These glitzy pumpkins couldn't be easier to make: take a few ornamental appliqués (we like these leaf-like shapes with rich accents and autumnal colors) and pin them into place.
Photography: Peter Ardito
Source: Martha Stewart
This idea comes from Digital Editor Alexandra Churchill. These pumpkins are made to be mixed and matched. Here, we paired white pumpkins with bronze sequined appliqués and a black pumpkin with silver rhinestone appliqués. For added flair, the stems are touched up with liquid gilding to match their embellishments.
Appliqués (Pictured: Brown leaf sequin appliqués, $2.98 each; Brown lotus sequin appliqué, $5.98 each; Silver flower rhinestone appliqué, $15.98; mjtrim.com)
Lay appliqué flat over curved surface of the pumpkin; secure with silk pins. (Tip: A thimble is helpful for pushing pins into the pumpkin.) Repeat on surface of pumpkin until coverage is desired.