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10 Unspooky Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins for Halloween

While I personally love the dark, spooky side of Halloween, I recognize that not everyone is down with ghosts, goblins, and witches taking up residence in their home all October long. My mom is definitely one of those people. While she goes all out decorating for other seasons and holidays, Halloween is just not her thing. That said, Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, which makes me want to make a believer out of everyone else, too. To that end, I’ve rounded up 10 fabulous Halloween decor ideas using pumpkins, all of the decidedly un-spooky variety. From pretty centerpieces to easy seasonal additions to your mantle or coffee table, click through for 10 Halloween decorating ideas everyone is sure to love!

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    10 Unspooky Ways to Decorate for Halloween with Pumpkins

    Click through for 10 Halloween decorating ideas that are unspooky and totally pretty!

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    DIY Mini Pumpkin Place Card Holders

    A really elegant way to dress up the table at your Halloween gathering, I love these mini pumpkin place card holders. Made from white gourds, the look is anything but frightful!
    Get the how-to at A Fabulous Fete

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    Decorate for Fall with Mini Gourds in a Bell Jar

    Perhaps one of the simplest yet prettiest ideas out there, decorating for the season is now as easy as piling up a bunch of mini pumpkins in a bell jar! Use it as a centerpiece, place it on a console table or set it on your mantle.
    Get the how-to at Terrain

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    DIY Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece

    This amazing pumpkin centerpiece is one that would look amazing from Halloween straight on through Thanksgiving. I love the bold, rich autumnal colors!
    Get the how-to at Elizabeth Anne Designs | Photo by Genevieve Leiper Photography

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    DIY Gold Dipped Pumpkins

    There's certainly nothing spooky about a sweet gold-dipped white pumpkin. I love the idea of a bunch lining your front steps or a few clustered on a side table.
    Get the how-to at Wonder Forest

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    DIY Nailhead Pumpkin

    Using large gourds, pumpkins and brass nail head tacks (found in the fabric/sewing section of most craft stores), I love the chic look of these cool pumpkins. 
    Get the how-to at Lovely Indeed 

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    DIY Pumpkin Candle Centerpiece

    I love this elegant centerpiece  of mini pumpkins and taper candles — it's another one of those that's perfect for an elegant Halloween and will carry right straight through Thanksgiving!
    Get the how-to at 724 South House

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    DIY Decoupage Photo Pumpkin

    How cool is this awesome pumpkin covered with old photos? I love the idea of doing one featuring photos of old Halloween costumes!
    Get the how-to at Sugar & Charm

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    DIY Doily Pumpkins

    Made with inexpensive thrifted doilies and liquid starch, I love how gorgeous these pumpkins are! A cluster or a few scattered about will easily dress up your Halloween decor in a really pretty way.
    Get the how-to at Allyson Baker Design

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    DIY Mini Pumpkin Candles

    Small little pumpkins get reinvented as candles when carved out and filled with hot wax. It's surprisingly easy to do and the end result is so festive!
    Get the how-to at She Knows

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    DIY Washi Tape Pumpkin

    As easy as easy gets, this little pumpkin gets a quick makeover with a bit of black and white striped washi tape. Clustered on a serving tray with a few pretty candles and it's a simple way to dress up your living room for Halloween.
    Get the how-to at The SoHo

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion. For more ideas and inspiration, find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

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