Is it just me or has Halloween got spookily stylish this year?
No longer do you need to mop up a mess of orange guts after making your best carving knife blunt all for a wonky smile or a tree silhouette that doesn't look quite like the one you were copying from Pinterest.
This year you can make pumpkin decorating easier by painting, wrapping, bejewelling and even pinning a pumpkin or gourd into crafty perfection.
Take a look at our top picks and have a go yourself!
1. Wrap it up
Spray paint the stem of the pumpkin then simply glue wrapping paper around it in strips. Good practice for Christmas wrapping also - sneaky.
Source: Sincerely Sara D.
2. Paint and Pin
Paint the pumpkin then use drawing pins to create a pattern or word. I love this green and gold combination.
Souce: Jennifer Causey
3. Use Glitter Nail Polish
Buy a cheap bottle of glitter nail polish and simply paint the top of the pumpkin for dazzling effect. Opt for gourd to decorate as they are a bit smaller and you can paint the whole thing then use another colour to streak across the top.
Source: A Week from Thursday
4. Dripping Crayons
Paint a pumpkin with your base colour then pop wax crayons on the top and use a hairdryer to melt them down the sides to create this artistic look.
Source: The Swell Designer
5. Get Floral
Ok so I know I said no clearing up pumpkin insides, but making a pumpkin into a vase is just too gorgeous to ignore. Depending on the flowers you choose you might not even need to paint the pumpkin - just make sure you pop a little vase inside to hold the flowers and water.
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