Well hello there!  Welcome to my Instructable on how to turn ugly, disgusting coconuts into adorable candle-lit Jack-o-lanterns!  

I originally had this idea a few years ago, during one of the Halloween contests.  Unfortunately, due to time constraints, lack of effort, and lack of coconuts, I could not.

These little guys will last year after year (pumpkins are meant for eating, not rotting on your porch in two weeks).  Just be sure to watch them so they don't catch fire (like most candles).  Because, while he may look friendly, this b**** wants to burn down your house, and will sacrifice his life to do it.  Crafty, evil little things.
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Step 1: The Goods

When planning to massacre a coconut, there are a number of things you need:

1.  A victim. (I have three)

2.  A dremel.  (for cutting)

3.  Tea candles.  (for lighting)

4.  Sandpaper.  (for sanding)

5.  Something to scoop out coconut flesh, like a grapefruit spoon, knife, or chisel.  Not pictured.

Step 4: Decapitation

Picture of Decapitation
Place a line one inch (or more) (or less) (eyeball it) from the top of your coconut, and go all the way around.

Use the dremel to score the line to the flesh of the coconut, and pop off the top with a spoon/knife/etc.
sunshiine3 years ago
What a cute pumpkin! A coconut how clever! thanks for sharing! Sunshiine