Some take a little carving, others are simply crafts inspired by the traditional jack-o’-lantern, but none of these festive ideas require an actual pumpkin.
Paper Plate Pumpkin
Jack-o’-Lantern Fruit Cups
Transform empty glass baby food jars or small mason jars into festive candles to illuminate a spooky dinner in the dark, a porch, or your pathway (when using them outside, consider placing electric lights inside to avoid a fire hazard).
Photo and idea from Increasingly Domestic. Get instructions here.
Popsicle Stick Pumpkin Magnet
If you didn’t deplete your stash making homemade popsicles this summer, put the extras to good use with this fun Halloween craft. Orange and black paint transform the natural wood into a jack-o’-lantern and a curly green pipe cleaner adds the finishing touch.
Photo and idea from This Girl’s Life Blog. Get instructions here.