I love pumpkins but get very frustrated with trying to carve them every year. Even with stencils I am not good with anything more than basic shapes. So here are some ideas for your pumpkins this Halloween even if like me you are no good with elaborate carving.
My favorite easy way to decorate pumpkins are with stencils and paint. You can combine the two or use each option alone. The possibilities are endless. Just Google Halloween Stencils and you will find many sites offer downloads for free. You can glue then on your pumpkin, cover them with paint to stamp them on the pumpkin, or use trace around the stencil them fill in with paint on the pumpkin.
I love the look of either glitter or metallic paint on pumpkins like the purple ones above or the gold in the previous picture.