The perfect Halloween has many components: horror, costumes, candy, music, and the list goes on. But one of the best-known aspects of the holiday is the decoration. No, we're not talking about the spider webs and the skeletons or even the witch hats ... even though all of those are necessities. We're more focused on Halloween's decorative staple, which is, of course, the pumpkin.

Creating your individual pumpkin isn't a one-step process. It starts with picking the right pumpkin in terms of color, shape, size and condition. Be sure to pick one that fits your needs and isn't bruised. The color and size are completely up to you. Next up, you need to decide how you want to turn that pumpkin into the best Halloween decoration possible.   

Many people carve scary faces into their pumpkins or make them into spooky candles, and those are always great options. But just in case you're looking for something new and exciting to try with your pumpkin, we've searched Pinterest to give you creative options for your pumpkin crafts this year! So pick your poison and head on over to the pumpkin patch to start the annual decoration process. 

Check out the slideshow above for our favorite Pinterest-inspired pumpkin ideas!

Before you get started, check out How to Carve a Pumpkin, and other trending Halloween home decor tips at our sister site Homessive. 

 

 

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