Simple Pumpkin Hurricanes

If you love the look of hurricanes lining a front path, put an autumn spin on them by using oversize heirloom pumpkins in various shades of orange and green as bases—perfect for welcoming guests to a fall-themed party.

Simple Pumpkin Hurricanes
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Gather Your Materials: Large heirloom pumpkins (such as 'Cinderella'); a pencil; a carving knife; a spoon; a glass hurricane vase; a pillar candle

Get the Look: Start by tracing a circle around the top of the pumpkin stem that's the same size (or a bit larger) than the diameter of the glass vase. Next, create a spot for the vase to slip into by carving out the shape with a knife. Scoop out seeds and innards with a spoon; add hurricane and candle.