You don’t have to be Cinderella’s fairy godmother to transform pumpkins into unexpected works of art. Impressing your guests with these magical ideas is as simple as saying “Abracadabra!”
Boo! It’s A Stick Up!
Apply easy-to-use decals to pumpkins in assorted shapes and sizes. Craft and party stores and online sites offer inspiration for Halloween and autumn decorations that say “Welcome!”
Paper A Trio of Pumpkins
Remember the days of playing with papier-mâché? Channel your inner child with a grown-up version of a favorite elementary craft – decoupage! Create any look you can imagine by using everything from newspaper to gift tissue.
Cover With Color
Finally! A use for all of those broken crayons. Perfect for all ages (with adult supervision), here’s an easy way to create a whimsical pumpkin of many colors. Take a look at this easy tutorial to get started.
Push Pins For The Win
If you’re looking for something glitzy, try gilding gourds with thumbtacks, followed by several coats of gold spray paint. Other aerosol metallics—think silver, copper, bronze—provide a choice of luxe looks. At only $1.00 per box of tacks, these pumpkins only look expensive.