Why should carving be limited to pumpkins? Check out this incredible artwork – elaborate carvings made using fruits and veg as blank canvases. This Halloween, think beyond gourds and winter squash, and see what you can create with other edibles from the produce section!
A pair of lovebirds on a pair of melons! 1 of 12OK, an ornate gourd atop a carved watermelon - that's taking Jack o' Lanterns to the next level!
Photo: Halans photostream via Flickr
A peacock (or other ornate bird?) carved out of radishes! 2 of 12Larger radishes, yes - although you could carve hummingbirds out of the smaller varieties!
Photo: Foot Slogger's photostream via Flickr
A fruity owl! 3 of 12I love this one. What a fun party centrepiece!
Photo: Archangeli's photostream via Flickr
A moth, carved out of carrots! 4 of 12Now this is a garnish! Perfect to set atop your next stir-fry or noodle dish.
Photo: Guppie Cat's photostream via Flickr
One fancy fruit bowl! 5 of 12Why chop and dice fruit for your salad when you could be doing this? Love the papaya!
Photo: Moyrj's photostream via Flickr
Watermelon portraiture! 6 of 12Who needs a camera when you can capture the moment with a melon?
Photo: Chris Devers' photostream via Flickr
Flowery melons! 7 of 12Why run to the florist for a centerpiece when you have cantaloupe in the fridge?
Photo: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library's photostream via Flickr
Watermelon art! 8 of 12Forget radish flowers - this chef practices extreme garnishing!
Photo: Gewel Maker's photostream via Flickr
A cauliflower cat, and friends? 9 of 12I wish I knew the circumstances that brought this trio to the table!
Photo: Rosie Tulips' photostream via Flickr
A family of birds, carved out of carrots! 10 of 12Wee birds (they could even be goldfish!) make carrots far more fun.
Photo: Kristopher Fritters 's photostream via Flickr
A tropical headdress! 11 of 12Love the use of pineapple tops on this bust!
Photo: Rob Durfee's photostream via Flickr
A watermelon brain! 12 of 12Perfect for your Halloween party table. Just slice and eat!
Photo: StolenGolem's photostream via Flickr