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Enter if you dare. Welcome guests with these words of warning. Using stencils, trace the letters onto your uncarved pumpkins. Scrape surrounding areas. Place the pumpkins on a walkway or driveway and watch passersby marvel.
"Spookify" your birdbath by adding a carved jack-o'-lantern. Fill the basin with Spanish moss for a festive touch.
Skip the carving and cast a spell by drawing bats on white pumpkins using a permanent marker. To hang, cut a length of thick jute and knot one end through a large washer. Drill a hole in the top and bottom of each pumpkin and use wire to pull the twine through the holes. The washer supports the pumpkin's weight; the jute loop attaches to a shepherd's hook.
An arrangement of gourds, silk flowers, acorns, and colorful feathers will be a hit all autumn. Select a wrought-iron basket and use crafts wire and heavy-duty glue dots to assemble the arrangement.
Outfit your door with a friendly face to greet guests. To create this smiling guy, cut an artificial pumpkin in half. Paint a face with black acrylic paint. Decorate with branches and leaves and top with an artificial crow. Create a wire hanging loop to attach to the top of the pumpkin. Bend it back through the foliage and hang where desired.
These owls are a hoot. Dress white pumpkins with an assortment of seeds and nuts to create the noses and eyes. Add feathers for the ears. Use mini pumpkins to make a parliament of cute baby owls.
Scrape your house number into a set of pumpkins and stack them together as a Halloween display at the door. Remove the stems from the pumpkins, except for the one on top. Trace number stencils using a crafts knife. Then chisel the pumpkin skin out of the stenciled numbers, revealing the lighter pumpkin flesh beneath.
Place a large pumpkin in the center of a pot. Position a willow teepee trellis over it, and top it with an additional pumpkin. Arrange a few smaller, colorful gourds around the pot, and your display is ready for the harvest season and Halloween.
Editor's Tip: If you can't find a teepee trellis, try bamboo stakes instead (available at gardening centers). Fill the pot with enough dirt to hold the stakes upright (after you have positioned a pumpkin in the pot). Gather and crisscross the bamboo stakes near the top, then bind them together with twine.
What better way to welcome guests this fall season than with a wheelbarrow filled with pumpkins and gourds? Use a paint pen to write a friendly greeting on one of the larger pumpkins. Choose a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes to make the display especially pretty.
Editor's Tip: Simply add a jack-o'-lantern to the pile to get ready for Halloween.
Line the drive or front walk with pumpkins to welcome trick-or-treaters, and add a fall-foliage arbor along the path. Wire together a bundle of long, flexible branches and make two pillars, each about 8-10 feet tall. Bend the pillars toward each other and wire them together at the top. Add rocks at the base for support, then tuck in leafy branches.
Illuminate your walkway with these pumpkin tiki torches. First, carve parallel openings on one side of the pumpkin. On the opposite side, cut an opening large enough to reach in and scrape out the insides. Poke a bamboo garden stake through the bottom of each pumpkin, and anchor the stakes firmly into the ground. When you're ready to light the display, remove the pumpkins from the stakes, place battery-powered LED lights inside the pumpkins, and carefully return them to the garden stakes.
Perfect for a children's party or as playful yard decorations, these pumpkins stack to create cheerful characters. Add masks, hats, ears, and capes for fun.
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Using pumpkins and gourds in your Halloween decorating is the perfect way to get a natural and seasonal look.
Miniature pumpkins fit snugly between the spokes of an old-style wagon wheel. (Brightly colored ornamental gourds will work, too.) Lean the wheel against a tree to bring a touch of rustic autumn charm to your yard.
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