Real Talk: Does Anyone Actually Like Pumpkin Pie?

Real Talk: What's the Best Thanksgiving Pie?

When it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s easy to get obsessed about the details. The holidays only come once a year and it sucks to feel like you missed out on the festivities. We all have certain traditions that make the holidays just feel like the holidays. One year as a kid, my mom tried to change up Thanksgiving dinner. She didn't feel like cooking the same old turkey and green bean casserole, so instead we had a thematic dinner. Continue Reading

Make It! A Colorful Pumpkin Wreath that Breaks the Rules

While the traditional colors of fall are shades of red, orange and brown, I prefer the less conventional color combos, so let’s break the rules a little! Decorate for the fall season with this colorful pumpkin wreath with brighter colors like coral, yellow, tangerine and pale pink. Together, they give your home the look of fall while straying away from traditional style. 

 Wreaths are a great way to decorate your home for each season, and this one has held up well for me so far. Continue Reading

10 Uses For Pumpkins That Don’t Involve Porch Decor

10 uses for pumpkins that don't involve porch decor

Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE pumpkins on the porch. I do! But today, I felt like sharing ten of my favorite ideas for using pumpkins in other ways during the fall season. They're too pretty to be limited to just your front door!      

 

10 Uses For Pumpkins That Don't Involve Porch Decor
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Beeswax pumpkin candles via Twine & Table 

10 Uses For Pumpkins That Don't Involve Porch Decor
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Gilded pumpkin candle holders via The Blondie Locks 

10 Uses For Pumpkins That Don't Involve Porch Decor
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Pumpkin & gourd ice cream bowls via Proper 

10 Uses For Pumpkins That Don't Involve Porch Decor
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Floral pumpkin garland via A Joyful Riot 

10 Uses For Pumpkins That Don't Involve Porch Decor
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Pumpkin tea set via Thirsty For Tea 

10 Uses For Pumpkins That Don't Involve Porch Decor
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Succulent decor via Simply Happenstance 

10 Uses For Pumpkins That Don't Involve Porch Decor
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Pumpkin wine cooler via La Crema 

10 Uses For Pumpkins That Don't Involve Porch Decor
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Mini pumpkin macrame hanger via Adventures in Making 

10 Uses For Pumpkins That Don't Involve Porch Decor
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Mini pumpkin ice cream cones via Sugar & Charm 

10 Uses For Pumpkins That Don't Involve Porch Decor
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Floral pumpkin centerpiece via Green Wedding Shoes 

 

How to: Easy DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Costume

Photo: Christi Craig

Pumpkin Spice Lattes get more and more popular every fall, and the craze will not be be stopping anytime soon. So, obviously, I decided to be one for Halloween. Click through to find out how to make your own PSL costume!   

 

Photo: Christi Craig

I decided not to go with a literal interpretation of the iconic drink – I mean, who wants to walk around in a giant cardboard cup all night? So I went with a more comfortable, figurative, sort-of variation. Continue Reading

Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: How to Make a Decorative Pumpkin Vase

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create an series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We’ll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.  

Swap out your traditional vases this season and display your fall flowers in mini pumpkins instead!

What you’ll need:

  • pumpkin (I used minis)
  • paint
  • knife
  • small container (used to hold flowers & water so pumpkin doesn’t rot)

Cut the top off your pumpkin, making the hole large enough to fit your container. Continue Reading

Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: How to Make a Painted Peephole Pumpkin

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We’ll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.   

 

I love the idea of of using a drill to create a design on a pumpkin, and I’ve been wanting to try it for ages. Continue Reading

How To: Make A DIY Enchanted Pumpkin Forest

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We’ll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it’s not my fault. Continue Reading

Roundup: 16 Fantastic No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

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So maybe you don't like to get your hands dirty. Or perhaps you hate how quickly they rot once you cut into them. Whatever the reason, we understand if you prefer not to carve pumpkins. So we've gathered up 16 fabulous no-carve ideas for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading to see the rest.   

 

16 Gorgeous No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

1. Add puffy paint to pumpkins! It's a super easy, no-fail way to add some drama to any type of gourd. Continue Reading

Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: A DIY Pumpkin Project Inspired by an Iconic Pendant Light Design

I thought it would be fun to concoct a DIY pumpkin project that was inspired by a classic design from the past, as a part of the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge. So after thinking about it for a little bit, I came up with a pumpkin DIY inspired by Poul Henningsen, who designed some of the iconic light fixtures that you have seen copied by many a company. Want to see what I made?   

 

The light I was inspired by is the PH 4 1/2-4 Pendant Lamp. Continue Reading

Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: Make Quirky Pumpkin Dioramas

Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create an series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We’ll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

The best school assignment in the world is the diorama. It’s an indisputable fact: Gathering tiny objects and assembling them into a scene is delightfully gratifying.  

For our Halloween pumpkin challenge, we decided to do a take on the diorama after being inspired by this die-o-rama from The Art of Doing Stuff, and this terrarium by The Paper Mama. Continue Reading