For Halloween (or Howl-oween), what could be cuter decorating inspiration than Martha's puppies: Creme Brûlée and Bete Noire?
Before you begin, learn how we created these textured effects using a carve-by-color technique. For this project, use our editor's trick to lighting a pumpkin with string lights and a jar. You will need a 25-light strand for small and medium pumpkins, and a 50-light strand for larger pumpkins. Place jar on cutout base of pumpkin, then place the pumpkin over the jar of lights.
For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of pumpkin ideas.