Take your dollar store pumpkins for example:
That shade of orange is not found in nature, I can assure you. So let's give it a coat of acrylic paint to freshen it up.
I found the best color came when I mixed an olive green with orange. It really did look better with those two colors. I added some mod podge and glitter to give it a nice sheen. I love the word 'sheen'.
And then, I had to deal with it: the seam in the middle of the pumpkin. It was just sitting there, mocking me. I stepped up to the plate and I added ribbon to it. TAKE THAT, MOCKING PUMPKIN SEAM.
Once my pumpkins were properly 'pumpkin-ized', I spray painted some candlesticks.
And then, I plopped two of my dollar store pumpkins on 'em. Easy to the peasy, y'all. (I caught a snippet of that Honey Boo Boo show, so I went redneck for a minute. I'm back now.)
I bought another dollar store pumpkin but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see what I did with it... "The Office" is coming on in ten minutes and I have priorities.