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Pumpkin Centerpieces

Good day, my dear friends and readers!

Today is the last day of August, which means Autumn starts tomorrow. Here are some great ideas for centerpieces with pumpkins:

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Ideas for Halloween

Happy Halloween, my dear friends and readers!

Here are a few ideas for Halloween!

Halloween: Wicked Witch Silhouette

This life-size outdoor witch statue stirring a cauldron full of pumpkin heads is sure to draw attention to your yard on Halloween. Get our free witch pattern, available below, and then learn more about how to make the statue from plywood and black paint.

Chicken and Pumpkin Tagine Stew Recipe

Makes: 6 servings

Prep 50 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks), skinned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 6 large cloves garlic, halved lengthwise
  • 5 – 6 saffron threads, crushed
  • 1 2 1/2 – 3 pound pie pumpkin* or butternut squash, seeded, peeled, and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley Read the rest of this entry

Mini-Pumpkin Wreath

For this autumn wreath, first tap small nails into the surface of miniature gourds and pumpkins to break the surface. Carefully poke sturdy toothpicks into the holes. Coat the protruding end of the toothpick with hot glue and immediately stick into a straw wreath form. Once the wreath is as completely covered with pumpkins and gourds as possible, hot-glue silk leaves around the wreath to fill in the gaps.


Pumpkin Luminaries

Illuminate a fall night with candleholders fit for the season. Carve a small hole in the top of a miniature pumpkin — wide enough to hold a votive candle and deep enough so the candle can be nestled in securely. For a rustic look, display the pumpkin inside a wire jar holder as shown here.


Decor: Flowered Pumpkins

Create this beautiful floral display using yellow and orange mums. Cut the heads from the flowers and hot-glue them all over the pumpkins. Display on tabletops or in small footed urns.


Decor: Pumpkins on Candlesticks

White pumpkins look striking when perched on dark wood candlesticks. Arrange your display on a dining room table or fireplace mantel.


Decor: Potted Pumpkins

Weathered terra-cotta pots give this simple display a boost. Set pumpkins in or atop them, and pair them with an explosion of rich burgundy dahlias accented with pumpkin leaves.


Funky Decoupage Pumpkins

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Hello boys and girls,

I have the most eye-poppingly amazing DIY project to share with you today. I so love it when something is completely new and original and this is such, in abundance.

Perfect if you’re looking for a rustic centrepiece for your wedding, or just an idea for a halloween party. These decoupaged pumpkins are so pretty, I love them, lots.

Created by the wonderful Sibylle of Funkytime, who is a graphic designer and self-confessed design junkie. Here’s the tutorial and how-to in Sibylle’s own words. Read the rest of this entry