Halloween is around the corner, and if you’re like many people, you’ll be making a Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas. Carved vegetable lanterns, Halloween pumpkins are usually carved, so they can be used as lanterns. Pumpkins are part of an ancient tradition that originated with the Celts.
Painted Halloween pumpkins are not as common as the carved variety, but they are becoming very popular. Painting your pumpkin gives you more flexibility than carving it, and you can create stunning painted Halloween designs that are guaranteed to get a reaction.
However the original lanterns made by the Celts in Europe were usually made from turnips, swedes or mangelwurzels. Halloween lanterns made from pumpkins only became popular relatively recently, after the Halloween holiday started to be widely celebrated in the US, where pumpkins are plentiful.