Magical pumpkins

Turn these harvest icons into glowing jack-o'-lantern sculptures

Pumpkins resting in a patch have an almost primordial appeal. Driving past, only the stone-hearted can resist pulling over to hoist them ― cool, hefty, and smooth ― off the ground. Their merits of shape and color are considered ― ludicrously tall and yellow or fiendishly squat and brownish? No other fruit has such personality. Even the stems seem to tell a story.

Once home and carved with nature-inspired designs into jack-o'-lantern sculptures, the pumpkins communicate a new message of the season. Light, varying in intensity, and in some cases color, emanates from cutouts depicting other symbols of fall ― oak and maple leaves, acorns, and not-so-scary spiders ― to delight the eye.

Have a handmade Halloween?
Send a photo of your handmade Halloween decorations to webmaster@sunset.com, or post on our SunsetCommunity bulletin board.

DownComment IconEmail IconFacebook IconGoogle Plus IconGrid IconInstagram IconLinkedin IconList IconMenu IconMinus IconPinterest IconPlus IconRss IconSave IconSearch IconShare IconShopping Cart IconSpeech BubbleSnapchat IconTumblr IconTwitter IconWhatsapp IconYoutube Icon