A novice sewer can easily stitch up this pumpkin patch, rendered in matte and lustrous linen, silk, and velvet. Set the sewn pumpkins among real ones (some natural-hued, others spray-painted) in a cool autumnal scene of spare branches and scattered leaves spray-painted silver.
31 of Our Best Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Ideas
Learn how to carve, paint, etch, or otherwise decorate a pumpkin using our templates and tutorials for inspiration.
The Best Paints to Use When Decorating Pumpkins
From spray paints to acrylics, experts weigh-in on the top tints to use.
The Best Painted Pumpkin Ideas from the "Martha Stewart Living" Staff
Polka dots, chalk lettering, geometric stencils, and familiar characters—there are 30 ways to decorate a pumpkin, and all you need is some paint to get started. Get inspired by handmade designs from the crafty minds at Martha Stewart Living.
5 Tips for Picking a Pumpkin That Will Last Through October
One giveaway? Take a close look at the stem.
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For a pumpkin with panache—or a big, toothy grin—reach for the right tools and wield them wisely. You'll likely find some of these supplies in your kitchen drawer or tool kit; a trip to an art-supply, hardware, or housewares store will yield the rest.