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10/24/2011 03:02 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Halloween Ideas: Painted Silhouette Pumpkins

If you want a halloween decoration that's more sophisticated than your everyday jack-o'-lantern, this black-and-white silhouette pumpkin is perfect for you! All you need to do is find a silhouette online (like these free ones from The Artful Stencil), trace the stencil onto your pumpkin, and then fill it in with black paint. Make sure to add an elegant trim, either with the paint or a ribbon, so the silhouette is nicely framed.

For the full tutorial on how-to create this trendy pumpkin, visit HGTV.

And if you're up for something more ambitious and well, more whimsical, check out this pumpkin carving idea.