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Beyond Pumpkins: 8 Fruits & Veggies You can Carve This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and everyone is busy planning for the day. Carving jack-o’-lanterns from pumpkins is a part of the tradition; however, people are now adopting a different trend. From Mason jar jack-o’-lanterns and toilet paper pumpkin to wood, fabric, and paper pumpkins, you can find all sorts of examples of how people are replacing the classic decoration.

There are a number of Halloween pumpkin alternatives, but if you still opt for carving, following are some fruits and vegetables that you can use in place of pumpkins to test your carving skills.

Follow the Pineapple Jack-O’-Lantern Trend

Take out your sharpest knife and start carving a jack-o’-lantern face into a pineapple for the All Hallows’ Eve. The rough skin of pineapple in combination with greenish leaves enhances the creepy appearance.

Pineapple jack-o'-lantern

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Pineapple jack-o'-lantern

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Pineapple jack-o'-lantern

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Pineapple jack-o'-lantern

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Pineapple jack-o'-lantern

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Pineapple jack-o'-lantern

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Don’t Forget the Melons

The greenish hues of watermelons make them perfect alternative to traditional pumpkin jack-o’-lanterns. Add special fun to your party with watermelon carvings that are simultaneously decorative and a treat for guests.

Watermelon jack-o'-lantern

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Watermelon jack-o'-lantern

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Watermelon jack-o'-lantern

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Watermelon jack-o'-lantern

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Watermelon jack-o'-lantern

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Watermelon jack-o'-lantern

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Kick-Off Festivities with Halloween Satsuma Pumpkins

If you don’t want to indulge in the mess of carving pumpkins, then oranges make a significant alternative. Simply paint spooky faces on them or cut out faces, stars and other designs to make cute little lanterns.

Orange jack-o'-lantern

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Orange jack-o'-lantern

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Orange jack-o'-lantern

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Orange jack-o'-lantern

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Avocados can be Impressive

Mark skull-like appearance on avocado and cut along the pre-drawn outlines using a utility knife. It make a great addition to your dining table or a shelf.

Avacado carving for Halloween

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Avacado carving for Halloween

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Go Back to Turnip-Carving

The first jack-o’-lantern was a turnip, and even today they are equally creepy. It’s certainly more challenging than carving a pumpkin, but a turnip jack-o’-lantern solves the same purpose, on a smaller scale.

Turnip jack-o'-lantern

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Turnip jack-o'-lantern

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Carved & Stuffed Capsicums

Add some personality to your Halloween party with carved and stuffed capsicums. They are perfect veggies you can use for a last-minute Halloween décor. They will surely surprise your kids and guests to the core.

Stuffed Bell Peppers for Halloween

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Stuffed Peppers for Halloween

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Try Your Hand at Potatoes

Don’t have any carving skills? Just grab a potato and let your imagination do the thing for you. They are a good alternative to pumpkins, yeah you can trust us.

Potato jack-o'-lantern

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Potato jack-o'-lantern

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Carve Apples to Make Shrunken Heads

If you’re bored of carving pumpkins, try making shrunken apple heads. It is an easy DIY Halloween project for kids, as well as adults. Impressive, isn’t it!

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