Make a Spook-tacular Pumpkin for Halloween!

October 17, 2017
Halloween is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to decorate a pumpkin that will keep even the scariest goblins away. Dollar General has plenty of tips for all ages and levels of carving and decorating expertise.

Tips to Help Carve the Perfect Pumpkin:
  • Preparation - To avoid excessive mess customizing a pumpkin, cover the kitchen table with a vinyl tablecloth for easy clean-up or layer newspapers on the sidewalk. Don’t forget a plastic container or resealable bag to save the pumpkin seeds for toasting!
  • Carving Kits – Experienced carvers can use kits to create detailed designs like scary faces and intricate scenes while novice pumpkin carvers will use the carving tools to help cut out patterns and faces. With the appropriate supervision, it’s an ideal tool set for all types of designs and levels of expertise. Finish the pumpkin by placing a flameless candle inside and enjoy the spooktacular sight.
  • Accessories and Lights – Pumpkin accessories such as a Frankenstein kit or pumpkin inserts that are ghostly and say “Boo” are perfect for decorating with children. Accessories are also ideal when time is limited but a pumpkinless stoop just won’t do.
  • Paint and Stickers– Artists have a blank canvas when it comes to painting a pumpkin. Try a spooky haunted house or colorful polka dots for beginner painters. Stickers are also a fun and mess-free way to enjoy decorating a pumpkin with young children.
For additional Halloween supplies and decorating tips, stop by a local Dollar General store or shop online at Don’t forget to stock up on Halloween candy to be prepared for trick-or-treaters. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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