Celebrate Fall!

Change is in the air. Embrace the new season with cozy decorating ideas, delightful seasonal recipes, and cool-weather getaways.

Carve a Coastal Pumpkin!

Download our free templates and get step-by-step instructions for carving the adorable pumpkins on our October cover!

Choosing the right pumpkin
Photo: Ted Tucker

Pick a Pumpkin

For these designs, pumpkins should be smooth with minimal ridges. The anchor design works best on a tall pumpkin while the skeleton fish is best on a short, squatty one. If carving a fresh pumpkin, make sure it’s firm and disease-free. Heavy fresh pumpkin signal thick walls which can block some of the light. Make sure the pumpkin is balanced and not wobbly.

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