So yes, it’s the day before Halloween. And yes, most people have long since decorated their pumpkins. BUT I would bet my hidden stash of bite size snickers that some of you are as behind as I am. So, in the spirit of mutual procrastination, I present to you,the first of two seasonal pumpkin guides.
If you haven’t even purchased your pumpkins yet (no judgements) then might I suggest getting a “Cinderella” type. They have a beautiful shape, and last longer than your traditional pumpkins. If you don’t carve them, they will keep well past Thanksgiving. A simple, although slightly messy alternative to carving, is to cover your pumpkin with fabric. It’s really simple and can be done with any lighter weight fabric. You can even use strips of various patterns to create something truly unique. Best of all, the fabric can be removed with a little water and elbow grease. SO, if you’re on a budget, or just like to re-purpose your holiday decor you can easily use the same pumpkins to create a lovely Thanksgiving arrangement next week.
As we are on the heels of All Hallows Eve, I am using a black and white houndstooth pattern, but you can use whatever suits your mood. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time for your pumpkin to dry, and for heavens sake be sure to cover your work surface with plastic, or newspaper, or something – it can get messy. Enjoy!