DIY pumpkin ideas for Halloween

Shelby Butler, Staff Photographer

When it comes to fall activities, decorating pumpkins is one of the most popular. Here are the top five ways students at North Greenville University can get their pumpkin perfect for the month of October.

When it comes to fall activities, decorating pumpkins is one of the most popular. Here are the top five ways students at North Greenville University can get their pumpkin perfect for the month of October.

Before you can start decorating you must pick a pumpkin. Some people opt out for a plastic pumpkin but if you’re wanting to be a little more traditional, stop by your local pumpkin patch or Walmart to grab that round orange bundle of joy.

Before you can start decorating you must pick a pumpkin. Some people opt out for a plastic pumpkin but if you’re wanting to be a little more traditional, stop by your local pumpkin patch or Walmart to grab that round orange bundle of joy.

#1. Glitter Stem Pumpkins

Something simple yet adorable is the glitter stem pumpkin. All you need is a small pumpkin (or large if that is your preference) some glitter and then paint that matches the glitter color.

#2. Carving Pumpkin Set

Getting a carving set seems like it would be one of the easiest things but it was found that the small, blunt knifes that come in the kit don’t work the best. We recommend using something sharper, but be careful. The set came with a knife, stencils and a paintbrush with black paint.

#3. Lots of Leaves

If you are looking for something that is more on the decor side, gluing faux leaves onto a pumpkin can be a simple way to create something unique that would look great outside a dorm door. All you need is glue, a larger sized pumpkin and some fake leaves in a variety of color.

#4. Painting a Masterpiece

This may be one of the more basic needs but there are so many designs and colors you can use. Above is a design found online, though the painting may not be the best you get the idea and it was a lot of fun in the process. All you need, if you free paint, is a paintbrush, a few tubes of paint and any type of pumpkin.

#5. Buy a Pre-made Pumpkin

Not very artsy or maybe not enough time? Whatever it is you can take that $5 you found yesterday and head down to the nearest store and pick out any kind of pumpkin your heart desires. The football pumpkin above was around $6 and looks great on the kitchen table during Sunday Football, it takes the creative mind to know what looks good.