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Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Gifts


Pumpkin Carving and Free Designs

The longest lasting Jack o' Lantern that we had in our household was not carved out at all.The pumpkin was left completely intact. The face was drawn on with marker. This pumpkin lasted well into Thanksgiving. But if you want to cut out a face or design on your pumpkin, then it has never been easier. You can buy a pumpkin carving kit complete with stencils. This is a vast improvement over your parents or grandparents days when they carved out a pumpkin with a knife. You can make your own designs or download free pumpkin stencils online.

List of a couple pattern sites.

Kim's Free Pumpkin Patterns

Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Extreme Pumpkin Carving

Grandfather is Busy Carving out a Pumpkin

Jack-o-lantern by Abbott Fuller Graves - Peel and Stick Removable Graphic on Amazon

Jack-o-lantern by Abbott Fuller Graves - Peel and Stick Removable Graphic on Amazon

More Halloween Posters and Décor

Find all of these type of decorations when you Click on to see more Jack o' Lanterns Posters and More Ideas Here

Steps on Carving out a Pumpkin

Here are the step by step on carving out a pumpkin to make it a Jack o' Lantern. For decorating the house with posters to removable giant stickers you can find these on Amazon under the link above.

  1. Cut an opening in the top or bottom of a pumpkin. Keep the top piece to use as a lid.
  2. Clean and scrape the inside to where the wall of the pumpkin wall is no more than one inch thick.
  3. Cut out the pattern or make your own out of a piece of paper. Unless you are handily without a pattern.
  4. If using a pattern, use a tool called the poker. Poke through the paper making dots along each outline on the pattern.
  5. Start sawing with a pumpkin carver or knife around the outline of the dots. Always hold the carver at a right angle to the pumpkin.
  6. Light a candle inside the pumpkin, then close the lid. Quickly put out the flame and cut a small hole where a spot had blackened inside the lid. This will let the smoke and heat escape while a candle glows inside.

The Art of Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Shirts for Kids and Adults


See these holiday t-shirt and sweatshirt and many more proucts for Halloween when you visit the link below.

All Halloween Gifts from Sandyspider Gifts on Zazzle Here!

Black Cat Sitting by a Jack o' Lantern

on Amazon see below

on Amazon see below

Funny Cat Poster

Top Ten Halloween the Movies Voted on by You - Formally an Amazon Voting module

Top Ten Halloween Movies

Top Ten Halloween Movies

The photo shows my top ten that picks for Halloween movies. Find these and many more of your favorites on Amazon.

Halloween Movies favorites on Amazon when clicking here.

Pumpkin Tote Bags and More

See the link below for these bags and all others on Sandyspider Gifts on Zazzle

See the link below for these bags and all others on Sandyspider Gifts on Zazzle

Treat or Treat Organic Green Bags

These can be customize to different styles of bags and even economy. Here are the Halloween and many other type of bags with different photos and designs. From Sandyspider Gifts. Just click on the link below.

Tote Bags, Messenger Bags, Computer Bags and More Bags on Zazzle

3D Pumpkin Carving

Dogs Need Pumpkin Costumes Too

This cute pumpkin costume will drive your friends out of their gourds! Super soft plush jack-o-lantern costume with matching pumpkin cap. Your dog will look adorable.

Pumpkin Pie Costume More Like a Jack o' Lantern

Pumpkin romper costume has a bright eyed pumpkin adorning the front and green "foliage" around the neckline. Also includes a matching headpiece. Pumpkin costume has a satin sheen. Other accessories are available separately. Hand wash, Line Dry. Pumpkin costume for women is available in a standard size.

Spooky Pumpkin Costume

Halloween Costumes, Shirts, Hats and Aprons in Articles

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    Save money with clearance Halloween costumes for girls when you shop online with online coupons and promo codes at PromoPro.
  • Clearance Halloween Costumes for Boys
    On Wholesale Halloween Costumes, there are 133 costumes for boys listed on the clearance page where you can save additional money off the already wholesale price for these items.
  • Vintage Halloween T-shirts
    When going trick-or-treating with your child or grandchild, it is fun to dress up as well. Halloween T-shirts are always fun to wear.
  • Vote for Favorite Pet Photos on Halloween Hats
    Halloween hats are fun with favorite pet photos. Vote for your favorite. These are from the pets of Hubbers. Thank you so much for sharing them with me.
  • Scary Halloween Aprons
    Whether you are having a Halloween party or making a special meal for the family, you will love these scary Halloween aprons. On Zazzle they come in three different colors, regular and long size and a bib for the baby. Have some fun with chilling...

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Halloween and Autumn Cards

  • Autumn and Halloween Greeting Cards
    Fun to give out Autumn and Halloween greeting cards. Enjoy the colors of fall with the oranges in pumpkin and the changing colors of the leaves. Beautiful scenery cards for everyone.
  • Halloween Photo Frame Cards and Gifts
    Personalize your Halloween with photo frame cards and gifts. Nothing is more enjoyable then receiving an invitation or gift box with a personalize photo of your little goblin. Online POD shops like Zazzle have a large selection of products to add...
  • Halloween Postcards and Zazzle to HubPages Tips
    Halloween postcards are very trendy these days. It has became the most popular next to Christmas for sending out cards. Here ares some postcards and how to add them from Zazzle.
  • Halloween Cards
    Halloween is the 8th largest card-sending occasion. There are over 28 million Halloween cards sent out each year. Will you be one sending out a card?

Autumn and Halloween Gift Ideas

  • Keychains with Vintage Halloween Theme
    Get into the spirit of Halloween with these vintage images that are on keychains. These are available in sets of 2, 4 and 6. Printed on both sides and very durable.
  • Halloween Cat Coffee Gift Baskets
    Cats are mysterious animals. They are the perfect animal to represent Halloween. Enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee along with a customized mug and coasters from these coffee baskets.
  • Vintage Pilgrim Boy on Pumpkin Tile Napkin Holder
    Adorable cartoon pilgrim boy praying while sitting on a pumpkin does not get any better then that for the awe moment. When entertaining the family for Thanksgiving it is nice to decorate in a matching theme for the dining room. This adorable tile...
  • Unique Halloween Wall Decals
    Whether you are having a Halloween party or just want to decorate with the holiday theme, Zazzle wall decals will give your room a festive look. These decorative decal skins are made of quality high-resolution fabric paper to bring out the bright...

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Do you Like Scary or Happy Jack o' Lanterns?

shibbir on October 30, 2012:

Awesome i read more about pumpkin but it is awesome

MintySea on October 24, 2011:

I like happy jack O' Lanterns

pS your shop is now added to my lens

jvsper63 on October 19, 2011:

Great lens, we all love pumpkins:) you did a wonderful job...lots of useful info!!!

mistersquidoo_here on October 17, 2011:

i like the pumpkin design..hohoho

RinchenChodron on September 27, 2011:

Definitely Happy ones.

squid-pinkchic18 on November 04, 2010:

Great job with this lens! Love it :) I featured it on my lens titled "Top 10 Halloween Pumpkin Designs"

WebIsFun on October 27, 2010:

I love happy pumpkins .. different designs are really neat too - but I skip the scary ones

Sheilamarie from British Columbia on October 25, 2010:

I like them happy. Though I like to eat them too, and I bet that's scary for them!

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on October 18, 2010:

We can always use more ideas for pumpkin carving. I've lensrolled this to my Jack o Lantern Ideas.

June Campbell from North Vancouver, BC, Canada on October 12, 2010:

What a huge selection of Halloween items you have here.

CliveAnderson LM on October 09, 2010:

Nicely done, have lensrolled to my Pumpkin Halloween Costumes lens. Thank you.


Clive Anderson

anonymous on October 03, 2010:

love it

Seeking Pearls from Pueblo West on September 24, 2010:

I enjoyed reading about the pumpkin carving. Nice Job!

oztoo lm on November 05, 2009:

Great lens.

Patricia on November 04, 2009:

I love the carvings on this lens. By the way if you make the bread from my recipe lens you will be soooo glad you did. It is yummy especially fresh out of the oven

Sue Dixon from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK on October 31, 2009:

Great lens- its all looks fantastic- Happy Halloween!

KFreeman on October 19, 2009:

Great lens. Lot's of neat ideas to add to the Halloween mood...

bdkz on October 17, 2009:

Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!

Robin S from USA on October 13, 2009:

Congratulations new 100 club member!

andreaberrios lm on October 09, 2009:

Very cute and fun lens! excellent, lensrolled to all my Halloween lenses.

BalanceGirl on October 06, 2009:

Playsational has some great free pumpkin carving stencils. Here are some good ones.

Disney Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Scary Pumpkin Stencils

Andy-Po on October 06, 2009:

Great lens and thanks for adding to my groups. I have added some extra featured lens modules for all of your new lenses.

Mary from Chicago area on October 04, 2009:

If only the dang chipmunks etc. didn't always try to munch our pumpkins! Nice lens, 5*

SherryHolderHunt on September 29, 2009:

I like all Jack-o-lanterns and we usually carve about 4 of them. Rolling to my Boo: Time for Halloween Lens. 5*s

tandemonimom lm on September 23, 2009:

Nice jack-o-lanterns! Lensrolled to Halloween T's & Treat Bags.

Carol Goss on September 20, 2009:

Lensroling to my Halloween freebie printables. Very nice lens :)

Cheryl Kohan from England on September 15, 2009:

Once again you have created a one-of-a-kind tribute to Halloween! It's just great. I would like to add it to the Featured Lens module on my Halloween Art lens....so thanks!

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on September 10, 2009:

Great Halloween Zazzle products and great Pumpkin Carving lens. It just doesn't seem possible that it will soon be Halloween again.

Dianne Loomos on September 10, 2009:

Love the pumpkin and jack-o-lantern posters!

WhiteOak50 on September 08, 2009:

I love pumpkins!! I try my best to use the whole pumpkin, for decorating and for cooking. I have seen some beautiful artwork done of pumpkins too, fancinating.

hlkljgk from Western Mass on September 08, 2009:

great halloween lens

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on September 07, 2009:

Great Lens! Thanks for the online site for the stencils. I think that will come in very handy.

Lisa from Rhode Island on September 06, 2009:

great lens I love everything Halloween great pumpkin carving info

ElizabethJeanAl on September 06, 2009:

Awesome lens! We have a Halloween Party most years, and my husband carves a dozen pumpkins. He turns out some awesome jack-o-lanterns but without his tools, he couldn't do it.


The Party Animal from Partytown USA on September 06, 2009:

Great Job - I carved you out 5 Stars

WindyWintersHubs from Vancouver Island, BC on September 06, 2009:

Great Pumpkin Carving Lens. What Wonderful Zazzle Halloween Designs. :)