Of all the Halloween decorations, the plastic pumpkin is often the most quickly discarded. These dollar store decorations are great for collecting and dispensing candy, but after trick-or-treating is over, the pumpkins can easily end up in landfills where they take hundreds of years to degrade.
Instead of tossing them, turn them into treasures with a little paint and paper.
Use metallic spray paint to turn old plastic pumpkins into modern decorative pieces.
Wrapping paper decoupage gives pumpkins a festive look for the winter holidays.
Cotton wrapped pumpkins make perfect snowmen.
Terra cotta colored paint turns plastic pumpkins into garden planters.