How to Make a Jack-O-Latern with LED Christmas Lights

October 22, 2010

Materials Needed:

  • Pumpkin
  • Carving Tools
  • Battery Powered LEDs or Outlet Powered LEDs Making a Jack-O-Lantern glow with LED lights is simple and fun. You will need to use a pumpkin that has already been gutted and carved.

An LED light, or series of LEDs, can be placed inside (or sticking out through) the pumpkin. The LEDs can be powered with a standard outlet, or can be battery powered, for applications where you do not have power or cannot (do not want to) run extension cords. has great light options for both methods, outlet powered and battery powered. If you want your LED Jack-O-Lantern to really turn heads, you can connect the 8 Function Controller to your outlet powered LEDs to make them blink and fade, or try a set of Twinkle LEDs for a fun shimmering effect! The options for your LED Jack-O-Lantern are limitless. The same method can be used for squash, plastic pumpkins, ceramic pumpkins, and even strawberry pots. This is a great project for families and can spur some amazing creativity. Happy Halloween from!