Project Guide

Pumpkin Decorating Tips

1
CELEBRATE HARVEST
Celebrate harvest - Pumpkin Decorating Tips

Create a bountiful harvest display with full-sized or mini pumpkins arranged with other harvest vegetables such as gourds, flowering kale or cabbage and Indian corn, and flowers like pansies and mums.

2
MAKE A PUMPKIN PLANTER
Make pumpkin planter - Pumpkin Decorating Tips

If you like the colorful pairing of pumpkins and fall flowers, take it one step further and use the pumpkin as a planter!

3
LOSE THE KNIFE
Lose the knife - Pumpkin Decorating Tips
  • Ditch the tools and get your jack-o'-lantern in the Halloween spirit without any slicing or dicing. Use shiny gold, white or black spray paint to make stand-out centerpieces. For an added touch, use push-pins to create any design you choose.
  • Try using chalkboard paint to write your own welcome messages for trick or treaters.
4
GO FAUX
Go faux - Pumpkin Decorating Tips

If you love the look of carved pumpkins but dislike the mess that accompanies them, try a carvable foam pumpkin that’s hollow to hold your LED candle.

5
USE A CARVING KIT
Use a carving kit - Pumpkin Decorating Tips

For the true Halloween carving masters, using a Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit allows you to sculpt limitless designs into your pumpkin with precision.

6
GET A GHOSTLY GLOW
Get a ghostly glow - Pumpkin Decorating Tips

Preserve the haunting glow of your pumpkin this Halloween by lightly coating the inside of the pumpkin and any carved areas with petroleum jelly.