Our Halloween Pumpkin

15:00 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

Halloween has crept up on us this year as we've been so busy over the last week or so (more on that to come) but we always love to have a pumpkin in our house on Halloween so the local children know that we are trick or treat friendly and to make our window look festive.

My niece and nephew have been really excited about taking Bud out trick or treating again this year so they were the perfect people to give me a little pumpkin design inspiration and help me out with the carving.

My niece is very creative and had been scouring the internet for designs that she could use in carving the good few pumpkins she is in charge of at this time of year. In the end she came up with this fab design - a heavily kohl-ed eye (using black marker pen) and a very scary, toothpick mouth. The addition of a witch's hat completes the super spooky look.

I'm very impressed with the results and our pumpkin will be burning brightly in our window this evening. I've tried and tried to take a decent photo of it lit but, having left my camera at a friend's house, this is the best my phone will do.

Pumpkin with toothpick mouth and witch's hat

Family Investments set the challenge to carve our pumpkin and supplied us with a few sweet treats for accepting the challenge.