Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:13 am

It sounds like you have anti social issues in the USA too. We have it here in Britain. It's not cool! :x
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Murfreesboro » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:25 am

Oh, we sure can. Back in the '70s & '80s, up in Detroit, they used to have something called "Devil's Night" on October 30th. These hoodlums would go around setting abandoned houses on fire. It went on for years up there. I don't think it happens anymore, though. I guess they must have finally burned everything down.

Happily, I haven't heard about too much Halloween vandalism around here. Occasionally over the years I have had a pumpkin go missing, or an empty candy bowl, if I've left one out for TOTers while I was away. But always those things have turned up a few days later, in unusual places on my own property. I always figured those were harmless Halloween pranks.

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:27 am

Murfreesboro wrote:Oh, we sure can. Back in the '70s & '80s, up in Detroit, they used to have something called "Devil's Night" on October 30th. These hoodlums would go around setting abandoned houses on fire. It went on for years up there. I don't think it happens anymore, though. I guess they must have finally burned everything down.

Happily, I haven't heard about too much Halloween vandalism around here
Sounds like they had it bad in Detroit then! :shock:

That's good that you haven't heard of much vandalism where you are. :)
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by iHaunt » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:46 am

Anyone do hanging pumpkin/jack 'o lantern props on the roof? I don't mean REAL pumpkins! :D

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:02 am

No, but I might now. That's an interesting idea, iHaunt :)

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:30 am

iHaunt wrote:Anyone do hanging pumpkin/jack 'o lantern props on the roof? I don't mean REAL pumpkins! :D
Probably not. If I had a flat porch roof (mine's slanted) then I would put a carved & lit Jack O'Lantern on it though.
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:56 am

Mine's slanted as well but I'm going to find a way to make it work :D

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:09 pm

Pumpkin56 wrote:Mine's slanted as well but I'm going to find a way to make it work :D
Do you have any ideas in mind?

Maybe use a piece of wood to make some kind of platform?
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by ramaries69 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:11 pm

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.
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Post by ramaries69 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:14 pm

I suppose it would be a great scene setter if you wanted to recreate Hell! :lol: :twisted: [/quote]

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by NeverMore » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:50 pm


I just stopped at a Spirit store while running errands and saw they sell pumpkin hangers. Looks like steel twisted wire, I couldn't see how it attaches to the jack-o-lantern. The picture on the front of the package makes it look like it's floating over the porch. I don't see how that wire wouldn't show up even on a darkened porch. Strong fishing line might still look better.

It would even bee cooler to hang some lit pumpkins from an Axworthy ghost rig. Have them floating around the yard. If only I had time this year. :(

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:00 pm

I was going to use a few pumpkin hangers in the trees. Fishing line would be invisible but I also think it would be harder to work with.

As far has putting pumpkins on the roof, I need to survey the area to see what would work. As long as there isn't a strong wind, I think I can probably set a few up there and then maybe hang a few from the edges. I might also see about putting a larger jack-o-lantern on top of the chimney.

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:37 pm

Pumpkin56 wrote:I might also see about putting a larger jack-o-lantern on top of the chimney.
And see the Jack O'Lantern's face go from being scary to one of intense pain caused by heat exposure! :lol:
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by iHaunt » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:46 pm

I also do hang a couple of jack o' lanterns on the trees from left to right. ;)

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:40 am

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Pumpkin56 wrote:I might also see about putting a larger jack-o-lantern on top of the chimney.
And see the Jack O'Lantern's face go from being scary to one of intense pain caused by heat exposure! :lol:
The thing about Dallas is that the fireplace usually doesn't get used until maybe December or later. October is not typically a chilly month. That big pumpkin is going to be just fine :)

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