Get Your Spook On

Although we do admit that there’s a part of us still mourning summer, the fickle bitch that she is, as she slips away for the year … for the most part, one sniff of pumpkin spice latte’s is all we need to embrace our favourite season.

Falling leaves.
Bursting medleys of burnt orange, red and gold.
Cosy candlelit nights.
Cute jumpers and oversized scarves.

Le sigh. Yep, we’re all about Autumn.

But, to us, there’s no greater incentive for letting go of summer than Halloween.

A chance to celebrate the darker recesses of our soul without social shame or condemnation? Er, yes please.

We may still only be tickling the start of October, but we’re already prepping ahead for all the spooky feels. Deep diving Pinterest this week, we’ve been hunting down some decoration inspiration and have come up with some gems. So whether you’re nuts for getting up to your elbow in pumpkin guts or you’re looking for something that’s a little less maintenance, we’ve got you covered.

GIVE IT SOME 90’S SASS

Think pops of pastels and clever slogans, your pumpkins needn’t be just about the dark and moody. Google some simple stencils or print yourself out a font template as a guide. Witch, please, it couldn’t be simpler.

PAY HOMAGE TO YOUR FAVOURITE SPOOK-SOURCE

Themed pumpkins are THE BEST, we’re particularly obsessed with this Stranger Things inspired design.

CLASS IT UP WITH BLACK AND GOLD

Keep your carving on the low-key with some beautiful, simple designs or go for bold statements in contrasting colours. The internal orange peeping through looks insane and the black outer makes for a streamlined, modern look.

GET CREATIVE WITH THE CARVING

Sure, you can just slash away at the poor thing until you have some semblance of a face – that’s a good all rounder – but you could also take a little bit more time and effort to work with your canvas. Play with the slicing layers to give your design some depth – how amazing is this Nightmare Before Christmas one?

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