Fall comes with many traditions: football, apple cider, pies, festivals­ – and, of course, venturing to a pumpkin patch! If you are looking to carve or decorate a pumpkin this fall, here are some ideas to get you started.

1. Use a cookie cutter to create a pattern. Place the cookie cutter on the pumpkin, then use a hammer to pound it halfway in. Remove the cookie cutter, carve out the shape and repeat.

2. To add some extra flair to your pumpkin, tie or hot glue colored or sparkly ribbons on it. Find some ideas here.

3. Painting is another great way to decorate pumpkins. Maybe add a fall themed quote, or paint the pumpkin to look like your favorite cartoon character. Here's some inspiration from the Creative Team at RE/MAX HQ:



Be sure to use acrylic paint and a sealant spray after you've painted your pumpkin to ensure lasting results.

4. Make a glitter pumpkin! Paint the pumpkin with glue (basic craft glue will work fine), sprinkle glitter onto it, and repeat. After the pumpkin dries, shake off the extra glitter. Use a sealing spray to avoid any more of a mess.

5. And of course, there's always carving. Are you working with a RE/MAX agent to sell your home? These two patterns are a great way to grab the attention of potential buyers.


Download the pattern


Download the pattern

Looking for the perfect doorstep to display your masterpiece? When you're ready to start your home search, a RE/MAX agent can help.