This wacky fellow is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. Starting with a medium pumpkin, Amy Detrick at Tonality Designs cleaned out the insides and then carved a classic smiling face. For his hair, she placed a pot of tall white flowers inside the hollow pumpkin. When carving your own character, make sure to cut the top opening so it’s large enough to fit your desired flowerpot. Then, insert any plant that makes a funny hairdo.
KEEP YOUR JACK-O’-LANTERN FRESHMix 1 teaspoon of bleach with 1 gallon of water. Soak your pumpkin in the solution, or spray it onto the inside and outside surfaces. Let your jack-o’-lantern dry and then wipe petroleum jelly over the cut edges to keep them from drying out.