For a quick, no-carve frontporch display, paint a bunch of small pumpkins in rich reds, purples, and golds.
Photography: Richard Banks
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2013
Multi-Surface satin finish acrylic paint, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $2 for 2 oz., michaels.com
White craft paint
Colored craft paint
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.