I bought a creamy-yellow pumpkin and dry-brushed white acrylic paint on it. Then I dry-brushed some wax ~ dark and clear mixture ~ and buffed it:
I "yanked" off the cheap green plastic stem and replaced it with a green glass knob:
This one was painted in tan and cream stripes, with a wooden knob attached...
…and this grey and white striped pumpkin got a vintage glass knob:
Just another way to make a cheap pumpkin look a little fancier!
Here is a resin pumpkin from the Dollar Tree….
…with a few ribbon loops and fringe attached, and a bow on top!
This pumpkin was painted in "Pandora" checks: