Check out five ways to bring the season's most iconic motifs alive in simple, elegant displays for outdoor decor.
Step 1: On a piece of paper long enough to wrap around your pumpkin, trace leaves (these are eucalyptus) in a band design. Flip leaves occasionally so stem points in different directions; keep the space between leaf shapes relatively equal.
Step 2: Cut out the top of the pumpkin and scrape the interior clean.
Step 3: Transfer design onto pumpkin, adjusting paper every 6 inches or so to follow the curve of the pumpkin. Check results after the first leaf and, if needed, use a pencil to retrace design directly onto pumpkin flesh.
Step 4: Once design transfer is complete, carve leaf shapes using a carving tool.