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Junk Drawer Pumpkins



This project is great for little ones – there’s no carving involved. A small pumpkin is given a face with the addition of a few screws, a button, slices of cork, rubber bands and plastic bread bag clips…


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Spider’s Nest Pumpkin



A white pumpkin is cross-sectioned to reveal a creepy spider’s nest. To make this pumpkin, I sliced off approximately 1-inch from two opposite sides, cored the center, screwed black drywall screws around the edge of the openings, placed a plastic black spider inside and stretched fake spider webbing over the screw heads…


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Plaid Pumpkin



This pumpkin had a ribbed surface. Following the natural lines in the skin, I cut out the recesses, cored the inside and pulled a strip of tartan fabric through the openings. An LED light illuminates things from within…


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Black Lace Screen Door



I cut a sheet of black lace to fit perfectly against the screen panel in my front door. A quick Halloween trick that thrilled my kids like crazy…


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Fall Design Tips From HGTV’s Martin Amado



Martin was kind enough to answer a few home improvement questions for Family Chic readers. Here’s the video…


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