There are literally hundreds of ways to decorate a pumpkin: You can carve it, etch it, paint it, drill it, or embellish it with trimmings from your notions drawer. I conjured up from Martha Stewart eight ways to decorate a pumpkin into something celebratory of the fall season and sharing them all. Happy Halloween!
01. Gilded-Leaf Pumpkins
This metallic leaf design is made using an easy-peasy foiling technique. More sleek than spooky, these pumpkins will look at home on your front porch or dining table.
02. Chinoiserie Pumpkins
This classic decorative style, in iconic blue and white colors, is beautiful on more than wallpaper and porcelain bowls. In order to decorate pristine white pumpkins, adhesive laser-cut stencils will help you achieve beautifully fine bird and flora patterns as if you handpainted them yourself.
How to create Chinoiserie Pumpkins
03. Foreboding Tree Shadow Pumpkins
A shadow looms over the house, comes to Halloween-time. For a truly ghoulish vibe, go for specimens with a natural greenish tint, including the knobby Hubbard variety.
How to create Foreboding Tree Shadow Pumpkins
04. Etched Fox and Bunny Pumpkins
Look who’s peeking out from behind the woodland brush! It’s a pair of woodland animals, etched and set aglow on a couple of pumpkins.
05. Constellation Art Pumpkins
The night sky offers endless inspiration, all year round. This autumn, bedeck a pumpkin with glimmering stars that have been drilled and etched to form constellations.
06. Pumpkins with Scary Etched Silhouettes
In this more elegant arrangement of rendered silhouettes stands a severed skull evocative of Edgar Allan Poe and his tales of horror.
07. Spiderweb-Etched Pumpkins
For this creepy-crawly design, a spider’s lair is carved into a pumpkin with a gouge or linoleum cutter so that the orange flesh glows through.
How to create Spiderweb-Etched Pumpkins
08. Monogram Pumpkin Vase
Carve your initials in an elegant pumpkin cachepot to create a fall display with a uniquely personal touch.
How to create Monogram Pumpkin Vase