Category Archives: Holidays

Here’s the drill!

PUMPKIN LANTERNS WITH NO CARVING REQUIRED!

Simple but pretty!

I’m lousy at carving pumpkins. The inside is smelly, slimy and sticky. The thick shell combined with my knife skills are a hazard to my health. But I found a solution!

Tools of torture – in addition to the drills and dremels

Thanks to YouTube, Pinterest and a collection of drills and dremels in our household, I safely created these pumpkin lanterns for our booth at the local community market! Yayyy!

Here’s what I learned from my experience. Use white chalk to draw your design on. Marker is hard to remove and pencil leaves indentations. Dry erase may work but I can’t attest to it.

The before picture.

Clean out the inside first. Your drill bits won’t get so gunky, but be careful with the amount of pressure you apply if your holes are very close together. Cracking the shell is a huge frustration when you’ve almost completed the project. Cover the work surface and surrounding splash zone with plastic, paper, or old towels.

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Costume Shopping, Decorations, Can’t Wait For Halloween!!

Where can you get your Halloween fix? I put together a short list to get you started. Tell me what you’ve found and we’ll add to the list!

Trinity United Methodist Church in Denton

Flower Mound

Calloway’s

Aubrey Pumpkin Patch

Trick or Treat in Downtown Denton

The Parker House – for adults

Denton Day of the Dead