Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Another Way to Pumpkin

I love to carve pumpkins, but there isn't always time to do the whole process and sometimes it is fun to do something different. These are a couple alternatives to carving.

The top left pumpkins are spray painted, let dry and then scratched with a tool to create the design. If you want to use it to house flowers, then cut off the rind and dig out the guts.

The top right pumpkins are probably the easiest! All you have to do is attach double sided tape to the length of ribbon and wrap around the pumpkin. As you can see, several of the ribbon-wrapped mini pumpkins make a great centerpiece.

The bottom left pumpkins are so unique and would be fantastic for a rustic fall meal. Start by snapping off each pumpkin's stem, and position a candle in its depression. Cover with a clear glass hurricane shade. Insert floral U pins to hold the shade in place.

Finally the bottom right pumpkins are created by drawing faces with washable markers (until you achieve the face you like), then traced over with a permanent marker.

So there is four different ways to decorate pumpkins without a knife! You can find complete instructions on Good Housekeeping.

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