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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.