Carving pumpkins is messy. And as much as we'd like to romanticize this seasonally nostalgic activity, the truth is, it's a pain in the ass. So if you don't live in a large country home with a rec room and find yourself in the confines of a tiny city apartment, you're going to need an alternative to pumpkin carving. Because who wants pumpkin guts all over their kitchen (turned living room, turned closest, turned bedroom)? The short answer: no one.
We've covered carving hacks in the past — but even with these easy tricks, an unwanted mess is still inevitable. So we've decided to scratch the hollowing of gourds altogether and check into some alternatives. Gather your pineapples, avocados, Sharpies, spray paint, and crayons — because these six unique tips are about to change the non-pumpkin carving game.
Yes, carving is technically still involved here — but pineapples are much more manageable (and festive) than pumpkins!
Finally, a use proper use for the unripened avocados of the world.
Been wondering what to do with that old box of crayons? Here's your DIY answer.
Why be spooky when you can be punny?
Try spray-painting miniature gourds for a seasonal table accent that sparkles.
No carving necessary for these pop-culture faces.
Have the most far-out stoop on the block — literally.
For those Halloween celebrants who actually wish it was still summer.
This story was originally published on October 12, 2016.