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5 Days 5 Ways: Doily Pumpkins

5 Days 5 Ways: Doily Pumpkins

We are wrapping up our Halloween edition of 5 days, 5 ways! All week we have been wowed by 5 different creative crafters, sharing new ways to decorate pumpkins.

Blogger Melissa Quigley with Hollyhocks & Honeybees shares how to dress up pumpkins with style and sophistication!


I love decorating with pumpkins beginning at the end of Sept. all the way to Thanksgiving. I look for unique, unusual pumpkins & gourds to use in my fall decor. The first thing to look for is a pumpkin that has a fantastic stem; the key to every great pumpkin is a good stem which really does make a statement. I enjoy the simplicity of letting the pumpkin shine as the centerpiece. Don't be afraid to bring pumpkins into your home. I set them here & there throughout my home, they are just not for display on the front porch. Embrace the season & enjoy the bright color in your home this time of year.

I am really inspired by vintage & industrial design so I like mixing pumpkin displays with glass, metal or wood accent pieces & finding interesting ways to display them. I really love eclectic groupings of different kinds of pumpkins. I like placing a plain pumpkin next to a glittered one & having one with brown wire wrapped around it for a fun mix of textures & styles. You can also paint a pumpkin with a doilies stenciled print or stuff a smaller pie pumpkin into a black knee high that has a great textured print for some diversity. There are so many fun possibilities & ways to use pumpkins into your Holiday décor without having to carve them. The best part of all these ways of decorating with pumpkins is that you can enjoy them all autumn season long.


You can read more about Melissa, her business & passion for decorating on her blog, hollyhocks- honeybees.blogspot.com

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