Add fall style with pumpkins in creative ways, from the front door to the back steps.
Glowing Halloween Pumpkins | Give a jack-o’-lantern extra glow with some vegetable oil or petroleum jelly. Apply a small amount to the outer skin with a paper towel after you have finished carving. | SouthernLiving.com
Diorama Halloween Pumpkins | Create a diorama effect. Cut out a large square from the front of your pumpkin. Use that piece to carve a small figure. Use toothpicks to reattach the figure to the side and bottom of the pumpkin. | SouthernLiving.com
Cookie-Cutter Halloween Pumpkins | These cookie-cutter pumpkins are anything but run-of-the-mill. They take no time to make and will add a gorgeous glow to your porch or walk. | SouthernLiving.com
Petite Halloween Pumpkins | Regardless of your age, you’ll have a ball carving these irresistibly adorable ‘Wee-B-Little’ pumpkins. | SouthernLiving.com
Masterpiece Halloween Pumpkins | A rendition of The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh elevates this pumpkin to museum quality. | SouthernLiving.com
Spooky Ghost Halloween Pumpkins | Don’t be afraid to draw directly on your pumpkin. Sketch out a design freehand, or use a template. There are plenty of illustrations online that you can print out too. | SouthernLiving.com
Porch Pumpkin Patch | Decorate the porch with pumpkins, gourds, and hay bales for a look straight out of the pumpkin patch. | SouthernLiving.com
Elegantly Etched Pumpkin | Etching will leave an artful design on your pumpkin. The technique allows your pumpkin to last longer and is less messy than traditional carving. | SouthernLiving.com
Traditional Pumpkin Mantel | Choose an assortment of small pumpkins and squash in muted colors that complement the surrounding style. | SouthernLiving.com
Spooky Pumpkins | Black and white 'Lumina,' 'Moonshine,' and 'Jarrahdale' pumpkins set a mysterious air in your garden. | SouthernLiving.com
Transform Your Mantel, Halloween Style
Add Height to Your Pumpkin Display Arrange branches, dried grasses, moss, squash, and small pumpkins in a vase as you would a traditional flower display. Then, choose a single pumpkin with an interesting shape or a twisted stem to showcase. Place it on a smaller table or stool to help set it apart from the rest.
6 Instant Pumpkin Displays
Make Custom Candleholders | Transform mini pumpkins into luminarias by cutting a 1-inch-wide circle into each pumpkin, scooping out the centers with a tablespoon, and inserting votive candles.