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Topic: Behold! the Jack'o'melon!  (Read 4248 times)
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« on: October 30, 2007 05:06:00 AM »

Ok, here's the original thread..
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204083.0

Basically, I live in Australia where pumpkins are now $4.00 per kilo but watermelons are only $1.30 per kilo, plus I don't really like pumpkin but i love watermelon. So thus the Jack'o'lantern was born!

Full of glowy red goodness...


In the making...


Front - face...


Back - bats with moon...


Dark shot...


I love this much more than my previous pumpkins and it was sooo much easier to carve! And the red insides just jump with Halloween spirit. There was some debate about whether the candles would work but they go great and are slowly drying out the inside. I tipped out all the excess water first and packed it full of paper towels for a few hours.

I hope this inspires some other Craftsters to carve various fruits and veggies, I would love to see some other melon types too.

Thanks for looking, Eve.
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2007 05:14:19 AM »

this is probably the coolest jack o lantern ever! I love it
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2007 05:27:55 AM »

What a fantastic idea!
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2007 05:33:02 AM »

That is bloody brilliant! Seriously, I'm surprised more people haven't tried this, the red glowing is too perfect!
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007 05:39:16 AM »

Thankyou, thankyou!

Yes I too looove the glowing red innards and I'm sure someone out there has done it before, but as I figured it out for myself I choose to believe I am my own little legend  Grin LOL

I want to see everything jack'o'lanterned, melons, apples, capsicums... the lot! Why should the pumpkins get all the glory??

Happy Halloween!
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2007 07:15:28 AM »

Oh my gosh, I love it! A Jack'o'melon! What a deee-lightful idea. And his big ol' face is just awesome. Your brain rocks!
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2007 07:22:47 AM »

The teeth are killer. Way to go with the buying seasonally, too.
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2007 08:26:16 AM »

way better than a pumpkin!! looove it!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2007 09:01:55 AM »

That turned out so great!  I am really impressed, and you are right, the red insides add to the whole look.  Yay - now there can be Jack-O-Lanterns all year round!
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2007 02:44:32 PM »

thats really cool! i never thought of doing a watermelon before
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