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Quick and Easy Decorating Pumpkins for Fall Holidays

Updated on October 27, 2014

Quick and Easy Decorating Ideas for Pumpkins

Do you become inspired with the change of the seasons?

Do you decorate accordingly?

There's always a new burst of inspiration that comes with the change of seasons, a new burst of colors, new foods come into season and if you notice it all has a strong influence as to how we decorate our surroundings in our home and what we wear as well.

A Fall color palette is influenced by the colors that surround us in nature with the many shades of oranges, amber, browns, reds, yellows and greens.

Decorating with the natural props available to us with the new season provides an easy start as a base to new and fresh displays. Things like pumpkins, leaves, corn stalks and fruit just to name a few.

Let's look at some top notch decorating ideas for the Fall season using pumpkins as our beginning point. Allowing others creativity inspire us deepens our own sense of style and what we might try different for this Fall season.

Let's take a look.

Creepy Crawly Cooler - make sure it doesn't walk away with the goodies

Hosting a Halloween Party?

If you are hosting a Halloween party this year why not try a new way to serve up refreshments combining fun and cute creepiness for something different.

Create a fun and festive set up at your Halloween party this year with this pumpkin idea to create a 'creepy cooler' filled with you favorite Halloween beverages for all your guest.

This is very unique and a cool, or should I say 'ghoul', idea.

For your convenience here is a video to help assemble it. You can find all your parts at your local hardware or DIY store.

If you make one this year be sure to come back and tell us about it in the comment section below.

How to Create A Spider Pumpkin Cooler with Southern Living Magazine

Jack the Pumpkin King - simple, easy and quick


Jack the Pumpkin King

Do you love decorating with the fun characters at Halloween time?

I do.

I am a 'not so scary' Halloween decorating kind of house. I love receiving little trick or treaters' and want them to want to come back to my house the next year. So it is always my goal to make it a pleasant experience have them come to visit.

The way I find to do that is to make it inviting for them.

This fun set up using Jack from the movie 'Nightmare before Christmas' give just that effect I like and a great excuse to decorate with a pumpkin. Not just any pumpkin but a white pumpkin at that.

Simple carvings on any pumpkins can be the cutest sometimes.

Jack the Pumpkin King Stand - Body Required! Even if it is a skeleton of a body.

Creating this simple and quick carving will require very little skill and effort but have great impact in making a Halloween decorating statement. Using a skeleton rod iron stand it doesn't take much to set this creative and simple Halloween display.

If you are really adventuresome why not set Jack's head up to hold the trick or treat candy in. How fun would that be? I think it would be a winner for sure!

While your at it why not have the movie playing while trick or treaters are busy with their participation of the night's events. Sounds like some fun to this mom.

Jack the Pumpkin King

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)

This fun movie where everyday is Halloween will become a favorite annual tradition. Spooks, ghouls and goblins are meant to be scary but this production by Tim Burton allows the humorous side to Halloween symbols. Get your copy today to have in time for this Halloween season.


Nightmare Before Christmas - Preview

Pumpkin Tower to Light the Way for Your Evening Guest

Decorating with pumpkins doesn't just have to be for Halloween night but it's as good a time as any.

Creating pumpkin towers is a different way to light the path for your visiting ghoulish trick or treaters or perhaps your guest that have come for a festive Halloween party.

What a great way to incorporate helping those visiting by lighting the path to your doorway and illuminating the house number to make it easier for them to find you in the dark.

Unique creations as this is a fun way to show your creativity this Fall season and add to your home's exterior décor.

As seen in this picture pumpkins have been used to display the house number so every guest can find you.

Be sure to light you towers well so all can see your creations. Use this idea and more from the video below to create your own pumpkin tower this Halloween.

How To Create A Pumpkin Tower - Easy Peasy

Studded Pumpkins-No Carving Necessary

This has got to be the easiest of all the pumpkin decorating I've ever seen.

These white pumpkins pictured here have been embellished using decorative upholstery tacks. You can use an assortment of items that have a pointed tip on the end can be used such as thumb tacks and push pins of all assortments.

Push pins have become such a popular item that you can find all sorts of decorated pins in most any office supply store or aisle in your local department store. The pins are readily available in larger sizes that it will make this pumpkin decorating season easier than ever.

How more dramatic it will give your home's décor on the lighter colored pumpkins as well

Be creative, see what you can find out there then be sure to come back and share your ideas with us in our comment section below.

This is my vote for the best way to save on the mess of carving and cleaning pumpkins

Happy Decorating!!

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Very Creative Pumpkin Carvings

Very Creative Pumpkin Designs From Some Very Creative People

Okay not everyone is the 'not so scary' pumpkin decorator as I so I have to give these very creative creations kudos for the artisticness that goes into making some of these.

Hope you enjoy this for some other inspiration to be different and think outside the box for this Halloween.

Do You Have A Great Pumpkin Decorating Idea?

Will you share with us?

Exchanging ideas are a great way to get fresh and new decorating.

Share with us just 1 great idea that you have used to decorate for Halloween by leaving a comment below.

We'll be waiting and we'll leave the pumpkin light on for you.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      A great bunch of pumpkin decorating ideas. I always hate the messiness of stripping out the insides and these would save that work. I especially like the white pumpkins with the eyes cut out and the mouth drawn on, Jack the Pumpkin King! Very cute. There was no "like" button at top, so couldn't like it.