How to Carve a Pumpkin

Learn how to carve a pumpkin! Our easy tutorial takes you through the clean-out and the carving, with time-tested tips on using pumpkin stencils.

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Halloween Cupcakes

Create a creepy cupcake creation that is sure to dazzle your Halloween party guests by decorating store-bought or homemade cupcakes. Our Halloween cupcake monsters, black cats, witches, and ghosts are all magic to make and decorate!

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Disguises for Halloween Treats

Dress up everyday packaged candy in silly disguises for trick-or-treat night or to use as Halloween party favors. Our sweet candy embellishments and party-favor costumes transform chocolate bars, popcorn, and more into creepy-crawly spiders, ghostly treat bags, and batty boxes. Get started with these fun and easy projects today!

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Halloween Drink Recipes

No goblin or ghoul will go thirsty at your Halloween party with these delightful party drinks and punch recipes. Concoct a kid-friendly beverage, or experiment with adults-only cocktail creations.

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4 Incredibly Cool Halloween Ideas

These must-see ideas are super fun accessories for your Halloween party. From a vampire place setting to a fresh spin on caramel apples, you'll be inspired to start creating.

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Halloween Door Decor

Welcome trick-or-treaters and party guests this Halloween with front-door accents that cast just the right spell. Our ideas for wreaths, door decorations, and entryway accents are sure to give your porch spook-tastic flair for Halloween.

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Creative Pumpkin Crafts for Halloween

From paper pumpkin crafts to pumpkin pillows, these Halloween decorations offer a great alternative to jack-o-lanterns. Cut, sew, and glue your way through our easy pumpkin craft ideas.

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Junk-o'-Lanterns

This Halloween, impress your little ghosts and goblins with friendly junk pumpkins. The JunkMarket mavens show you how!

For Halloween, Sue Whitney and Ki Nassauer of JunkMarket turned bumpkin pumpkins into junk-o'-lantern masterpieces.

In lieu of carving (and scooping out all those slimy seeds), make scary, funny, or goofy faces out of junk. Any extra piece of hardware can be used to make an entire junk pumpkin family, including wing nuts, garden fencing, rubber feet, window latches, curtain ties, and drawer pulls.

Dig through your junk drawer for any leftover tacks, hinges, or springs with smooth edges to protect little ones' hands. When you're finished nailing on the junk, don't keep the pumpkins out in the sun too long. And if the puncture holes get a little loose, slip in a piece of scrap wood or a toothpick to tighten them up.

Cinderella's Coach

Every little princess will love playing fairy godmother. Instead of a magic wand, "Give your kids a table, some munchies, lots of junk, and let them go. Just like Mr. Potato Head, there's no right or wrong with these masterpieces," say Sue and Ki.

For this project, Sue and Ki used corn planters for the wheels, a soap dish for the driver's seat, a drawer pull for the door, and a sink drain for the window. The little mice are mini pumpkins with upholstery-tack noses, wire whiskers, and nail feet.

Here for the Party

With a drainpipe mouth and caster ears, and two eyes made out of brackets, this pumpkin is transformed into the belle (beau?) of the Halloween ball.

Other Ideas

  • Try fashioning a ladybug by attaching upholstery-tack spots, a wing-nut head, and nail feet to a small pumpkin. Sturdy 18-gauge wire makes the antennae.
  • Create fluttering butterflies from old door hinges nailed onto the pumpkin for wings, and 18-gauge wire twisted to form the antennae. You could also add vintage keys and upholstery tacks.
  • For quick and easy access to miscellaneous hardware, separate pieces in an old muffin pan. Keep them organized after you finish the pumpkin projects so you won't have to rifle through the junk drawer later.
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