Are You Ready for the CSLJ Pumpkin Decorating Contest?


It’s almost time for our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest and Fall Giveaway. To enter, decorate one or more pumpkin(s) and share a photo of your creation with us. We’ll be accepting entries, from Friday, Oct. 16th. to  Friday, Oct. 23rd and after all the entries are in, we will vote to determine who made the best pumpkin. The winner will be announced on Halloween and will receive a $25 Gift Card to the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop.

You can decorate any pumpkin or gourd (real or artificial) and can carve it, paint it, or decorate it in any way you like. However, all pumpkins must be decorated by hand and they must have a bookish theme and be inspired by a fictional character, book, poem, or piece of literature. If you’re a pumpkin obsessed overachiever and want to go the extra mile, you can choose to decorate up to three pumpkins and enter them all for extra chances to win. Each pumpkin must be a unique and different  design to be considered for the contest but feel free to have your pumpkins coordinate with each other.

The entry page for the Pumpkin Contest will go live on Friday with the link to submit your pumpkins and ways to earn additional chances to win. In the meanwhile, you can find some inspiration to help you come up with an awesomely bookish pumpkin design here, here, here, here, and here.

You can also get into the spirit of things with a piece of handmade Halloween Jewelry  for book lovers. Inspired by my favorite Horror books and dark, Gothic poetry, including: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, my literary Halloween jewelry is on sale this week for 20% off. The offer ends 10/18/15. Visit my Etsy shop today.


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