Materials: Knife or carving kit, Pumpkins, Pen, Scissors, Stiff felt or paper for ears, Newspaper, Curved cucumber or skinny gourd for tail, Mini pumpkins for paws, Black floral spray, Wood floral picks (5 or 6 per pumpkin; optional), Mallet or hammer for attaching picks to base pumpkin (optional), Tea-light candle in flat dish or jar lid, Clay polymer or poster putty.
A simple display of mini pumpkin gourds can rise to the occasion as stylish centerpiece just by adding a little height. Perch pumpkins atop overturned bowls, cake plates or candlesticks are perfect for creating an interesting display. Try painting the pumpkins in metallic silver for a sophisticated, glitzy effect
DIY Painted Pumpkins. pretty sure that I pinned this last year, but goodness gracious. I think it's worth a repin.