Jack-o-Lanterns and Eyeballs

After gathering up our scores of gourds at the local pumpkin patch, we carved away at them the night before Halloween. We apparently all have different personalities when it comes to carving the faces, as you can see. They are all unique in their own way! 
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Once Skylar picked his perfect pumpkin, the carving began.



Great compost for our garden.

For an added idea for Halloween, using eco friendly paints you can paint your house number on a pumpkin and display it with your other Halloween/Autumn d├ęcor. We used these paints.

We finished up Skylar's Max hat from Where the Wild Things are and made Halloween cupcakes and apple cider.

We also created these spooky eyeballs for the front window.
Here's how they are made:  

1.  One battery-operated push like such as, GE Battery Operated Push On/Off Round Closet Light 54807

Design a scary eyeball on top of the light.  We went with the vein-look of a regular eyeball, but it can be as scary or as fun as you want them to be.

Don't forget the batteries! I like the Duracell Coppertop

Now it looks like someone's watching you!  

Skylar went as an Ewok last year. If you'd like the tutorial on how this costume was made, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to share. We always have so much fun making the yearly Halloween costumes.

Eco-Tip:  Use food jars such as Ball® for food storage, or other reusables. Doing so will help cut down on the package waste and plastic usage. Keep in mind, plastic is not for the environment. 


  1. So, how are the scary eyeballs affixed to the window??

    1. Hi there, 1105pitbull. We attached ours to the window with plain, clear packing tape. I thought about using Command Strips, but I wanted something that wouldn't be seen. The clear tape wasn't seen and it was a snap to remove after the Halloween holiday. Hope this helps! Have a great week!


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