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11 Fun Pumpkin Ideas

Turn a plain pumpkin into a masterpiece with these easy-to-create critters and creative carving designs.

By the Family Circle home editors

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Carved pumpkins
Alexandra Grablewski
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In the Spirit

Our best and brightest little goblins give any table a festive glow.

Here's how: Cut holes in the bottoms of gourds or mini pumpkins and carefully scoop out insides with a small spoon. Draw two triangles for eyes, a small triangle for the nose, and a mouth with two or three teeth as shown. Cut out shapes using a craft or X-Acto knife. Place two cake stands on a tray and arrange pumpkins on top.

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