5 Creative Alternatives To Pumpkin Carving

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Pumpkin Alternatives: 5 Things to Carve Other Than Pumpkins This Halloween

Get creative this Halloween and carve something other than pumpkins. How about a pineapple, watermelon or pepper! Say what? Yes, if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere warm and tropical, this is definitely a DIY for you! If you live in a colder area, don’t worry, you can bring a little bit of that Halloween tropical vibe to your fall decor with these 5 Creative Alternatives to Pumpkin Carving! Seriously, my son loved it! It’s so easy to do and the added extra fruit is a yummy treat too! If you’re looking for more Halloween and party ideas, subscribe to our email list and get a FREE ebook plus bonus party planner just for signing up!
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What You Will Need:

  • Pineapple
  • Pineapple Corer
  • Knifes
  • Bowl
  • Small LED candle

Instructions:

  1. Cut off the top of your pineapple with a sharp knife.
  2. Remove the inside of the pineapple with a pineapple corer and set fruit aside in a bowl for later.
  3. Cut the center core with a knife and then remove.
  4. Take a sharp knife and start carving out the eyes, nose and then the mouth.
  5. Add a small LED candle inside of the pineapple, replace the top of the pineapple and then find a fun place to show off your fun and creative Pineapple Jack-o-Lantern. If you’re having a festive Halloween party – set if out near your food or desserts!

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How to Make a Watermelon Jack-o-Lantern

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What you will need:

  • Watermelon
  • Washable Marker
  • Knives
  • Ice Cream Scooper or Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Plastic Bag

Instructions:

  1. Cut a small slice off the bottom of your watermelon with a sharp knife. This will help it to not tip over while you’re displaying it.
  2. Cut the top off of your watermelon with a sharp knife.
  3. Begin to remove the insides of the watermelon with a scooper or spoon. Set your watermelon aside in a bowl to enjoy later.
  4. Remove any remaining watermelon from the inside and discard in a bag.
  5. Draw your face onto the watermelon with a washable marker.
  6. Carve your face pattern out with a paring knife. (A paring knife works best for carving the face).
  7. Add a small LED candle inside the watermelon.
  8. Place the top of the watermelon back on and display your Watermelon Jack-o-Lantern for all to see!

How to make a Scary Scull Pepper Face

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What you will need:

  • Paring Knife
  • Plastic Bag

Instructions:

  1. Take your paring knife and cut off the bottom of the pepper.
  2. Take out the seeds of the pepper and discard in a plastic bag. (Careful not to pull out the stem if you want this look).
  3. Then cut out the eyes and nose with a paring knife.
  4. Cut triangle pieces out of the bottom of the pepper to give it the scull look.

How to make a Cantaloupe Jack-o-Lantern

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What you will need:

  • Cantaloupe
  • Washable Marker
  • Knives
  • Ice Cream Scooper or Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Plastic Bag

Instructions:

  1. Cut a small slice off the bottom of your cantaloupe with a sharp knife. This will help it to not tip over while you’re displaying it.
  2. Cut the top off of your cantaloupe with a sharp knife.
  3. Begin to remove the insides of the cantaloupe with a scooper or spoon and discard in a bag. Set your cantaloupe aside in a bowl to enjoy later.
  4. Draw your face onto the cantaloupe with a washable marker.
  5. Carve your face pattern out with a paring knife. (A paring knife works best for carving the face).
  6. Add a small LED candle inside the cantaloupe.
  7. Place the top of the cantaloupe back on and display your Cantaloupe Jack-o-Lantern for all to see.

How to make a Franken-Vampire Papaya

5 Creative Alternatives To Pumpkin Carving - Pretty My Party | www.prettymyparty.comWhat you will need:

  • Papaya
  • Washable Marker
  • Knives
  • Ice Cream Scooper or Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Plastic Bag

Instructions:

  1. Cut the bottom of your papaya with a sharp knife. This will help it to not tip over while you’re displaying it.
  2. Cut the top off of your papaya with a sharp knife.
  3. Begin to remove the insides of the papaya with a scooper or spoon and discard in a bag. Set your papaya aside in a bowl to enjoy later.
  4. Draw your face onto the papaya with a washable marker.
  5. Carve your face pattern out with a paring knife. (A paring knife works best for carving the face). Please note: The outer exterior of the papaya is softer than the other fruit so be careful when carving the face.
  6. Cut triangle pieces on top of the papaya for the Franken-Vampire look. Do the same with the top of the papaya that you cut off earlier.
  7. Add a small LED candle inside the papaya.
  8. Place the top of the papaya back on and display your Franken-Vampire Papaya for all to see.

What do you think about these pumpkin alternatives? Have you carved something other than a pumpkin? We would love to know what. Leave a comment below! Happy Halloween!

This DIY originally appeared on PopSugar Living.

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