Hack Up Your Jack-O-Lantern RightThisMinute With These Great Tips

Having a little Carver's Block with this year's Jack-O-Lantern design? Resident foodie Jessica Hord has got you covered!

See the full tutorial below - we've even got the instructions for you!

You'll Need:
-- Pumpkin
-- Pumpkin Carving Kit and/or Knife
Instructions:
1) Wash the outside of your pumpkin.
2) Pretend the top of your pumpkin is the face of a clock. Carve from 7 o'clock to 5 o'clock and then carve down on each side and across. The finished product should look like a large old-fashioned keyhole. You're done!
Glow Pumpkin Hack:
You'll Need:
-- Pumpkin
-- 2 Cans of Glow-in-the-Dark Spray Paint
-- Contact Paper
Instructions:
1) Wash the outside of your pumpkin.
2) Draw what you would traditionally carve into your pumpkin on contact paper and cut the design out. (What you cut out -- will be the part that will NOT glow on the pumpkin.)
3) Apply contact paper design to pumpkin.
4) Spray pumpkin with Glow-in-the-Dark Spray Paint (follow any instructions that come with the paint).
5) Peel off contact paper. You're done!
***If the finished product doesn't glow enough for you -- you can buy a cheap black light to put in front of the pumpkin for a brighter glow.
Cookie Cutter Pumpkin Hack:
You'll Need:
-- Pumpkin
-- Metal Halloween Cookie Cutters
-- Rubber Mallet
-- Needle Nose Pliers
-- Pumpkin Carving Kit
Instructions:
1) Wash the outside of your pumpkin.
2) Carve the top of the pumpkin and scoop out pulp and seeds. (If you have a pumpkin with a thicker shell you may want to scrape the inside of the pumpkin until your shell is a little thinner.)
3) Place a cookie cutter where you'd like it and tap with the mallet until it's as far as it can go into the shell of the pumpkin.
4) Pull cookie cutter out with pliers.
5) If need be, use your carving kit to go along the edges.
6) Continue with more or enjoy just the one -- you're done!

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