The past few Halloweens, I have let the holiday pass without participating in the traditional activities; pumpkin carving, making a visit to the apple orchard and eating themed food. However this year, my friends and I got pretty into the festivities.
The difference between this year and last is that this year, is that I was constantly reminded that Halloween was coming by the hundreds of Pinterest posts of pumpkin carvings, DIY costumes and other creative decorations. The amazing and relatively simple-to-make designs were extremly motivating and made me want to really participate in the Halloween decorating festivities this year. Thus, my friends and I decided we needed to get together for a night of Pinterest-inspired pumpkin carving.
We have all gotten very into Pinterest recently and each came to the pumpkin carving night with ideas from pumpkins we had seen on Pinterest and talked about how we could add our own personal twists to the design.
The following images were our inspiration:
Here is what we came up with:
The best thing about using designs we found on Pinterest and adding our own personal twists to it is that they were far more creative and unique than the average Halloween pumpkin with a funny face or with a Halloween-inspired word carved into it, like “Boo!” With Pinterest’s growing popularity, I think we will see a lot more people using the site to inspire DIY holiday decorating.