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Halloween Decorations: Painted Pumpkins From Country Living

10/26/2012 05:29 pm ET | Updated Oct 29, 2012

We're very excited to bring you a great Halloween decoration idea from one of our favorite magazines, Country Living. All text and images below are provided by Country Living. Get ready to get crafty!

A Way with Words

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Teach a pumpkin to recite Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" by spelling out a few lines with stick-on letters ("The Raven" quote decal set, $25; wgwalldecals.com), affixing them in a spiral pattern that starts at the top. To give the dark words even more presence, first use a foam brush to cover your pumpkin with two coats of white or pale-gray acrylic paint, as we did, allowing 30 minutes of drying time per coat. For the accompanying raven, simply apply the decal ($3; wgwalldecals.com) to a second pumpkin.

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