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Nov 29 2017

Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Ideas #creative #pumpkin #designs


Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Ideas

Because it involves no carving, this elegant but easy-to-create ode to autumn can last from early October until Thanksgiving. Boughs of fall-yellow ginkgo leaves brighten a balanced array of similar-hued ‘Nest Egg’ and ‘Warty Orange Hardhead’ gourds, which are augmented with small ‘White Ball’ and ‘Pawnee Orange’ gourds. To add subtle sparkle and gleaming warmth, the pumpkins’ stems are painted gold, and ocher glass vases and gilded votive candleholders are interspersed throughout.

Clearly, white can provoke fright. With the help of some tattered cloth, ‘Lumina’ pumpkins are easily transformed into fearsome ghosts that arise from an ancient graveyard on All Hallows’ Eve.

Pumpkin Vase of Fall Flowers

Make a golden impression right at the front door with a pumpkin overflowing with vivid chrysanthemums, subdued thistles, and seeded eucalyptus, all embellished with branches of Chinese lantern that have been colored gold with floral spray. A few golden pumpkins are strewn amid an array of naturally colorful ones to add even more shimmer and sheen to the welcoming tableau.

Photography: Maura McEvoy

Spray-Painted Mini Table Pumpkins

Blue is not traditionally associated with the season, but highlight it with small touches of gold, as in these spray-painted miniature pumpkins and a place card written in gold ink, and the color can become a happy participant in holiday revels. A block-printed napkin and tablecloth and the marbleized plate add patterned richness, while a mix of mismatched contemporary glassware and classic flatware keep the feeling clean and modern.

Photography: Maura McEvoy

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