Dunk miniature pumpkins in bright hues for a modern autumnal display. This is the perfect solution if you prefer to avoid the seed mess!

Too Cute to Spook

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Butternut squash are the perfect shape for gourd #ghosts! Paint them white, then add black dots for eyes. Pet- or doll-size accessories such as glasses, a bow tie, and a hat add personality! #Halloween

Creative Halloween Door Decorations

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Yarn-wrapped Styrofoam balls become friendly spiders when you add a set of eyes and some dangly legs!

Creative Halloween Door Decorations

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For these friendly #pumpkin people, look for small- to medium-size pumpkins that stack nicely. Paint on stripes and eyes and add twigs for arms.

Creative Halloween Door Decorations

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Adorn a grapevine wreath with dried berries, ferns, and toy frogs and mice for a Wicked #Halloween Wreath.

Creative Halloween Door Decorations

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Cover your doormat with a den of lifelike snakes to give trick-or-treaters a serpentine greeting. #Halloween

Creative Halloween Door Decorations

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Vampire bites cookies. A classy Haloween treat.

Vampire Cookies | Baking Bites

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Flying Bat Halloween Cupcake Toppers

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Cleopatra would make a great pumpkin

Cleopatra | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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more buns

In a pumpkin patch far, far away....

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pumpkin bun

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eyes

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hah!

2011 Pumpkin-Carving Contest Winners

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funny

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Peek-a-BOO! Pumpkin…so cute and easy!

Creative Pumpkin-Carving Ideas and Patterns

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candy for day of the dead

The Halloween Edit: Sweet & Spooky Halloween Pumpkins

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Too cute...

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golf tees!

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studded

Studded Chalk Paint Pumpkins

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Tinkerbell Pumpkin Carving

Ideas & Products: Tinkerbell Pumpkin Carving

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The eyes on these are funny

Craft Tutorials Galore at Crafter-holic!: October 2011

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Butterflies

40 Pumpkin Decorating Projects

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Stacked to create a witch

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Ninja pumpkins--pretty funny!

Ninja Pumpkins - Frugal Fun For Boys

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We made these from thick wool felt and black elastic for Good Housekeeping.

Masked Pumpkins

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