A New Tutorial on CRAFT: Turnip-O-Lanterns for Halloween

18 Oct 2010

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Halloween approaches - really, really fast! And I had an absolute ball making this tutorial for carving Turnip-O-Lanterns over at CRAFT.

Turnips, as it turns out, are a bit more historically correct as jack-o-lanterns than pumpkins. And also, they just have this endearingly warty, hairy, scarred, and monstrous look about them.

Click over to the how-to and see how I made them!

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I totally love these, Diane. I have the image you sent me on my desktop for the rest of the month!


I totally love these, Diane. I have the image you sent me on my desktop for the rest of the month!


Thanks, Leigh-Anne! I love that old legend...


Wow, are we reading the same book? I just read that bit of trivia the other night in one of the crafty Halloween books I took out of the library! Love the faces on these two!
Cheers,
Leigh-Anne


Oooooo, I'd like to get my hands on one of THOSE turnips! (Sounds like a great forearm workout, though!) :-)


the FIL told me he use to carve out the insides for hubby and his brothers when they were younger, seems like a lot of work lol (many colourful words were said :p) turnips here are often bigger then the pumpkins tho lol


I just cooked turnips for dinner and the ones we got were really bitter. I've always wanted to try carving them but never have. Seems like a good use for the rest of our bitter turnips- so maybe this is the year!


Ooh, definitely - and, blech. Nothing like a bitter turnip. :-/


That came out so awesome! I love the ghostly shape!


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