So we recently planted a vegetable garden, and with it are pumpkins.  It’s more for my son, I know he will have so much fun watching them grow.  And while I love pumpkin pie, and will definitely puree some for future recipes, I’m sure we will find ourselves with pumpkins in excess.  So, Martha once again, has provided me with some GREAT pumpkin decor ideas!  I have wanted to try this one in the planters for a long time now—I hate how they look when they are bare—this will help fest them up! ;D

Outdoor Bouquet

Outdoor Bouquet

From:

Martha Stewart Living

Showcase a sunset-hued medley of fall vegetables and foliage in decorative urns. In the process, containers languishing without summer blooms will get a new job. (If you don’t have an urn, look for one at a garden-supply store.) Leave the old soil in the vessels — or place large rocks inside — and cover the top with a variety of foliage from your backyard, such as maple leaves. Then pile on finds from farmers’ markets and pumpkin stands, such as viburnum berries, gourds, and mini pumpkins. The arrangement should last two to three weeks.

Pumpkin “Pie” Potpourri

Pumpkin "Pie" Potpourri

From:

Martha Stewart Living

Use a pumpkin incense burner to suggest the cozy scent of pie just out of the oven. Cut off the pumpkin’s top and scrape out the innards; carve round vents with an apple corer. Rub cinnamon or pumpkin-pie spices onto the lid, or push cloves into it. With a lighted tealight candle inside, the pumpkin will give off a lovely fragrance for about six hours.

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