Decorating for the fall season can be so simple. Grab a pumpkin, display it somewhere, and you're good to go. Right? Sure, you could take the easy way out...but with just a tiny bit of effort you can kiss that plain old pumpkin goodbye, and say hello to a stylish autumnal accent. We've even dug up a few of our favorite pumpkin carving and display tips for your viewing (and crafting) pleasure.
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If pumpkin carving is a yearly tradition in your household, we've discovered a few tips to update the age-old jack-o-lantern. From stenciled leaf patterns to the initials of your last name, these unique ideas take carving to the next level. Not into pulling out your knife to create the perfect decoration? Well you're in luck, because this great site even contains a few fool-proof painting ideas.
Try a Drill
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Add some flair to your jack-o-lantern by trading your carving knife in for a drill. Surprisingly, this power tool has the ability to create one fabulously patterned jack-o-lantern. Leave the top off and add a small floral arrangement for a feminine touch. Who says a carved pumpkin can't be pretty?
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At this time of year, it's easy to spot an orange pumpkin every time you turn around. How often do you see that pumpkin sparkle though? With just a few easy steps, you can add some glitter to your plain pumpkins and bring a touch of elegance to your home's fall ensemble. Go for a variety of colors, as seen above, and you've instantly created a modern take on a seasonal staple.
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With the holidays quickly approaching, you're more than likely preparing for a house full of guests to entertain. An eye-catching tablescape will be your best friend and the ultimate necessity in the weeks to come. Pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors can carry over from Halloween into the days of Thanksgiving, adorning your table and adding an artistic element when combined with hurricane vases and pillar candles. Keeping the color scheme soft will ensure elegance and comfort as your loved ones gather around the table.
Well, you're all set. Whether you grab a drill, a paintbrush or a knife, get ready for some fashionable fall accents!
-The Girls at Bella Vita