Cute & Clever Pumpkin Ideas


I definitely think we could all use some cheering up.  It’s been a very difficult week so far for all of us and I think a little Fall pumpkin fun is just what Mom ordered.  Fall is in full swing here in Michigan (leaves are changing) and we are planning to go apple picking this coming weekend.  It couldn’t have come at a better time.  Spending time with my family outdoors lifts me up, heals my soul, and just makes everything okay.  While we are there, we also pick a few pumpkins in the big pumpkin patch.  Have you ever been in a pumpkin patch before?  They fascinate me almost in a magical story book kind of way.  All the long vines leading up to the giant in the clouds to the bright orange robust pumpkins is miraculous.  With all of this in mind, the DIY Housewives have joined magical forces once again to bring you their very best.  This time…it’s all about “Cute & Clever Pumpkin Ideas”…

Cute & Clever Pumpkin Ideas

I decided to add my Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe to the mix because it is THAT GOOD.  I grew up eating roasted pumpkin seeds and I now roast them every year for our family the night that we carve our pumpkin.  Did you know that they are very good for you?  Yes!  They are great for heart health, and tell your husband they are known for prostate health, too.  This version has a salty, nutty flavor that will make it difficult to stop eating.  I put them in a cute bowl and leave them out on our island and they usually are gone in 2-3 days.

Hey, after you find out how to roast pumpkin seeds, maybe you can stop by the rest of the DIY Housewive’s homes and see what they do with pumpkins?  All 13 cute & clever pumpkin ideas are listed below.  Stay tuned for Thursday (tomorrow) for our cozy Fall front porch reveal!

Cute & Clever Pumpkin Ideas

Cute & Clever Pumpkin Ideas

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7 Responses

  1. Darlene James says:

    Your recipe for pumpkin seeds is similar to mine but yours looks so pretty and yummy I’m doing it your way this year … Thanks “red”!
    – I can say that because I am red too -♥️

  2. I love pumpkin seeds, going to try your recipe this year!

  3. Ivory says:

    After reading how you bake pumpkin seeds, although I’ve never ate cooked pumpkin seeds, I will this year. Thank you, as always. Your posts always rocking. You have never disappoint.

  4. Linda of No.Cal. says:

    Definitely trying your roasted pumpkin seed recipe.
    AND I am going to make those cute lil’ industrial pumpkins
    made from brick ties… and a stem of a stick… F.U.N. ideas
    you posted. Thank You?

  5. carol bittner says:

    Great ideas here Julie…..I’ve made roasted pumpkin seeds in the past, never really cared for them. This year I’m making your recipe…..sounds so good, can’t wait to buy a pumpkin and make a jack-o-lantern and roast the seeds. Thank you. Glad you had your ‘time with your family out in nature’. It is so relaxing.

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