No carving required! Paint or freehand a cool design. The glossy cream paint really stands out on a dark orange pumpkin with a bit of green sprayed at the top. Yes, you can do this with faux pumpkins too so your displays are reusable and even changeable every year. How about a a bit of modge podge and paper scraps to cover? Or pushpins for a glam look?
These are fun as place settings. These for a fall wedding, but I made Thanksgiving settings with mine. Idea from Mine Forever blog!
No carving here either. A great way to display your house number from October to December. I love to use different sizes and sometimes add a basket filled with small gourds to warm up a country porch. You can stack the pumpkins with liquid nails or insert wooden dowels between pumpkins so they stay put.
For these very cool globes - that I made last year and will use again and again -follow these directions (from Sunset Magazine.)
Fall color at your entry is warm and inviting. While these pots can be used all year long, adding seasonal mums and 'found' branches really make them festive. For Halloween, drape the branches with spider webs and even hang 'ghosts' made from white hankies or washcloths.