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You can turn pumpkins into “gord-geous” decor with this DIY tip from Woman’s World magazine.

For stripes, slice off the top of a pumpkin, scoop out the flesh, score vertical stripes with a knife and then use a spoon to scrape away stripes of skin to expose the fleshy part.

For a checkboard, use a knife to score a checkered pattern and scrape out every other square.

The safest way to light your creation is to pop in an LED tea light.

Now all you have to do is step back and admire your magical carving skills.