Top 5 elevated ways to decorate pumpkins

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Say goodbye to triangle eyes and a jagged smiles because gone are the days of old school pumpkin decorating. Carving pumpkins will soon be a thing of the past because it is 2016 people, and it’s time to step it up.

Fall is arguably the best time of the year, and many people are into incorporating pumpkins and gourds into their fall decorating. Of course, it is always fun for the kids to see their carved creations light up the Halloween night, but for the adults out there, there are many ways to incorporate the classic pumpkin into your fall interior.

White and Gold Pumpkins

One of the biggest pumpkin decorating trends of 2016 are these cute white and gold pumpkins. Using a white pumpkin and either a gold Sharpie or gold paint, you can create this elegant fall pumpkin. Add glitter, bows, fancy writing and you’ve got yourself a chic mantelpiece.



Pineapple Carving

Yep, pineapple carving is a thing.

Okay, so this may not be in the same realm as pumpkin decorating, but many people are choosing to carve pineapples this Halloween season. This probably wouldn’t be the best option to throw onto your mantle, but it will make a great center piece for your Halloween party. Check out this video to learn how to make a pineapple jack-o-lantern.



Crayon Melting

Halloween doesn’t always have to be black and orange. Brighten up your Halloween décor with a no-carve, crayon melting pumpkin. If you are trying to avoid the mess of carving pumpkins, this one may not be for you, but this creative pumpkin will have everyone talking. All you have to do is glue crayons of various colors onto your pumpkin, and gently start melting the crayons with a hairdryer. Go for a rainbow effect or your favorite fall colors, either way this is a fun activity for both kids and adults.



Pumpkin Donuts

Turning mini pumpkins into donuts, we’re in. 2016 has upped the pumpkin game by adding in what may be the cutest decorating technique yet. Turn your basic pumpkins into sprinkled donut with just paint and mini pumpkins. These are great to set around the house and on the door-step. All you have to do after that, is sit back and take in your amazing design skills.



Old School Pumpkin Carving

Let’s face it, pumpkin carving will never go out of style. The messy satisfaction of carving a pumpkin with your family will never get old. If you choose to go the traditional route, try elevating what you carve into your pumpkin. Throw out that basic design book and create a masterpiece that is all your own. Try carving your favorite show, or an emoji face; the options are unlimited.



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