How To Make A Star-Studded Galaxy Jack-O’-Lantern This Halloween
It's easier than it looks!
If you’re looking for a way to decorate your home for Halloween but would prefer some decor that’s more celestial than scary, this is the DIY for you. It’s easy to make a galaxy-inspired jack-o’-lantern to add a festive feeling to your home.
Letting the stars inspire your decor will definitely have you in the Halloween spirit without having to partake in the spider webs, toothy jack-o’-lantern grins and more. And the best part of all is that you don’t have to be an expert pumpkin carver to achieve the desired look. There are plenty of star-covered pumpkin ideas out there, so get ready to be inspired just in time for Halloween!
The blogger behind the Dream A Little Bigger blog created a handy tutorial that will walk you step-by-step through the process of making this far-out jack-o’-lantern. She uses a faux pumpkin, and if you choose to do the same, you can reuse this pumpkin year after year.
All you’ll need is a little paint, a pumpkin (real or fake), Christmas lights (or a candle) for a glowing effect and a drill. Then, unleash your creativity to make a beautiful celestial scene.
Your finished product will look a little something like this:
Just adding a single constellation and a coat of black paint can give you the chic Halloween decor you’ve been searching for, as this tutorial from Design Sponge points out. Why go over the top when less is more? Once again, you’ll need a drill for this one. Once you’re done, the Big Dipper glows orange when you light it.
Seeing Stars Jack-O’-Lantern
A pumpkin, a drill and an X-Acto knife can help you bring this simple design to life. Tea lights on the inside will light it perfectly at night, as this tutorial from 17 Apart demonstrates.
No-Carve Constellation Pumpkin
If you’d rather avoid carving altogether, you can still create constellations on the surface of a faux pumpkin instead. This tutorial from Shrimp Salad Circus calls for beads, paint and glue … and it shows that a no-carve pumpkin is just as fun to make, even though it doesn’t require power tools.
Moon And Stars Pumpkin
Whether you’re carving or not, the addition of a moon in your celestial scene could be the perfect touch. The Oh So Beautiful Paper blog shows how this can be done with stickers and paint, if you choose. Otherwise, get ready to carve a moon along with that constellation, too.
Let the Halloween decorating begin!