan, pause your cassette tape, and pick a pumpkin that perfectly encompasses your hipster vibe. If you're feeling nostalgic, share this with your friends.

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3-Layer Candy Corn Drink: Perfect for Halloween!

Pretty colors and fruity flavors stand out in this 3-layer drink that looks just like candy corn. Adorable!

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Lazy Girl's Halloween Cupcakes

When you'd prefer to prep for your Halloween party by styling your zombie makeup instead of piping cupcakes, look to GeorgetownCupcake.com for a dozen creepy sweets just in time for All Hallows Eve.

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How to Make Popcorn Balls

Ah, the popcorn ball. Three steps, basic ingredients, and some literal hands-on fun are at the heart of these classic treats that go just as well at a party as at low-key streaming-movie night. Now pop to it!

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Make a Spooky Sign for Halloween

Use a foam cutter tool to make the letters and cut the cracks on this "store hours" sign for your Halloween scene.

What You'll Need

  • 1-inch-thick, 12-x-16-inch STYROFOAM brand foam sheet
  • Styro Wonder Cutter Plus
  • Wood file
  • Repositionable spray adhesive
  • Dark gray interior latex paint in flat finish
  • Foam trim roller
  • Krylon Make It Stone Textured Paint: Charcoal Sand #18202
  • Delta Ceramcoat acrylic crafts paints: Black #02506, White #02505, and Spice Brown #02049
  • Delta Ceramcoat Faux Finish Glaze Base
  • Household trim brush

How to Make It

  1. Cut the basic sign shape using the Styro Wonder Cutter. Use the wood file to round the edges.
  2. For the lettering, use a computer to create the "Open at Midnight" lettering in the font and size of your choice.
  3. Print out the lettering pattern and spray the back of the paper with repositionable spray adhesive.
  4. Paint the basic stone look following the instructions in Make Faux Tombstones for Halloween.
  5. Paint the aged granite look following the instructions in Make a D.M. Bones Monument for Halloween.

Download "Open at Midnight" sign pattern


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