Pumpkin Portraits: Not Your Typical Jack-O-Lantern
At the farmers’ market, look for produce that might work as facial features, hair, and props. Learn how to make a scarecrow.
Photography: NGOC MINH NGO
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2015
Legumes and vegetables
T-pins and straight pins
Plan out the faces you want to create. Keep in mind that as items dry and wither, the results will change—and perhaps become even more interesting.
Bur-oak acorns, from $8 for 12, drieddecor.com.
Use hot glue to adhere small hard details, like white beans, and to attach a tangle of Spanish-moss hair. Secure heavier vegetables with wooden skewers, and lighter vegetables with toothpicks. T-pins prevent leaves from blowing away; straight pins work for thin, lightweight items.