Create a unique pumpkin for your family

With October right around the corner and the cold breezes picking up, it’s time (if you haven’t already) to start decorating for fall around your abode! Take something as simple as a pumpkin and spice it up. Rather than going right for the typical jack ‘o’ lantern, why not create something unique, fun, and special to delight your kids and dress up your typical decorations.

Sweater “No-Sew” Pumpkins

Instagrammed Pumpkin -and then Instagram a picture of your instagrammed pumpkin

String Pumpkin Tutorial

A Book Pumpkin!

Painted Pumpkins

Glittered Pumpkin Sign

Glittery Pumpkin Beauty

Pumpkin Candle “Vase”

Doily Stenciled Pumpkin

Fall Wreath (with mini-pumpkins)

Beautiful decoupaged pumpkin


Flower Vase

Sculpted Pumpkin Votives

Think you have a few tricks up your sleeve that will turn into treats? From now until Oct. 18, post your pumpkin creations on Pinterest and tag Chicago Parent for your chance at a $15 Starbucks gift card. Please leave a link to your pin in a comment below so we make sure we don’t miss out on your entry.

Happy creating!

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