For a quick, no-carve frontporch display, paint a bunch of small pumpkins in rich reds, purples, and golds.
Multi-Surface satin finish acrylic paint, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $2 for 2 oz., michaels.com
- Craft brush
- White craft paint
- Colored craft paint
- Pressed leaves
Start by priming each one with white acrylic paint; let dry.
Then paint each pumpkin with a coat of your color of choice. Pressed leaves can be painted with one coat, too.
After they’ve dried, arrange the leaves underneath the pumpkins on a mantle or bench, as shown.