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Studded "Rock Star" Pumpkins

The hardware store provides plenty of inspiration for theseĀ pumpkins. Thoughtfully placed nails, brads, wire, spikes, and safety pins become glinting mohawks and piercings.

Photography: Aaron Dyer

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Pumpkins
  • Black spray paint
  • Painters' tape
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Nails, studs, brads, and pins
  • Hammer
  • Superglue


  1. Cover pumpkin with black spray paint, if desired (protect the stems with painters' tape).
  2. Let dry, then use craft paint to make faces.
  3. With a pencil, draw your design, then gently tap nails, studs, brads, and pins into the flesh with a hammer.
  4. Adhere small piercings, such as a nose ring, with superglue.
    studded rock star pumpkin

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