If decorating a pumpkin has gotten buried in your to-do list between whipping up dinner, baking Halloween treats and--dare we say it--starting to plan for Thanksgiving, have no fear. These three pumpkin ideas are easier than making a ghost costume out of a sheet. All you need are a few inexpensive items you may already have at home. You stoop has never looked more festive... for less!


Crawl Space

Hot-glue rows of plastic spiders to look like they're climbing up and down your pumpkin.


Jacques O'-Lantern

With a thin black marker, draw a face and a large mustache on your pumpkin. Add a beret and a scarf. For bonus points, poke a hole at one corner of the mouth and insert a candy cigarette.


Funny Face

Print close-up photos of your family and friends on white paper. Cut out individual features -- eyes, eyebrows, noses and mouths -- and glue onto pumpkins of all sizes. Make pumpkin dopplegangers or mix and match features.

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