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Orange Jack-O-Lanterns! Halloween How To.
Not only is October Blogtoberfest month, it's Halloween month too! Halloween isn't really a big thing in Australia though I so wish it were... there are lots of things I wish for; to grow a real money tree, to meet a fairy, the power of invisibility.... none of those are going to come true any time soon.
No Matter!
The Punky household can still indulge in some spooky fun, no matter what the neighbours may think!
Depending on what sort of time I find on my hands, I intend to craft up some more Halloween goodness in the next few weeks, but I made Orange Jack-O-Lanterns today; they are super quick, super easy & super cute.

How To In Comic Strip Form:

Posted by Queen M. from Roma, Queensland, Australia • Published See Queen M.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Orange Jack O Lanterns - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather up your supplies- Oranges, a bowl, a sharp knife, a tea light candle, a marker & a spoon.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Orange Jack O Lanterns - Step 2
    Step 2

    Set your orange down so you know the best angle for it to sit still & steady.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Orange Jack O Lanterns - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mark the face.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Orange Jack O Lanterns - Step 4
    Step 4

    Slice off top of orange (keep the top!) & scoop out all the pulp into the bowl.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Orange Jack O Lanterns - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carve out features with your knife, if you put the spoon back against the side you are carving you won't go through to the other side accidentally.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Orange Jack O Lanterns - Step 6
    Step 6

    WASH OFF THE GOOP! There will be much goop (why I drew the process instead of photographing it!) and you will be sticky.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Orange Jack O Lanterns - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place a tea light candle inside your wee jack & light it, place lid on carefully.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Orange Jack O Lanterns - Step 8
    Step 8

    Voila!

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Orange Jack O Lanterns - Step 9
    Step 9

    Of course I don't have to tell you not to leave these babies unattended but I will anywho... Don't leave them unattended!! If you have long burning tea candles I would recommend leaving the orange top off, I promise it'll still look cool!

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angelichigo
angelichigo · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 21 projects
Love your illustrations!
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Leona W.
Leona W. · Orlando, Florida, US
i actually prefer them without the lid! i don't care that it's may, i'm making these right now...
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Charlet
Charlet · 15 projects
I too wish for the power of invisibility...
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Meghann :)
Meghann :) · Liverpool, England, GB · 1 project
I Just made one of these Happy But mine was a tangerine so its tiny so I can't put a lid on mine haha Happy Awesome Idea Happy
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Pinky T.
Pinky T. · Spring Hill, Florida, US · 7 projects
OOh ooh for even better smells stud the inside of the cap with whole cloves, and it would be a good idea to not have that while the tea lite is lit...but yummy smells oh yea...
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Kira L.
Kira L. · 2 projects
Your A Great Illustrator! Love The Idea!,, They will smell delicious when burning!
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Kim T.
Kim T. · Gainesville, Florida, US
Super cute! And I bet they smell amazing, too.
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Allie-Fierce
Allie-Fierce · Prescott, Arizona, US
Very clever! I love your illustrations!
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