October Pumpkin Tips

Pumpkin carving and quick tips with Classic Accessories:

How to use Tracing Paper to Transfer A Design to a Pumpkin:

  1. Create your design on one side of the tracing paper.
  2. Flip the paper over and carefully trace the design on the opposite (reversed) side with a #2 pencil.
  3. Place the reverse side (from step 2) against the pumpkin where you would like your design to go.
  4. Trace your original design with a pencil or do a soft rubbing being sure to apply pressure to all lines on the design.

Preserving the pumpkin:
For those of you who don’t want to spray bleach onto your pumpkin, we’ve heard that these concoctions can work as well:
Lemon Juice and Water 1:1 ratio or Tea tree oil and Grape seed extracts

Alternative Carving Method:
Not a fan of solid lines and shapes?
Use a drill to create a pattern of holes in the pumpkin skin.

Adding dimension to the pumpkin carving:
You can create a second layer of dimension by only partially carving into the pumpkin flesh in some places and going all of the way through in others.

Colored Lights:
For fun colors when you don’t have a special candle or light, place a battery-powered tea light or lantern into the pumpkin and place a layer of tissue paper against the interior of the carved area of the pumpkin.

Easy Assembly:
Instead of cutting out the stem, cut the entry hole into the pumpkin from the underside. Instead of putting a flame into the pumpkin, you have a plate to set the candle on—and only have to worry about placing the carved pumpkin around the flame.

Spend more time outdoors with your favorite pumpkin designs. Happy Halloween!

October Pumpkin Tips

Halloween on the Patio

When we think of Halloween and outdoors, we think of all the fun trick-or-treaters running from house to house. Why let kids have all the fun?

Celebrating outdoors can be easier than you think. DigsDigs Party Ideas tells us that an outdoor Halloween party can be even more exciting than an indoor one!

Why is that? Because nature around, trees, bushes, ponds and earth become a part of your décor and you can play very well with it. Beautiful trees with yellow leaves
can be a perfect background, and faux ravens on the table and chairs look so real! A table with gloomy trees around looks so mysterious with candles and Jack-o-lanterns on it.
If you are looking for something less traditional, choose a green tablecloth, plants and chairs and combine them with black accessories. Check out some fun ways to decorate this weekend and get inspired …

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One of the best ways to stretch your decorations for dual purpose is to use them as night falls to light pathways that will guide guests to tables or even little trick-or-treaters to your front door:

We love the outdoors – no matter what may be lurking out there. Have a safe and spooky weekend.

Image Sources:
Lisa Hallet Taylor
Homeiswheretheboatis.com
outdoorhomescapes.com
blog.brightsettings.com
yournestdesign.blogspot.com
hometalk.com
DigsDigs.com

 

Halloween on the Patio