1) Give your pumpkins a bath in 10 parts water to 1 part bleach. Soak them stem side down to keep them from bobbing up out of the water. 2) After letting them sit for 10 minutes or so, dry them off and then buff with Vaseline and a soft cloth to make them shiny.
Easy Rustic Pallet Pumpkin - free printable templates - stain, paprika (Rustoleum) spray paint, orange craft paint, jig saw, sand paper, wire --- probably without leaves -- add base to sit outside? -- maybe keep jig or wood prices to hold together instead of wire