Choose your stencils. Visually map out your desired pattern and adhere the stencil to the pumpkin with double-stick tape. Dab a light coat of paint with a small brush over the stencil. Allow paint to dry before removing the stencil.
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. Try one of the templates from our October 2010 cover.
Metallic Leaf Pumpkins: Collect fallen leaves and spray paint them gold; let dry. Paint one pumpkin white and the other gold. When dry, use crafts glue to attach the metallic leaves to the white pumpkin, then arrange the pair together on your porch.
Carve a monogram into pumpkins and place them on your front porch to welcome guests to your bewitching abode. Use a small, medium, and large pumpkin and carve the initial in different fonts. Layer them on an old chair or stool.
Ahhhh, love the door knobs ------------------------------------ Vintage Doorknob Pumpkins - a simple an easy way to update ugly store bought fake pumpkins - with paint and vintage doorknobs and hardware. Plus links to four other pumpkin projects.
Add Foliage to Pumpkins - Just use ModPodge to découpage a white gourd with pressed leaves, harvesting the foliage from your own backyard. Or you can stamp on tissue paper and Mod Podge it onto the pumpkin.