Paper pumpkin (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
Ivory spray paint (Krylon is very good)
I sprayed painted them with Krylon Ivory paint. It covers so well.
Next I got out the hot glue gun and started with a small line in the crease of the pumpkin.
I put jute string down on the glue. I repeated this process in each of the creases, until it looked like the one below.
I did the same thing on the stem-hot glue, then wrapped the jute around.
The final product is a simple, yet beautiful pumpkin for my table for less than $10! I'm very pleased. (excuse all the stray hot glue strings! They're gone now. lol!)