Halloween Polka-Dot Pumpkins

drilling pumpkin

thank you, honey!

Today I have a quick Halloween Pinterest success story to share. 

Like our last triumphant Pinterest project, simplicity is the genius of this idea. You know, the “Why didn’t I think of that?” factor.

Besides finding the pumpkins and the pin, I can’t take any credit for this. My husband did all the work. He scooped out two large pumpkins and power-drilled holes in them. The results are warmly glowing, other-worldly jack-o-lanterns, polka-dotted with candlelight. These are the classiest pumpkins ever to grace our front porch!

The white dotted jack-o-lantern is especially magical, I think.

white glowing pumpkin

subtle glowing jack-o-lantern

The idea for polka-dot pumpkins is available on many Pinterest pins from sources like MarthaStewart.com and Creative Connections for Kids.

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Matthew 5:14 ESV

The Light in Me by Brandon Heath.

What’s the best part of making a jack-o-lantern?


Today I’m honored Dear Mr. Zuckerberg is appearing on Project Underbloga submission-based, collaborative writing project honoring the smaller voices in the blogger community. What a brilliant concept. Go see what we small and mighty have to say.

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8 Responses to Halloween Polka-Dot Pumpkins

  1. Oh what a GREAT IDEA!!!!! I am SO gonna have my hubby do this with our pumpkins…reading this made me realize that we haven’t even carved them yet! LOL Better get on it…

    • Aimee

      Chris, this project was surprisingly quick (says the spouse who did none of the work)! I found these jack-o-lanterns glow more subtly than a regular cutout face, so I stocked them full of tea lights to up the wattage. Have fun!

  2. Rebecca

    Love it! Nice job Whetstines!!!

  3. That does look super cute! Maybe I should put Dakotapastor to work!

    • Aimee

      Pam, if he likes power tools, he will probably enjoy doing this. We (Jeff) made two and found the pumpkin shells were different in thickness and hardness. Could be a science project, too!

  4. Power tools AND pumpkin carving? Sounds like a perfect Sandy-day craft. :)

    • Aimee

      Go for it! Justine, please take good care of yourself and your family in the storm. We’re praying for the many people and states in Sandy’s path.