I was going through my digital pictures and couldn't help but smiling at the jack-o-lanterns we made over the years. And other fun Halloween decor. Come join me looking at what I think are some of my cutest pictures of my porch and pumpkins.
I usually do put out a fun and colorful wreath. This is the one I had last year and will have again this year.
Ooops, just saw that I used it a few years ago too. I must have just stored it for a few years.
These two are teens now. And much taller. Ha! Notice the Darth Vadar costume. I've been seeing lots of those in the stores. Do you see my scary mums? It took me years but, I stopped being the first person to buy mums. They don't last long enough if you do.
Here is a Jack-O-Lantern. I guess it was a scary themed year.
Personally, I always like the more friendly ones.
Below is one I made last year. It used a solar light! It worked great and I had it shining brightly for weeks. If you want to see how to make it, here is the Solar Jack-o-Lantern tutorial. Just an fyi, it was easy to do!
Actually, I think that guy might have been our only carved pumpkin last year. The kids weren't into doing it so I left the others as decor.
I think the above was my favorite fall planter ever!
Does this guy make it look more "Halloweeny"?
We love our black kitty! He puts up with a lot.
We are obviously a cat family. I couldn't help myself one year. Check to the cat we made below. I think it's actually one of my favorites!! Check the total creativity I used to hold up his head. I remember being frustrated and just plopped one of the kids plastic drink cups to hold up his head. No one noticed in the dark (I hope!).
This was actually easy and fun.
And, last year I painted a turquoise pumpkin. Do you do that in your area? We put it out to show kids that we had non-peanut treats for those kiddos with allergies.
The only picture I have of it was the work in process.
What was your favorite pumpkin or Jack-o-Lantern. Share in the comments!
I have never heard of the turquoise painted pumpkin to indicate no peanuts. I think it is a brilliant idea and wish it was more commonly known. Remember, some peanut allergies are so agressive that even if you handle peanuts or use the same spoon to mix non peanut items that you have used on peanut items it may cause a reaction. It is a terrible allergy to have. Aspirin is the only allergy I know of that is as difficult to manage as the peanut allergy.
Good job on spreading the word, you get A+ for Public Health Service today!