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Let’s Get Carving!

This weekend we were on the soccer field at a Halloween tournament. So fun to see all the costumes. My daughter’s team went as Where’s Waldo and came in second place. My younger daughter got super inspired and decided to go home and make herself into a sugar skull. I thought she looked great! It’s also time to start carving pumpkins. You don’t want to do it to far in advance unless you want a moldy pumpkin on Friday. We plan on carving on Wednesday. I looked at Ray Villafane’s website for some ideas. What an amazing artist! Check out some of my favorites below. Looking for something easier or less messy. How about spray painting on letters or designs? Or use an old lacy stocking to cover the pumpkins. You can even cover them in fabric like we did last year. Check out the directions here. Pinterest is also full of some great ideas. Have fun and don’t forget to cook your pumpkin...

happy halloween – best pumpkin carvings

Ray Villafane There are some amazing pumpkin carvings out there and I thought in honor of Halloween I would share some great ones. I came across the artist Ray Villafane during my search. Wow! You can see his pumpkins here also. Quite amazing, it is too bad they rot after a few days. There are plenty of other great designs out there. It seems like Martha Stewart got us started on this trend of sculptural pumpkins. We all used to do the traditional jack-o-lantern face but now anything goes. Here are some of Martha’s creations that I thought were great. Being a designer, I love the use of type and unusual subject matter, at least unusual for a pumpkin anyway! Next we just have to figure out what we can carve for...