DIY // boho agate geode jack-o-lantern

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!

Add a boho-crystal vibe to your jack-o-lantern this halloween with this easy DIY using a white pumpkin and an agate geode! for the full step-by-step tutorial head to jojotastic.com

Tools

  • serrated knife
  • pencil

Materials

Add a boho-crystal vibe to your jack-o-lantern this halloween with this easy DIY using a white pumpkin and an agate geode! for the full step-by-step tutorial head to jojotastic.com

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.

Add a boho-crystal vibe to your jack-o-lantern this halloween with this easy DIY using a white pumpkin and an agate geode! for the full step-by-step tutorial head to jojotastic.com

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.

Add a boho-crystal vibe to your jack-o-lantern this halloween with this easy DIY using a white pumpkin and an agate geode! for the full step-by-step tutorial head to jojotastic.com

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.

Add a boho-crystal vibe to your jack-o-lantern this halloween with this easy DIY using a white pumpkin and an agate geode! for the full step-by-step tutorial head to jojotastic.com

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!

Add a boho-crystal vibe to your jack-o-lantern this halloween with this easy DIY using a white pumpkin and an agate geode! for the full step-by-step tutorial head to jojotastic.com

Photography and styling by Jojotastic. DIY by Material Delight for Jojotastic.

Disclosure: NW Crystals was kind enough to give us materials for this post. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic awesome.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this jack-o-lantern tutorial! And if you make one, be sure to post a photo and tag @jojotastic on Instagram so we can see.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest digital influencer and former textile designer with an eye for beautiful things. Jojotastic is a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress home, interior styling, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style.

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6 Comments

  1. 10.26.16

    Love agates! This is so unique, def a stopper for people passing by your home. :)

    • 10.26.16
      joanna said:

      Thank you! I’m so glad you like it :)

  2. 10.26.16

    Whoa! This is so brilliant! I wish i could see how gorgeously they light up in the dark. We’re carving ours today hopefully and i wish i had an agate to put it in :D

    • 10.26.16
      joanna said:

      Thanks, lady! It’s seriously so gorgeous at night… the photos didn’t turn out the best though ;) I hope you’re able to do this DIY!

      • 10.26.16

        Can only imagine!! I have a teeny tiny pink agate piece, maybe i’ll shove it in a small pumpkin ahahah

        • 10.26.16
          joanna said:

          yes! do it! I’d love to see how it looks :)