For all of these ideas, remember to bring your pumpkin inside to allow it to warm up to room temperature and wipe it clean and dry before decorating.
Paint the pumpkin with glue, then pour glitter all over it. Allow plenty of drying time. You can also try this with tiny beads.
Use a drill to carve a perfect design.
Find stockings with a cool design, stretch over the pumpkin, tie knots at the top and bottom, and add a velvet or silk ribbon around the stem!
Use acrylic paint to paint a face, a chevron design, or combine carving and painting techniques to create haunted mansions with glowing windows. You can also use double-sided tape to stick a stencil on your pumpkin and use spray paint.
You can leave your pumpkin its natural color, or spray paint it black, white, silver, or gold. Stick adhesive rhinestones onto your dry pumpkins in the design you desire. For a tougher look, use gold thumb tacks.
Write a poem, love letter, or your favorite scary story on your pumpkin using a Sharpie with a fine point tip.
Paint 'em, carve 'em, and stack 'em up! These make a great porch decoration.