Pull out the stops with these easy pumpkin decorations that would make Linus happy.
By Sara Bruskin
1Keep goblins at bay
Hang scary gourds in a tree and lace string lights through them.
Photo by Moonborne
2Perfect Serving Dish
You don’t have to be a Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater to see that pumpkins make perfect serving dishes for beverages, soups, dips, puddings and more. Be sure to wash the pumpkin and scoop it out thoroughly. If you don’t want pumpkin to flavor your dish, line the gourd with plastic wrap or foil, or place a bowl inside it.
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Fashion a floral arrangement by displaying flowers in a pumpkin vase. Include autumnal accents—flint corn, ornamental eggplants and autumn berries—to give it fall flavor, and toss in a few trendy succulents. Put a bowl inside to hold the water, or line the pumpkin with foil.
Photo by Olena Antonenko
Broken crayons find a new purpose in this fun fall décor project. Glue crayon pieces around the top of a pumpkin and use a hair dryer to melt the wax and create a colorful masterpiece. Add extra glam with glitter or plastic jewels.
Photo by Chokchai Poomichaiya
Hosting a dinner party? Cover a pumpkin with chalkboard paint and use chalkboard makers to announce the dinner specials on this festive display. If you’re dining buffet-style, use smaller pumpkins to label each dish.
Photo by Leonard Zhukovsky
6White Baby Boos
Mini pumpkins and flowers look elegant on trays that can accent coffee tables, mantels or any space in your home that needs a festive flair. These tiny white pumpkins, called Baby Boos, offer a simple, neutral accent to any décor.
Photo by Agnes Kantaruk
7A Bit of Fancy
With a bit of paint and metallic markers, one pumpkin and four apples transform into Cinderella’s carriage—no fairy godmother needed. Who needs a magic wand when you have seasonal fruit? Create all sorts of sculptures for centerpieces and patio or porch decorations.
Photo by Venera Salman
Branches and gourds create a beautifully rustic centerpiece that, unlike tall floral displays, won’t block diners’ views of each other. Accessorize with scattered nuts, fruits and pillar candles.
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