Fairy light pumpkin
Watch this video to see how to decorate a pumpkin with just a screwdriver and a set of battery-operated fairy lights. Paint the pumpkins black for an even bigger statement.
For some seriously impressive (but very easy) Halloween decorations, try a space-themed pumpkin.
Sponge black, dark blue and purple paint onto your pumpkin, then using a paintbrush, flick white, pink and light blue paint onto it to create the starry effect. Cosmic!
Who says Halloween can’t be pretty? Cover mini pumpkins in shimmering glitter to add a touch of sparkle to your decorations.
Place your pumpkin on a sheet of newspaper, cover in craft glue and use a spoon to sprinkle glitter over the pumpkin until the surface is covered. Leave to dry, then display for a party-ready Halloween.
Great for grown-up parties or to fit into a minimalist home, these pumpkins are really easy to create. We love black and white, or white and gold, painted with simple stripes and zigzags.
If you love
crafting with washi tape, you can use this to create the geometric lines, just use a permanent marker or acrylic paints to paint the pumpkin. Alternatively you can use masking tape to create the geometric pattern. Jack O’ Lantern pumpkins
last-minute Halloween party for the kids? Either draw straight onto the pumpkins with permanent markers or, if you have a little more time, spray paint the pumpkins black and then use silver pens to draw faces on once dry. Cookie cutter pumpkins
Hold a cookie cutter of your choice over your hollowed-out pumpkin and gently hammer through the skin to create holes.
Add battery-operated fairy lights or some tea lights and you’ve got a quick and easy version to display in your home.
Raid the first aid kit and wrap some old bandages around your pumpkin, using glue to secure in place. Using white and black card, cut two circles in each colour and glue the smaller black circles onto the larger white ones. Glue to the front of the pumpkin to make eyes.
Pin cushion pumpkins
Glam up your Halloween with some simple drawing pins. Just stick gold and silver pins into plain or painted pumpkins to create any pattern or picture of your choice. We love pastel colours with gold swirls to shake up a classic Halloween look.
No time to buy a pumpkin? A bowl of easy-peelers will look just as spooky as a patch of pumpkins once you use a black pen to draw scary faces on them.
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