Ever since we saw Martha Stewart's glittered pumpkins a few years back, we've adored all Halloween decor that glimmers and shines. Some gilded inspiration for a more pretty than spooky Halloween...

1 Shiny specimens by Jaimee Rose on AZCentral using Rub n' Buff.
2 a how-to on gilding pumpkins from Country Living. Image: Jason Varney
3 Gilded pumpkins and gourds from Redbook. Image: Yunhee Kim
4 Nailhead-studded pumpkins from Cottage Living. Image: Tim Street-Porter
5 Special treatment for the stems only, from Better Homes and Gardens