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 Fallen-Witch Pumpkin

Turn a plain pumpkin into a fallen Halloween witch in just 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 Fallen Witch Pumpkin pattern.

How To Make It:

  1. Transfer the pattern onto the pumpkin, using the stem for the nose.
  2. Using a knife or carving tools, cut out the openings.
  3. Use a gouge to cut into the eyes and cut lines around the eyes, cutting just deep enough to reveal the pumpkin's inner rind.
  4. Choose two long, sturdy tree branches from your yard for legs. Wrap each with white and red duct tape, alternating the colors.
  5. Place the witch hat on the ground with the pumpkin face upside-down on top.
  6. Push legs into the ground and add shoes.
  7. Drape a cape or black fabric on the ground around the pumpkin.

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