Even though carved pumpkins go with Halloween like pine trees go with Christmas, let's face it: they typically have an expiry date of 24 hours. In the days leading up to Halloween, why not have fun with the pumpkins on your door steps and tables without carving them...
I love the look of painted pumpkins. Having experimented last weekend, I can confirm that spray paint works well for even coverage and these Martha Stewart paints from Michaels (my new favourite product) come in beautiful colours and sparkly shades. (Suggestion: if you don't want the orange of the pumpkin to come through, use the Martha glitter paint as a top coat over spray paint or a satin paint).
Another option: thumb tacks. Simply put, I wish I came up with this idea. How brilliantly quick & simple.
Do you have a pumpkin yet? Have you done anything to it? Where is it in your house?
(Photos courtesy of Real Simple [1 and 2] + Style at Home).