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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: DIY MIN JACK O' LANTERNS MADE FROM ORANGES!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

DIY MIN JACK O' LANTERNS MADE FROM ORANGES!


   Found this little how to at www.dollsbybec.blogspot.com.  A really neat and inexspensive idea to make min jack o' lanterns out of oranges.  Make a bunch of these and set them around the house.  Not only will they look good they'll smell good too (if not add a couple drops of orange oil in them.



A Halloween How To...




I have this little fun Project for you to try.

I made these years ago and was just in the mood to make them again.

And I'd like to share it with you.


You will go from this...


To This...



Step 1.

Gather your Oranges,


and cut the tops off.

(save them for later)

Carefully, nice and straight now.


Step 2.

Scoop and Scrape out all the insides,


Like So...


but be careful, not to rough,
or you will get this...


This is what you should end up with...


Be sure to save the juice for Breakfast :o)
Step 3.

Get your tops, and








carefully cut out the pulp from the tops too.


And here you have it, empty Orange cups and lids...








Step 4.

Place all your hallowed out Oranges and Tops
on a Foil lined cookie sheet.


Step 5.

And here is where you will use your own judgment.

I baked mine at 275 degrees for 2-4 hours.

Watching close so they don't over cook and burn.

Like my first batch did, HA!

So be sure to check on them every half our or so after the first hour has passed.

If they are to soft or burn to much, it will be difficult to carve the face later.
Almost Ready...

You will want them just a little soft for carving easily and just a touch darkened.
They will shrink quite a bit.
See here...
Step 6.
Draw your Jack-o-lantern face.
I keep it simple here..


Very carefully use an X-acto knife to cut

away pieces.


Step 7.

Poke a tiny hole one each side of your pumpkin,
and run a rusty wire through and with pliers, curl the end of the wire to stay in place.




Step 8.

Glue in some moss and glue on the tops...
Decorate as you wish.

Step 9.

Enjoy...



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