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14 Ways To Magically Transform Your Pumpkin For Halloween

Updated on July 3, 2012

Decorating your Halloween pumpkin should definitely be on top of your holiday to-do list! A fun activity during Halloween is to decorate your home with handmade art and craft decorations. With a little imagination, one can make magnificent decorations to smarten the house up and give it that celebratory look during Halloween. Get inspired with your Halloween decorations this year and give your pumpkins some charming persona.

Lantern Pumpkins

Get the instructions: How to make Lantern Pumpkins

This classic pumpkin design is sure to add more style to your Halloween decorating.

Instead of carving an typical spooky face, why not create three gleaming shadows of old-school lamps? Its welcoming, original and the perfect way to greet any guests entering through the door…

Black & White Painted Pumpkins

Get the instructions: How to Make Black & White Painted Pumpkins

I just love these spooky black and white painted pumpkins for Halloween.

These pumpkins are yet another delightful alternative to the typical Halloween décor. Orange is so yesterday. these captivating white globes are all the rage when it comes to elegant Halloween decorating.

Glowing Gourds

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These gourds are artfully decorated and sure to make your guests smile!

Nature understands the importance of sparkle when the landscape is bewitchingly monochromatic.

Decorating your Halloween pumpkins in gold, silver, and glitter, will add a charming and tasteful contribute that’ll put splendor into any Halloween display.

Spider Squash

Get the instructions: How To Make Spider Squashes

Yes, Martha, you’ve done it again. These Spider Squashes look very scary.

I just adore the simplicity and the originality of this display. These black green pumpkin squashes are sure to rise out of the damp soggy moss to terrify anyone who dares to pass.

Glittered Pumpkins

Get the instructions: How To Make Glitter Pumpkins

These are Martha's ever so popular glittered pumpkins. And we can clearly see why.

Gilding is a perfect shimmering companion to glitter. Gold, orange and red gilded pumpkins gleam with a sparkly sleek, polished finish. Perfect for capturing the essence of Autumn in a Halloween way.

Lace Patterned Pumpkins

Get the instructions: How To Make Lace Patterned Pumpkins

My love of lace can well be found everywhere in my house!

Moderness and simplicity are carved all over these pumpkins. The perfect way to make Halloween a bit more elegant and sophisticated.

These intricately patterned lamps are an absolute delight on your front porch or even just around the house.

Photo Gallery Pumpkin

Get The instructions: How to Make a Photo Gallery Pumpkin

It’s pretty obvious that a little imagination and ingenuity will go a long way when it comes to decorating for a spooky Halloween. And this is a perfect example of how creative one can get.

Add an sinister atmosphere to your house by creating a pumpkin with silhouettes peeping through tiny windows.  These shadows are, dark momentary, and always lurking a step behind you. Easy but definitely eerie Halloween magic…

A Wicked Entrance

Get the instructions: How to Make A Wicked Entrance

Greet your guest with something different this year.

Shadows are a much neeeded characteristic of Halloween, but decorating with them is clearly unattainable -- at least without some black magic -- so use some black paint to make spooky silhouettes of dead trees, and you'll get the next best thing.

Pumpkin Wreath

Get the instructions: How to Make a Pumpkin Wreath

Add color to your front door, wall or entry way with a miniature pumpkin wreath!

Big pumpkins, small pumpkins, don’t ya just love all pumpkins!? There's a lot said and written about Jack O'Lanterns and giant pumpkins. But, just a bit written about cute, little miniature pumpkins. Give these ago this year for something different.

Silver Swirl Pumpkin

Get the instructions: How to Make a Silver Swirl Pumpkin

Why not try experiment with wire, and twist some simple little spirals?

You don’t need to have a lot of money to make your halloween décor tasteful. Just a few simple supplies do the trick. Wire spirals are easy to make, fun and are sure to spark some interest from your guests.

Pumpkin On Boo Avenue

Get the instructions: How to Make Haunted Pumpkin On Boo Avenue

People of all ages love haunted houses. So there’s no excuse not to welcome your Trick-or-Treaters with this fun Pumpkin on Boo Avenue.

This scary homemade haunted pumpkin is inexpensive and so simple to make; a great project for community events or private parties! Make your pumpkin the creepiest mansion on the block this Halloween.

Stained Glass Pumpkins

Get the instructions: How to Make Stained Glass Pumpkins

If you've got an arts and crafts bone in your body, you’ll love this stained glass pumpkin from Martha.

You simply can't beat the soft lighting this beautiful gourd greets you with, every time you enter the room! You'll only need a few things to make this stylish pumpkin. And in no time at all, you'll have a wonderful decoration for your home.

No Carve Sticker Pumpkins

These simple yet spooktacular pumpkins are easy to make. A definite fright fest with barely any effort needed.

Decorating a pumpkin for Halloween without a carving knife is a fabulous alternative. Besides lasting longer, the no carve sticker pumpkin will turn into a great decoration in a jiffy. Create a no-fuss, personalized pumpkin that’s anything but a tricky treat.

Cookie Cutter Pumpkins

Get The Instructions: How to Make Cookie Cutter Pumpkins

Become fearless and get inspired by creating anything but the run-of-the-mill for Halloween!

Using cookie cutters is a great way to get an intriguing design flowing in a matter of minutes. No matter how you cut it, it’s easy work. By looking beyond the knife drawer you'll find goodies that offer great shapes and designs!


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    • Itswritten profile image

      Itswritten 8 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      Great Ideas thanks.

    • gracenotes profile image

      gracenotes 8 years ago from North Texas

      Really fun hub.

      I have the original design in Martha's magazine for the lace-patterned pumpkins. I just love them. Thanks for the hub.