Around here, we don’t always go for the traditional spooky jack-o-lantern. Instead, we’re more about putting a creative, boho twist on our Halloween decor. This year, instead of carving a traditional scary scowl, we’re celebrating the end of October in true boho-chic chic style. We headed over to NW Crystals to look for inspiration and found these gorgeous agate geodes. The concentric rings reminded us of a spiderweb design and glowed beautifully when lit from behind — just the thing for our free spirited jack-o-lantern!
- serrated knife
- agate geode
- tealight candle
Start by laying down some paper and preparing your area — make sure you cover up anything you don’t want to get pumpkin guts on! Next, trace a hexagon around the top of the pumpkin, making a line from section to section. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, this is just so you have something to aim for while holding a sharp knife.
Carefully cut around the outline at the top of your pumpkin (take your time and cut away from yourself whenever possible). Scoop out the inside of your pumpkin and scrape away as much of the stringy insides as you can with a metal spoon. Don’t throw away the pumpkin seeds! Wash and set aside for later to use in a tasty recipe like a Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix.
This next step requires a little bit more finesse: center your agate on the pumpkin, roughly trace around it with a pencil, and cut along the outline. As you’re tracing and cutting, err towards the side of making the opening too small rather than too large. Next, go back in and cut away the detailed corners and shape of the agate, then carefully press it into the opening, applying pressure on the edges until it just fits into the pumpkin.
If you’re looking for more easy DIYs to get your stoop ready for t, check out our Halloween-themed door mat (for less than $10!) and get ready for all those trick-or-treaters!
Photography and styling by Jojotastic. DIY by Material Delight for Jojotastic.
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