As these amazing and creative pumpkin ideas
prove, there are a million and one ways to decorate a pumpkin. May these inspiring Halloween decorating ideas - that center around all things pumpkin, of course - encourage you to get festive this fall with your own beautiful orange orbs!
Stick It to Your Pumpkin
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Though I don't mind carving, all of the pulp and seeds can be kind of messy. It's easier, faster and safer for little fingers to stay on the outside of a pumpkin when decorating. If you would rather not wield a knife this season, these pumpkin ideas are sure to please.
Big Ole’ Softies
Forgo the fall fields and sew, knit or stuff your own pretty pumpkins (like these gorgeous chenille pumpkins in the photo that were featured on Erin's Art & Gardens
), or warm up an existing pumpkin with a fuzzy covering of fabric or yarn. These decorative pumpkin ideas speak of the soft textures and warm feelings of all things autumn.
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I absolutely love repurposing old items or finding untraditional uses for things, like A Diamond in the Stuff
did with her gorgeous pumpkins she made from dryer vents (pictured). Use these creative pumpkin ideas to decorate or fashion your own eco-friendly orbs. Or use your imagination (and your junk!) to come up with your own.
Color Your Pumpkin
When it comes to coloring a pumpkin, anything goes. I'm smitten with these beautifully dyed pumpkins (pictured) that Family Chic
created. Paint, dye, decoupage or glitter can enhance, cover and completely transform a pumpkin into something elegant, something fun, something spooky or something outrageous. And many of these projects are great for little hands, making it fun for all ages!
Light 'Em Up
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There's always a glow about autumn, so celebrate it by adding a light (or two or three) to your pumpkin. Or use a row of softly lit pumpkins to illuminate a path for those late night trick-or-treaters. If you'd like more sparkle to your life, try one of these ideas.
Hey, Your Pumpkin Looks Like…
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Making your pumpkin look like your Uncle Archie is sure to scare trick-or-treaters, which could be kind of fun. But these pumpkin ideas are cuter and much more festive. So try your hand at one of these look-alike pumpkins.
Just for Fun
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Halloween and fall festivals should really be about one thing - fun. (And by the way, so should decorating!) These pumpkin ideas are nothing shy of fun, and they make pretty fun fall decorations too!