Ideas For Decorating With Pumpkins
When we think about fall, it's hard not to think about pumpkins. A celebrated symbol of the harvest season and Halloween, pumpkins can work just as well in your home decor as they can baked in your traditional Thanksgiving pie. Discover some fun new ways to use pumpkins in and around your home this fall with a few of these recommendations.
The jack-o'-lantern is widely recognized as a Halloween trademark, but if you can control your impulse to sculpt sinister faces, you can use your carving knife to create designs for all sorts of occasions. Carve out a welcoming message to greet guests or line your front steps with a sentiment to match the season. You can even paint them with a festive theme to keep around as part of your outdoor Christmas decorations.
Pumpkin Place Settings
Autumn marks the beginning of the holiday season. For many households, the holidays bring along a flurry of activity, festive gatherings with family and tons of delicious food. Getting your home decorated for the holidays doesn't have to mean changing every room. Pick your pumpkins off the porch and put them on the dining table as a centerpiece. Slice off the tops of smaller pumpkins and create cute votive candleholders, or simply gather a collection of your favorite gourds in a bowl or platter.
An Invitation To Eat
If you're looking to impress at a holiday get-together, there are several creative ways to work pumpkins into your decor. Small, hollowed-out pumpkins give you a fun way to serve up a bowl of soup or an appetizer at your Thanksgiving feast. Set up your assigned seating for a large party by using pumpkins as placeholders, or even paint that pumpkin on your porch with menu highlights or a list of drinks you're serving.
You're probably used to scooping out pumpkin seeds, but you may not have considered using your pumpkin for anything other than a jack-o'-lantern. Your hollowed out pumpkin can make a beautiful vase indoors. It can also work great as a bird feeder or planter in your backyard, a solution that also happens to give your Halloween creation a second life after the frightening festivities are over.
Squash Serving A Purpose
Pumpkins aren't just great for carving up as Halloween decorations. There are a number of ways you can put your pumpkins to work around the house while they put everyone in a peaceful fall mood. Hold a bunch of napkins together between two smaller pumpkins on an outdoor tabletop, keep books neat by throwing a few pumpkins on your shelves as bookends, puncture the side with pins to make it work as a seasonal corkboard, or pour in a bag of ice and use it as a makeshift beverage cooler.
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