Happy Halloween, Philly readers! While watching the Today Show this morning (the hosts decided to relive the Royal Wedding!), I happened to catch a segment about creative pumpkin designs that don’t involve carving. I really liked so many of the ideas, which were presented by Southern Living Magazine; however, because it’s so easy and effortlessly chic, the stocking pumpkin is my favorite. Pick a pumpkin (even white works well!) and grab a pair of patterned stockings or tights, ribbon, and scissors – the directions are below.
Stocking Pumpkin Steps:
* You can also choose to paint your pumpkin’s stem black. If you want to paint it, make sure to paint the stem first and let it dry before continuing.
- Cut one of the feet off of your stockings (if your pumpkin is larger be sure to cut off more than you need.)
- Starting at the bottom of your pumpkin, pull the toe-stocking portion up and over.
- Tie the ends of the stocking together around the pumpkin’s stem with ribbon.