Halloween is coming! Looking for some new ways to decorate a pumpkin? Here are some fresh ideas we discovered this year.

Toile Pumpkin -- Photo by Miki Duisterhof for Country Living Magazine

Toile Pumpkin -- Photo by Miki Duisterhof for Country Living Magazine

First, how about a French Country toile pumpkin? Click the photo for a link to Country Living Magazine’s article on how to decoupage an artifical pumpkin. I would make this in  black and white toile and display it with smaller pumpkins covered in black and white checks.

Monogram Thumbtack Pumpkin -- All in a Day Blog

Monogram Thumbtack Pumpkin -- All in a Day Blog

Next: a nickel-colored pumpkin with your own monogram! Click the photo to go to the All in a Day blog and see how Amy made this. I haven’t seen a pumpkin like this before, and I think it’s unique, charming, and lovely. Another stylish colorway would be a black pumpkin with brass thumbtacks.(I discovered this pumpkin via Pinterest – if you haven’t heard of this site before, check it out!)

Terra Cotta Jack O'Lanterns -- Shabby Chic Shar Blog

Terra Cotta Jack O'Lanterns -- Shabby Chic Shar Blog

A friend of mine collects terra cotta jack o’ lanterns from the flea market. She has several sizes with varying faces. The lid (or hat) of each pumpkin comes off so you can put a votive candle inside. I found this photo of a similar collection from the Shabby Chic Shar Blog.

Halloween Light-Up Pumpkin by Day

Halloween Light-Up Pumpkin by Day

Halloween Light-Up Pumpkin by Night

Halloween Light-Up Pumpkin by Night

Here is a light-up electrical pumpkin I found at a discount store. It is made of a metal frame covered with a thin layer of woven fibers, sequins, and a felt leaf and stem. Under the frame are light bulbs. The lighted effect is a pleasant anticipation of Christmas lights…only a month or so away!

Coucke Citrouille (Pumpkin) Dish Towel from I Dream of France

Coucke Citrouille (Pumpkin) Dish Towel from I Dream of France

And last but not least…a French pumpkin kitchen towel! This design is super popular in our shop, and people love the grommet in the corner for hanging. The cheerful mix of colors make this towel pretty year-round. No need to pack it up after jack o’ lantern season is over.

Hope you feel inspired to try something new this year, and Happy Halloween!

–Brett