No carving required

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It’s that time of year when decorating is essential to the season. Go get your pumpkins and let’s get creative. No need to unpack those carving kits though, instead pick a couple colors of acrylic paint and get out a few different sized brushes. Use the natural ribbing and shapes of the pumpkins/gourds to inspire your strokes and start painting. Add a little sparkle to the mix with some colored glitter too (don’t forget the glitter glue)! This is a great project you can do with the kids (besides, who said you can only paint on paper)! Have fun.

Not feeling too artsy, it’s okay, I got a creative project for you too. Pick out a few different pumpkins and/or gourds and build something by flipping them up-side-down, sideways and/or backwards. You’ll be surprised how many different arrangements/things you can make. Do you like our gladiator?

If you don’t have a creative bone in your body, I saved the simplest decorating tip just for you. Take your empty window boxes and lay some straw down over the soil. Pick out some small sugar pumpkins and/or gourds and arrange them over the straw. Poof! You have yourself a beautiful, no-water-required window box for the season! Get ready to make your neighbors jealous.

That’s the dirt for now …