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I’ve seriously been jonesing for fall and its most-spectacular holiday, Halloween. Not because of this brutally hot summer weather. I’ve had Halloween pumpkin carving on the brain since May when I planted jack-o’-lantern pumpkins in my summer vegetable garden. I’m itching to cut the perfect orange spheres off their stalks and fill my house with carved pumpkin designs until my little Halloween heart is content. Luckily, I found this fabulous pumpkin project that will work perfectly as I transition my decor from a late summer to full-on fall feel.

Halloween Decorating Ideas

This pumpkin silhouette project is so easy — it only has four steps! You simply print out a picture of a silhouette (this particular silhouette came from Susie Harrington of Petite Prints), trace the outline onto the flattest side of your pumpkin, paint inside the lines and glue trim around it. Simple! The pumpkin used in the project was already white, but I can easily spray paint my orange ones. (Spray-painting pumpkins couldn’t be easier. I’ve done it for countless Halloween parties in the past. Guests are totally impressed!)

You can find the complete materials list, step-by-step photos and tips on HGTV.com. Plus, you’ll find lots of other Halloween decorating ideas and pumpkin carving templates to give you a headstart on fall. Admit it. You can’t wait for Halloween either.

When you’ve finished your silhouette pumpkin, take a picture and share a link with us on the blog.

Tell us all about it in the comments below.

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6 Responses

  1. Briana@HGTV says:

    Totally gorgeous. I may be clinging to summer, but as soon as fall comes around, I want to try this.

  2. Kayla@HGTV says:

    What a chic pumpkin!

  3. HGTV_Karli says:

    Right after I wrote this post I had to cut all of my pumpkins off of the vine. They were starting to rot! Looks like I'll have a few silhouette pumpkins this August.

  4. richard andrews says:

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  5. [...] HGTV How-To: Get a Headstart on Halloween Decorating With a Silhouette Pumpkin [...]

  6. Agnes' Attic says:

    We started planning for Halloween back in June, check out our story here, and follow along as we get our house decorated for Halloween too. http://agnesattic.blogspot.com/2011/10/preparing-

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