1. Start with pumpkins in graduated sizes. We like the look of using 3-5 pumpkins total.
2. Draw an easily visible letter on each pumpkin using black and silver permanent markers, or create your own design. Set up a galvanized container and a stake, sized to provide a secure base for the totem. Anchor the pot by filling it with sand.
3. Cut small entry holes in the bottoms of the pumpkins and remove the stems to make it easier to stack them on the stake and form the totem.