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Garden Path: Mini Pumpkin Lanterns

pumpkin lanterns

It’s hard to believe that Halloween will be here in just about two weeks! Where has this year gone? A few weeks ago when I was hanging out at our local craft store looking for inspiration, I discovered that all the metal gardening hooks and planters were on sale for fifty percent off. Of course, I love a good bargain and I scooped up a few of these darling miniature shepherd’s hooks. Surely, they were versatile for use in my crafting adventures and also in the garden. In my mind, I had conjured up the most darling craft, pumpkin lanterns.

 

My next stop was food shopping at Whole Foods. Outside there was a plethora of pumpkins. Of course if you know me, I am an addict of all things pumpkin- fancy gourds, white, greens, pinks, cinderellas, warty and all. I’ll take one of each! I scooped up a few of these little cuties and got carving the pumpkin lanterns with the kids.
In no time, we had crafted a few carved pumpkin lantern friends to greet this year’s trick or treaters.
For the full tutorial, please take a peek at my post over on HGTV Gardens.

Photo Credits: Tilly’s Nest

  • Hello cute lady! I love the pumpkins. I’m so excited to party with you today! Thank you for hosting. We would love it if you would swing by our party. That would be fantastic! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

  • Love these pumpkins! Thanks for hosting.

  • Neat hanging pumpkin heads!!!

  • Such darling lanterns! Thank you for hosting! We shared some of our past Halloween posts. Enjoy your day!