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Happy Halloween!  So I know it’s probably a little late to decorate/carve your pumpkin today, BUT those jack-o-lanterns can be left on your doorstep all weekend long for extra kudos if you ask me.  I wanted to quickly share my very favorite pumpkin carving & decorating posts of the year.  It’s never too late, guys!

The Peak of Tres Chic’s DIY Ikat Pumpkin

Are you kidding me with this ridiculously adorable, front-door worthy pumpkin?  THIS is an arts and crafts project my mother would not have relegated to the laundry room (strange how all of my “art” throughout the years ended up there!).  Thank you, Sam Penner, for this does of adorableness!  Check our her blog post to get the full scoop.

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Lil Luna’s DIY Washi Tape Pumpkins

Orange not your thing?  Cover it up!  Black + White Paint and Washi Tape transforms these gourds into could-be year-round masterpieces.  Okay maybe not year-round…but nobody’s going to judge you if their shelf life dips a little further into November than usual.  We love ’em!  Get the full scoop & instructions on the Lil’ Luna blog post.

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Tater Tots & Jello’s DIY Carved Gold Geometric Pumpkins

Jen of Tater Tots & Jello totally managed to elevate your usual ho hum jack-o-lantern into these golden beauties.  I love that she combines so many of the seasons trends (gilded, geometric, arrows) into one seasonal piece.  Bravo!  Visit her post to get the full tutorial here.

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Bravo!  I wish I hadn’t already carved my pumpkin last weekend.  I wish I’d taken a better picture– here’s the best shot of our group’s jack-o-line-up:

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I personally was inspired by the Dia de los Muertos ….and here’s a close up of that bad boy:

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Happy Halloween, Y’all!

xx, Alana

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