It’s Pumpkin Time!

Welcome to Imagine That on Wednesdays!

With the holiday season fast approaching, people are breaking out the crafts.  First up are Halloween decorations.  We used to carve pumpkins when I was growing up.  Simple at first, but then I fell in love with the various patterns you could buy at Michaels.  Carving cats was much more fun than triangle noses and mouths.  My least favorite part, however, was scooping out the pumpkin innards.  Blegh.

My solution now is not to carve at all.  But my mom still wanted some pumpkins for decorations, so last year she bought them anyway–and gave me the job of decorating them.  Not to worry.  If I didn’t want to use a knife, I could use a Sharpie.

You can do this at home too if you don’t like the mess of carving the pumpkins (and the even worse mess of throwing them out after they’ve molded).  And you can still use the patterns from the carving book.  Simply use the Sharpie to color in the areas you would normally cut out.

Last year's pumpkins

For some other Halloween crafting tips, see Debra Kristi’s post on making a budget friendly “Wicked Wreath of Delight” and Tameri Etherton’s “Getting Crafty With It!