How to Decorate with Pumpkins

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Flashy orange blazes from jack-o-lanterns bringing a soft glow of autumn to the room. The same gourd you once used as your Halloween canvas can now show off your artistic flare in other ways. If you decorate with pumpkins, you can make the season last longer.

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A hollowed pumpkin makes a lovely, natural vase. Pick the size you want for your table or windowsill. Make sure to thoroughly clean the insides removing seeds and threads. Add cool water and a beautiful bouquet of autumn colors. Voila! A perfect centerpiece for your dining table or a colorful accent to your coffee table. Try several small ‘vases’ scattered around your home.

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Small or mini pumpkins hollowed to make room for a candle, make easy, clever candleholders. They can sit alone or be grouped in size and colors to add a touch of elegant harvest to your décor.

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Pumpkins come in many sizes and colors. Group white, green, orange and yellow pumpkins with gourds of various shapes and textures on a base of artificial or dried leaves. Include natural elements like berries, bark, branches, pine cones, nuts and pods to create an autumn scene. Allow for these items’ natural design to do all the art work for you!

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Start with a tall, slender pumpkin that can sit levelly on its side. Hollow and clean the insides completely. Add water and floating candles. It’s a charming way to bring a gentle glow and color to a room.

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Use a stencil and autumn paint colors to liven them up with color and art. The greatest part is that options are only limited by the stencils and patterns you can find. Or, if you have some artistic talent, the possibilities are up to you.

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Buttons or large flat-head nails are simple and easy ways to add some design to your pumpkins. You can create a pattern or write something out, such as your address. If you use buttons, use different a few colors and possibly various sizes. Just make sure that you use more than one pumpkin color for your address for something creative. You can also make some pretty patterns stringing string from the nails.

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Mini pumpkins also work greatly in wreaths. You can either comprise the pumpkin mostly of pumpkins and add a few touches such as straw, hay and leaves, or add pumpkins and gourds to plain wreaths to liven them up for the season.

Pumpkins can be used for so much more than carving and eating. Try a few to these ideas to find out just how useful they are.

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