Halloween Village Display Features Giant Jack-o’-lantern

Bronner’s has rebuilt it’s Department 56 Halloween Village display! Without a doubt, the focal point of the new display is the giant jack-o’-lantern named “Jack.”

Carving the Jack-o’-lantern

Bronner’s decorator carves giant jack-o’-lantern for display.

First, Bronner’s decorator Eileen Boone carved the giant pumpkin out of Styrofoam. She used a hot knife, also called a foam cutter. Next, she painted his exterior using three shades of acrylic paint. As can be seen, this created dimension, subtly emphasizing light and shadow. Finally, she painted the interior of the jack-o’-lantern black. Before it dried, she glittered the wet paint.

“Previously,” Eileen said, “Our Halloween village displayer featured grays. This time we decided to add a pop of color. Accordingly, orange pops from the jack-o’-lantern. In addition, the wall-washer light brings bold colors to the palette.”

Finishing the Jack-o’-lantern

Bronner’s decorator creates giant jack-o’-lantern for display.

When the paint was dry, the decorating team moved Jack onto the store displayer. Additionally, they lit the jack-o’-lantern with a wall-washer. As shown below, they added village pieces and other finishing touches. These included stringy pumpkin guts and seeds.

Closeup of giant jack-o'-lantern Department 56 Halloween village display featuring Dalton's Dolls, Halloween Silhouette and Haunted Huntsman House inside the wide grin of the jack-o'-lantern.
Dalton’s Dolls, Halloween Silhouette & Haunted Huntsman House.

Product for the Halloween Village

Featured in the jack-o’-lantern’s wide grin are Dalton’s Dolls, Halloween silhouette, and the Haunted Huntsman House, new in 2020. In addition, village trees and graveyard accessories complete the scene.

More Halloween village buildings and accessories surround Jack and add to the display. In fact, you’ll find Wicked Wax Works, Hattie’s Hat Shop and Esmerelda’s Shoe Shop. Not to mention Celia’s Cellar, Swinging Ghoulies and Midnight Fright Light.

Looking for more DIY ideas for your Department 56 Halloween village display? Do the Monster Mash. Or make a slime waterfall for your Halloween display.

Lastly, let us know your favorite Department 56 Halloween village piece in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “Halloween Village Display Features Giant Jack-o’-lantern

  • July 31, 2020 at 7:07 am
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    Great job love it. Can you tell me where you get such large pieces of styrofoam ? Wound love to try this fir my home display
    Thanks
    Lildebic

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    • July 31, 2020 at 12:22 pm
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      So glad you like it, Debby! We save packing foam that comes in with merchandise to use and also purchase some foam from Menards.

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