Making plastic pumpkins look more real: Use Burnt Umber paint. Water the paint down just a little, and brush onto your pumpkin. Then take a damp rag or paper towel and gently wipe up and down your pumpkin.
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.
Here's an easy decorating idea to use as your centerpiece or to give as a hostess gift this Thanksgiving! Place a Pillar candle inside a glass container. Surround the candle with such as acorns, chestnuts or pine cones.