25 October 2011

Flame-free Jack o' Lantern: use Christmas lights!

Amazon: GP 100-Count Clear White Wire Miniature Light SetBrian's Jack O'lantern hack:

Have trouble keeping your Halloween jack o' lantern lit? Tired of burning pumpkin?

Take a bundle of 25 or 50 christmas tree lights and put them in a clear baggie so they don't get pumpkin goo on them, throw the bag inside, cut a hole in the back for the plug to go through and, viola, instant guaranteed light! They never go out and are much brighter than a candle.

I recommend using LED lights which don't get hot.

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Even better: solar powered LED lights. We're actually planning to use a set in the bottom of our 22-month-old's pumpkin while she goes trick-or-treating.

you can get battery operated candles.


Make sure that if you decide to try this that you use LED lights. Standard Christmas lights get too hot, will melt the baggie and become a potential fire hazard. So go with an LED string, or stick the the little blinking LED jack-o-lantern light. We got them last year on clearance after Halloween and I think I paid like 50 cents for them!

We always just stuck a flashlight in...

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