Everywhere Pumpkins

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Everywhere Pumpkins   By Adrianna Zampieri

Love them or hate them, pumpkins are a mouth-watering addition to favorite foods: pumpkin pies, pumpkin spice lattes, and pumpkin bread. They fill our homes with a comforting, spicy aroma when using pumpkin-scented candles, lotions, and soap. And let’s not forget the most important use for pumpkins: jack-o’-lanterns. There are many different ways you can use these orange gourds to embellish your home during the fall season, not just during October.

If you’re a fan of glitter, then listen up. You can transform any boring pumpkin into a colorful decoration that suits your style. Just use a can of glitter spray paint to cover your pumpkin, let it dry, and voilà! It’s a quick and simple way to add some sass to your décor. You could also opt to only cover the stem with glitter and then paint over the orange with a bright color such as teal or magenta to shake things up even more.

If you don’t want to be finding glitter all over your home for the next six months, then here are some glitter-free ideas for you:

Bedazzle your pumpkin with multi-colored buttons and rhinestones, or use fabric paint in squeeze bottles to create dazzling designs or spell out words on the rind. Also, by bringing stickers and non-toxic finger-paints into the mix, kids can have fun decorating, too.

Last, but most certainly not least, to show some Aggie pride, paint your pumpkin maroon and white. Alternate the colors. Do half-and-half. Draw a picture of Reveille, or if you’re feeling talented, carve out the Texas A&M logo on your pumpkin. You can even throw a dash of glitter in there somewhere. Let future Aggies decorate their pumpkins with Texas A&M-themed stickers.

Display your personalized work of art indoors or out. Line the stairs with a rainbow of pumpkins, set a large gold pumpkin in the middle of the dining table as the centerpiece. Stack a bunch of small, glitter-covered ones next to your front door. Pumpkins are a perfect fit everywhere.

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