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Upcycle old hardware into jack-o’-lanterns worth hooting about.
To create the quirky little pumpkin owls on our front cover, gather up vintage architectural hardware like drawer handles, bolts, screws, springs and door knobs. Wood slices, bits of lace and other embellishments work well too. Lay the pieces out on a work surface and arrange to look like an owl face, thinking about the eyes, wings, chest feathers and feet. When you’re satisfied with the arrangement, use a hot glue gun to adhere the design to a pumpkin, or affix using nails or pins pushed into the gourd, depending on the weight of the piece.