Our friends over at Hallmark.com have totally outdone themselves this Halloween season. Photo stylists extraordinaires Betsy Gantt and Joe Blake created ten—count ’em, ten—ridiculously easy and (frankly) impressive pumpkin-carving ideas. I’m not even that into holiday decorating, and these inventive tutorials are making me want to go gourd shopping. Soon. Here are a few my top four pumpkin faves:
Joe’s Monstroctopus (top left) is an creature masterfully concocted from your veggie drawer. I bet this guy would make a pretty mean soup post-31st, too!
Betsy’s Skully in Stitches (top right) fits in perfectly with my love for three Ss: Black & white color Schemes, Simplicity, and Spookiness. I’m going to crown this one the chic Jack-o-lantern of the year. Because I can.
Betsy’s Haunted Mouse Houses (bottom left) is a creative-yet-minimalist approach to pumpkin carving. It doesn’t take much to become the newest, hottest gourd-architect on the scene; I’m going to make mine all modernist with tons of windows. Those poor mice are going to have to keep a clean house.
And Joe’s Mowlelficent Fowl (bottom right) not only wins honors for the cutest carving, but also gets bonus points for finding a use for all that left-over ginger you bought during your (short-lived) juicing phase. (Please tell me I’m not the only over-ambitious ginger buyer out there.)
Go to the Hallmark.com ideas section to peruse the other six strokes of pumpkin genius and choose yours.