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Use a tall candlestick as a pedestal and apply gold leaf and spray adhesive. You will need: One pumpkin, spray adhesive, gold leaf, a clean paintbrush. 1. Wash and dry pumpkin and spray with adhesive. 2. Lay foil over top, one piece at a time, smoothing down into creases with the paintbrush as you go. 3. Work your way around the pumpkin, and don't worry about crinkles — they add to the effect. Get this look: Gold leaf, spray adhesive, Michaels. Background paint, Normandy, Benjamin Moore.