Decorate your yard this Halloween with some up-to-the-minute phrases and symbols. Trick or treaters may not know what RIP means on the fake tombstone in the grass, but can easily decipher a host of other acronyms and creative punctuation.
Better Homes and Gardens offers free pumpkin carving patterns to download, 40 in all. This collection features some common favorites like LOL, smiley faces and hearts as well as emoticons, symbols such as @ and * to carve right into the pumpkin.
Simply download the desired patterns onto your computer, print out then trace onto a pumpkin. Use a permanent marker or toothpick to create small holes that can be followed. Finally, carve the design or use spray paint for a quicker and easier Halloween decoration.
LOL, ROFL, and OMG are firmly ingrained as part of the popular culture now. People not only use these phrases in text messaging and email, but say the letters in conversation rather than the words; laugh out loud, rolling on floor laughing and Oh my God. Consider using one of these directly behind a scary element in your yard, for comic effect.
BRB, TTYL, MYOB, or CUL8R stencils can be downloaded and placed on a fake tombstone rather than RIP or put on a pumpkin next to a Halloween display. Consider using white pumpkins rather than the traditional orange variety for a scarier look. Drape cobwebs or spider webs over the top of the pumpkin if desired.
2 D 4 is appropriate for a Halloween pumpkin decoration. Use a special carving knife to create the curved lines of the 2 and the D.
With the help of the @ stencil, businesses can announce their website or email address right on their front walk as part of their Halloween decorating and advertising. Use pumpkins for the complete address, or just for the @ symbol in between letter blocks.
Announce your love on a Halloween pumpkin, with a I Find a variety of Halloween themed free pumpkin stencil patterns on this site. My personal favorite is the “one stencil, five jack o’ lantern” stencil. This looks slightly challenging, although some people may think it’s NBD, I think the end result is most XLNT. Will have to give it a shot this year. TTYL.