Stockings cling best to a smooth surface, so look for pumpkins with shallow ridges. We chose white ones and sprayed them with orange and yellow paint. You can also use orange pumpkins -- just be sure the paint shade you pick will contrast with the skin. You can personalize your color scheme by blending a few different craft paints, then applying with an aerosol paint sprayer.
Multisurface satin craft paint, $2 for 2 oz., and spray-paint kit, in Satin, $25, by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com
Assorted lace stockings, $13.50 a pair, hue.com