You Can Now Stack Your Pumpkins Thanks to the Ingenuity of a Fairhaven Engineer
Growing up, my father always told my brother and me that all you need is one hit song or one brilliant idea to make it big in this world. It wasn't until I met Shawn Davis of Fairhaven that made me realize Dad was right all along.
If you have yet to hear about the Stack-O-Lantern (licensed and manufactured by Shark Tank entrepreneur Hey Buddy Hey Pal ) and enjoy decorating for fall, then get ready to add this creative invention to your Amazon cart.
The kit allows you to stack actual pumpkins to create the look of the plastic decorations you can find at stores.
Davis noticed his wife had one of those plastic pumpkin stacks as she decorated the front steps of her house one day back in 2020. Wondering if he could do the same with real pumpkins, he used his 3D printer to create a stackable prototype that he now plans to bring to market.
Davis, his wife Kelly and their 3-month-old son live not too far from Fun 107's Fairhaven studios. Davis is a mechanical engineer by day and an inventor by night. His young son is his motivation and the reason his new product is selling so well.
"He wants to do this to show his son that you can do anything you can put your mind to and inspire him," his wife explains.
The Cost and Accessories
You can get the product on Amazon. Just type "Stack-O-Lanterns" in the search bar.
The cost is $19.99 but the product is on sale now for $15.99. It comes with two stackers, a scoop a carving knife, and Davis' latest invention, a "lid light." It screws into the top of a carved pumpkin, using universal tea lights to illuminate the inside of the pumpkin.
Davis has sold just about 1,000 of these pumpkin kits, which are also displayed in Hallmark catalogs. Next year, the family hopes to get the product into Target, Walmart and Ace Hardware stores.
Davis has another invention, too.
It's called The Wiper Lift. It's a snow brush with a hook at the end that helps reach wipers covered up by snow. It's beneficial for big trucks or larger vehicles. The patented product will be for sale on Amazon this winter.