Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:37 pm

Nope. Not unless you want to have a visit from the fire department :)

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:18 pm

Murfreesboro wrote:Nothing beats real candles, but when you have some acrylic pumpkins, you can't use the candles in those, of course.
That's true. Unless of course you were looking to do an insurance job! :wink: :lol:
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:03 pm

Or maybe just to liven things up :twisted:

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:18 pm

Pumpkin56 wrote:Or maybe just to liven things up :twisted:
I suppose it would be a great scene setter if you wanted to recreate Hell! :lol: :twisted:
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by iHaunt » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:21 pm

Guess what?? I got an extra large pumpkin tonight, but I will not carve it till Monday. I will put candle inside it on Monday night till it will turn rot. So no worries.... I will get 2 or 3 more pumpkins in October. ;)

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Post by Jack Skellington » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:56 am

iHaunt wrote:Guess what?? I got an extra large pumpkin tonight, but I will not carve it till Monday. I will put candle inside it on Monday night till it will turn rot. So no worries.... I will get 2 or 3 more pumpkins in October. ;)
Cool! Post some pics please iHaunt once it's carved! :) :wink:
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:35 am

I LOVE the big pumpkins! I'm thinking about making a big jack-o-lantern out of papier mache this year just to have some variety in my pumpkin patch. Not sure where I will store the beast when Halloween is over though... :?

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Lillith » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:02 am

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Lillith wrote:Yeah I found some tealights that burn 9 hours. I love those.
I like the traditional candlelight.
Where did you buy them? I'm just thinking for Morticia, being that you're Stateside of "the pond." Although (ASDA) Walmart sell them over here like I said, so maybe the Walmart's over there will sell them?

The traditional candlelight is awesome though! :)
I found mine in Walgreen's.
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:12 am

Oh and Jack, I think I may try to recreate Hell :twisted: It'll have to wait until Halloween's on a Friday though. I think that might be a major production :)

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:43 pm

Pumpkin56 wrote:Oh and Jack, I think I may try to recreate Hell :twisted: It'll have to wait until Halloween's on a Friday though. I think that might be a major production :)
Sounds like a great idea! :lol: :twisted:

This just reminded me of the South Park "Hell on Earth 2006" episode! :lol:
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by NeverMore » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:47 am

Pumpkin56 wrote:Has anyone ever found a red pumpkin light? I have a small pumpkin with a vampire on it and I think it would look best with a red light. I've yet to find one though and I really hate the idea of having to make one--I've already got too many projects as it is.
How about these? Image

The frosting should help diffuse the light. You could probably pick this type of light up in a store that's already carrying products for that holiday whose name I shall not say.


Morticia wrote:Jack where are you getting these? I've found ones that burn for 6 and they were quite expensive, but I've never seen any that burn 9?
He might be thinking of votive candles. The ones I have seem to burn about that long if not longer. I picked up a 9 pack of them at Big Lots for $5. The ginger pumpkins ones. They smell like pumpkin pie. In fact, they smell so good, I may just try eating one.

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by NeverMore » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:57 am


To add to the topic, I saw an article in one of this year's magazines where they use fishing line to hang the jacko under their porch roof. This makes a candle lit jack-o-lantern look like it's floating in mid-air on the darkened porch.

Even further, I think it would be a cool idea to put candy in the floating pumpkins and let the kids with the best costumes take a swing at it, piñata style. Of course, there would be a bit of a mess to clean up later.

Put razor blades in the remaining pumpkins for the inevitable hooligans that will come around later. :twisted:

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:47 am

NeverMore wrote:
To add to the topic, I saw an article in one of this year's magazines where they use fishing line to hang the jacko under their porch roof. This makes a candle lit jack-o-lantern look like it's floating in mid-air on the darkened porch.

Even further, I think it would be a cool idea to put candy in the floating pumpkins and let the kids with the best costumes take a swing at it, piñata style. Of course, there would be a bit of a mess to clean up later.

Put razor blades in the remaining pumpkins for the inevitable hooligans that will come around later. :twisted:
The fishing line hanging Jack O'Lantern sounds great!

I like the idea about putting candy in the floating pumpkins, although it would be a horrible clean up like you say!

The razor blades in the pumpkins for the hooligans sounds like a plan! :twisted: :lol: :twisted: :lol: :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:50 am

I like the fishing line idea, but I noticed that you can already buy pumpkin hangers and I'm all about convenience :)

Man if you let the little ones use one of your pumpkins as a pinata, you would be finding bits of pumpkin for a month!

Good call on the razor blades for the hooligans. One year, some punks threw a pumpkin through my friends windshield. Then it rained that night. A very, very rude awakening as you can imagine. :x This is another reason I have stopped using the real pumpkins. I still keep a very close eye on my artificial darlings though...

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Murfreesboro » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:42 am

Oh, man, breaking a windshield is not a cool Halloween prank at all, not at all.

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