Check out five ways to bring the season's most iconic motifs alive in simple, elegant displays for outdoor decor.
Front Left: With a small paring knife, cut along, thin grooves at a 45-degree angle into the pumpkin, being careful not to break all the way through the flesh. Repeat in vertical rows as shown.
Center: Intersperse vertical rows of two leaves with a row of a single leaf, reversing the direction of leaf stem in each row. Along top and bottom of single-leaf rows, cut triangular notches and depress slightly.
Back Right: Cut out leaf shape in two parts, leaving center vein in place, or use a scraping tool to peel away rind inside the design, leaving center vein exposed. (We used both techniques on our pumpkin)