I’m Scottish. For Hallowen, it’s traditional to make lanterns out of turnips. How this was done before power tools, I’ll never know.
In 2015, I decided to make a traditional neep (that’s Scots for turnip) lantern. Yes, I used a holesaw, and turnip goo went everywhere.
It looked pretty good on the day:
Unlike pumpkins, turnips last. I left it out in the front garden.
It went very wizened:
It disappeared towards the end of May 2016. This was the last time I saw it: