We carved a pumpkin in art class again this year (You can see the pumpkin I carved last year here). It is such a fun, low pressure activity. I really don't stress over my design as I know it will be in the compost bin in a weeks time. This year I went with a ginkgoesque type leaf. I love ginkgo trees so this seemed like a fun image to wind around my pumpkin.
These little pie pumpkins got turned ...
into these ... and then we had a little impromptu pumpkin photo-shoot.
I love adding a carved pumpkins to our front porch as it is a little different than the usual jack-o-lantern and I'm much more into pretty than scary. I also bought a pumpkin and an assortment of squashes to decorate with. The squash have the advantage that we can eat them when Hallowe'en is done (we don't eat the pumpkins that we carve as they are watery - grown more for size than taste).
Have you carved your pumpkins yet?