Emily Fazio, 2015
Give trick-or-treaters a thrill by making a jack o’ lantern totem pole. By day they look adorable, but lit up at night they create a spooky glow.
To make the pumpkins stackable, you’ll need to remove the stem. Identify one pumpkin to be placed on the top of the totem – leave the stem on top of that pumpkin.
Use a 2” hole-saw bit on a drill to cut the long stem out of the top of the pumpkin. If the pumpkin is thick, you may need to manually cut this circle deeper with a knife.
Get creative with your pumpkins and carve faces, your house numbers, or a word – like BOO! Carving with a jigsaw makes the job easy, but if you’re using regular knives, use a serrated knife for the most speed and accuracy. Plan to put the heavier pumpkins on the bottom of the totem.
Thread each pumpkin and its lid down the fence post over the lights. Place the heavier pumpkins at the bottom.
Enjoy your customized pumpkin decoration and celebrate the season.