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From Country Living:
Spell out your greeting in mini pumpkins gathered at a prominent--and stationary--location. First, pencil letters on hollowed pumpkins (carve out the opening from the bottom). Then, using a drill with a 1/2" bit, bore holes to form each letter. Here, strings of Christmas-tree lights, gathered in small bunches, illuminate each pumpkin (unscrew bulbs where the string descends to the next row). FAUX PUMPKINS called Funkins, made from polyurethane foam, can be carved just like real pumpkins. Bonus: They are already hollow and lightweight, too, making them ideal for projects such as a jack-o'-lantern chandelier. LEAVES AND GOURDS, such as these pear branches, bittersweet berries, squash, and bottle gourds, with their shapely silhouettes, make for eerie effects. BRING COLLECTIONS of vintage plates, platters, and mugs in seasonal hues outside. Here, a bottle caddy (turned candle holder on the chair), cake stand, and painted table and chairs are used to lend visual richness to the setting. ILLUMINATE the scene with candlelight from lanterns, votives, and jack-o'-lanterns (light them safely with battery-operated Christmas lights, electric candles, or flashlights). From Better Homes and Gardens: Pumpkins make great luminaries to light up a walk, driveway, porch, or stairway. Just be safe, and allow enough room for traffic flow. Use LED candles or strings of lights. Include gourds, squash, and uncut pumpkins to complete the Halloween look. You'll be able to use these through the fall season. Bring out your inner artist, and freehand a design. Simple shapes work best: flowers, leaves, or random–size holes created with an electric drill. If you need help, let the men involved know they can use power tools. You'll be done in no time. But if you want to create detailed, unique designs on your pumpkins, it's easier than you think. Templates are redily available or you can create a design template yourself. Carving kits are available everywhere from dollar stores to high-end kitchen shops, but you really don't need one. Assemble your own with basic kitchen tools such as a sharp knife; a smaller paring knife; and wide, sturdy spoons to clean out the seeds and stringy pulp. A small handsaw is also helpful. From Martha Stewart Living: Use a pumpkin incense burner to suggest the cozy scent of pie just out of the oven. Cut off the pumpkin's top and scrape out the innards; carve round vents with an apple corer. Rub cinnamon or pumpkin-pie spices onto the lid, or push cloves into it. With a lighted tealight candle inside, the pumpkin will give off a lovely fragrance for about six hours.