It’s that time of the year again! The leaves are turning into the brightest golds and the richest reds. The temperatures are slowly falling, and soon there will be an assortment of costumed little―and maybe not so little―people at your door looking for sweets. If you and your family enjoy the Halloween tradition of decorating pumpkins, I’ve gathered some new and different ideas you might like to try.
The internet is the perfect place to find printable patterns for carving pumpkins. The Balance has compiled a large collection of free templates from all over the web that include classic designs and those based on sports, movies, video games and cartoons. Here you can find Disney templates as well as patterns from Martha Stewart.
Carving pumpkins may not be the easiest way for younger ghouls and boys to show off their artistic sides. Keep little ones safe with some other ideas from Elle Décor. This site offers a slideshow featuring sixteen ways kids and adults can be creative with their decorating. The fun thing about some of these designs is that many of them will carry on into November. You can even make nameplates for your Thanksgiving table out of mini pumpkins. If you’re interested in creating a pumpkin planter for an assortment of succulents, or if you want to create a painted masterpiece, or use glitter and glue to make your artistic mark, this site is the one to visit.
Happy autumn to you and yours … and here’s hoping you all have a bootiful Halloween!