Thursday, November 01, 2007

I like to take away all the Halloween decorations before the morning of All Saints Day - but what to do with our Jack O' Lanterns? Some years we ceremoniously present them to our chickens for a feast - other years they've barely made it to the compost due to warm weather.

This year the pumpkins were still in pretty good shape so we used some pictures that came in the mail to honor some of our favorite Saints.

We took our Jack-O'Lanterns and cut around the face to leave a large opening. We cut out our images and arranged them between wax paper and then I ironed it together. I trimmed and bent the wax papered image to fit in the pumpkin opening and lit our candles (a small votive in a glass jar). I think we found a new tradition!

4 comments:

Matilda said...

We are definitely going to try this idea next year. Since our All Hallows Eve Party was at someone else's house last night, we didn't carve any pumpkins. Yours look fabulous!!

MaryM said...

Great idea! They look so festive.

Elena said...

What a neat way to recycle your Jack O lanterns!

Sarah said...

These look great! I think we got these pictures in the mail recently, too =)