I love a sassy studded pumpkin, as you well know. This season, I’ve noticed new takes on my favorite way to dress a squash. (The best place to find nailheads of all sorts in the Valley: Fabric Depot and Supply on Cave Creek and Bell Road.)

Black tacks, from Better Homes and Gardens:

Zigzags and stripes from Southern Living, styled by Matthew Mead:

This would take just five minutes, I bet — from Family Chic:

Gold thumbtacks (and a lot of hours) — I’d do this on a Funkin and add a real stem. You don’t want to do this to a squash you can’t keep around. By Madigan Made.

Monograms — the simpler the font, the better:

Still my favorite pumpkin photos ever, from Cottage Living:

and Sweet Paul:

And you all remember mine, of course: