Photo: Roberto Caruso, Prop+Craft Styling: Rayna Schwartz
Materials 1 large pumpkin Variety of pastas Lentils Glue gun Grey spray paint Stone-finish textured spray paint
Directions 1. On a flat surface, arrange pasta and lentils to make a face for your pumpkin. Affix the pasta and lentils to the pumpkin using hot glue.
2. Spray-paint the pumpkin and stem grey. Let dry to the touch, about 15 minutes.
3. Lightly coat pumpkin and stem with textured spray paint. Let dry completely, about 24 hours.
A version of this article appeared in our October 2015 issue with the headline “Smashing pumpkins,” pp. 77-82.