Sugar Skull Pumpkin For All Hallows’ Eve

*Update – I’ve linked this up to Paint Party Friday, go and check them out if you aren’t already on the party hop*

It has been a frightening week here on my blog with a visit to Dr Jekyll’s lab on Tuesday and spooky pumpkins on Monday, then yesterday got really gruesome with oozing blood and everything. Yuck!

For All Hallows’ Eve I thought I would merge a Mexican Day of the Dead tradition with an American Halloween tradition…

…and make a sugar skull-inspired carved pumpkin.

Two things I’ve never done before, curve pumpkins and paint them! It also gave me an excuse to try out pumpkin soup. Win win!

If you still want a spooking then don’t forget to read about my recent visit to Dr Jekyll’s lab.

Happy Halloween.

Kim ‘bubbling cauldrons’ Dellow



  1. November 1, 2013 / 8:15 am

    Your skull pumpkin is great what an ingenious way to mix the two traditions together!

  2. November 1, 2013 / 9:26 am

    Just gorgeous!!!

  3. November 1, 2013 / 12:34 pm

    Fabulous!!! What a cool idea! I will have to remember this for next year. Your pumpkin looks amazing 🙂

  4. November 1, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    that is one amazing painted pumpkin-happy PPF!

  5. November 1, 2013 / 5:42 pm

    What a fabulous creation Kim. Have been enjoying your spooky bits this week – have a great weekend.

    Toni xx

  6. November 1, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    Nice to meet you on PPF. Love your painted pumpkin!

  7. November 1, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    Love your pumpkin, so very creative! I like the idea of pumpkin soup too!

  8. November 1, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    Quelle bonne idée, très créatif!

  9. November 1, 2013 / 9:33 pm

    I really like what you did with the pumpkin. Awesome job. Thanks.

  10. November 1, 2013 / 10:53 pm

    Love what you did to the pumpkin and of course pumpkin soup never goes amiss.

  11. November 1, 2013 / 11:37 pm

    ooh super duper I am crazy in love with your pumpkin. We had a few on our front step – a small one was nicked by a darstardly squirrel and another was tossed under a hedge. Still another was nibbled on. Damn critters! Happy PPF

  12. November 2, 2013 / 11:23 am

    Beautiful pumpkin…next time make pumpkin seeds in the oven too…so yummy to eat!!

    Hugs Giggles

  13. November 2, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    What a fun pumpkin – great job painting the skull

  14. November 2, 2013 / 1:50 pm

    Love this! the paint looks very good on the pumpkin … 🙂

  15. November 4, 2013 / 10:31 am

    This is amazing + such a clever idea. I will have to keep it in mind for next year, because I just never get around to carving a pumpkin. So beautiful x

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