10 Creative Things to Do with Pumpkins

Paint Them

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America is obsessed with pumpkin. There are pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin everything! Sure, you could just carve another pumpkin this year and leave it on your front porch, but how about giving your pumpkin a facelift? Here are 10 creative ways to use a pumpkin, during the fall holidays or anytime of the year.

1. Paint Them

Carving pumpkins is not the only way to use them as decorations on your front porch or in your home. With the advent of Pinterest, many creative ways to paint a pumpkin have shown up online.

You could paint a face as an alternative to carving if you’re not skilled with a knife, but how about painting chevron stripes, polka dots, or even embellishing your pumpkin with rhinestones and glitter? Try painting a pumpkin black or white for a more monochrome Halloween look.