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52 ways to decorate your pumpkin

comp:000052637fb8:00000017d3:48a1 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"> <p class="follow"><a href="http://facebook.com/zillow" target="_blank">Follow Zillow on Facebook</a></p> <p><em>By Kristina Grosspietsch</em></p> <p>It’s happening again, people! The parade of pumpkin pies, pancakes and spiced lattes has begun, proclaiming loudly that <a title="Fall Home Maintenance Checklist" href="http://www.bobvila.com/articles/1499-fall-home-maintenance-checklist/pages/1" target="_blank">fall</a> is here, and Halloween, with its triangle-eyed, orange faces, is right around the corner.</p> <p>For your autumnal decor to really stand out, the classic jack-o’-lantern doesn’t cut it anymore. That’s why we’ve collected the most creative examples of carved, painted, etched, pierced, glued and electrified pumpkins to raise the bar for your own pumpkin fest.</p> <p>So whether you’re a <a href="http://www.bobvila.com/blogs/pumpkin-carving-101/" target="_blank">novice carver</a> or an expert DIY-er, you’ll find some inspirational ways to jack up your lantern and pump up your pumpkin to make your neighbors scream … or at least say, “Wow!”</p> <p><strong>See all 52 decorating techniques in the slideshow above.</strong></p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-make-a-scarecrow/">How to Make a Scarecrow</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bobvila.com/articles/straw-bale-diy/">5 Things to Do With &#8230; Straw Bales</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bobvila.com/gourd-wreath/46182-deck-the-doors-10-wreaths-for-autumn-decorating/slideshows">Deck the Doors: 10 Wreaths for Autumn Decorating</a></li> </ul> <p><em>Bob Vila is the home improvement expert widely known as host of TV’s This Old House, Bob Vila’s Home Again, and Bob Vila. Today, Bob continues his mission to help people upgrade their homes and improve their lives with advice online at <a href="http://www.bobvila.com/">BobVila.com</a>. His video-rich site offers a full range of fresh, authoritative <a href="http://www.bobvila.com/">content</a> – practical tips, inspirational ideas, and more than 1,000 videos from <a href="http://www.bobvila.com/projects">Bob Vila television</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Note: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Zillow.</em></p> </div>
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