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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Carve a Cute Pumpkin Puppy

Carve this cute pumpkin pooch in a few simple steps.

What You Need:

For a list of tools, tips, and techniques, such as transferring your pattern, please see

Pumpkin-Carving Basics

Download the Pumpkin Puppy patterns.

How To Make It:

  1. Cut out the bottom of each pumpkin. Save the bottoms to support the candles.
  2. Trim the stem on the body pumpkin even with the top of the pumpkin.
  3. Transfer the patterns onto the pumpkins.
  4. Using a knife or carving tools, cut out the openings.
  5. Use a gouge to carve the tongue, eyes, and chest, carving just deep enough to reveal the inner rind.
  6. Secure the gourd tail, ears, and feet with wood skewers.
  7. Add a half radish for the nose, with a skewer or toothpick.
  8. In the same way, secure the (saved) bottom of the head pumpkin to the top of the body pumpkin.
  9. Add the candle, and then place the head over the top, securing it with skewers.
  10. Hot-glue sunflower seeds to the face for whiskers, and wrap the neck with a collar.

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