One of the best parts of getting into the Halloween spirit is decorating around the house. I”m not sure about you, but pumpkin carving is one of my favorite Fall activities — right up there with apple picking and visiting haunted houses. But as many crafties and creative heads have come to find, you don”t need a pumpkin to do a little carving (and no, that is not a slasher film reference). If you”re not feeling the strength to gut out a big pumpkin or if you can”t find any in your area, never fear — here are three alternatives that will prove to be just as fun for you and your family this Halloween.
What a cute idea this is. I love that with the pineapple thrown into the mix, it”s almost like a Tiki themed Halloween. Leave it to our friends at Tablespoon and their members (in this instance, bevcooks) to come up with something so fun and hilarious. And with fruit this small, large tools not required!
These fruit-salad-filled lanterns are adorable and a great way to celebrate Halloween without candy (or you can fill them with candy too, don”t expect me to stop you). These would serve as great party treats or for your child”s class at school. The possibilities are endless — but don”t forget that even with their kid nature, adults love fun snacks, too! If you”re looking for more ideas like this, check out Disney FamilyFun”s website for more cute recipes.
HALLOWEEN JAR LANTERNS
These creative jar lanterns from Fresh Home Ideas are perfect for those of us who don”t want to deal with rotting fruits and are more inclined to make something that will last more than a few nights. So if you”re feeling crafty — keep your leftover pickle and pasta sauce jars, make a trip to the craft store and get to decoupaging! (I personally love the striped one, so if you”re in the generous mood you can drop one off by my house.)
Do you like to channel your inner craft god for the Halloween season? Share your creations with us!