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Did you know that 46 percent of Americans carve a pumpkin for Halloween?

If you’re part of the 54 percent who would rather skip that messy task, the October issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine has a simple, stylish and spooky solution.

Wrap any bendable wire of your choice around the pumpkin stem, then use the ends to form the silhouette of a tree. Leave some wire at the bottom to resemble the roots of the eerie tree.


Now that the students in your life are back to school with all the cool tools they need to have a successful year, it’s time to focus on updating your own office. Whether your space is a small nook in your home, or you have the corner office in a skyscraper, these stylish items will help you get the job done.