It might just be my town, but everyone I know has a huge pile of Mardi Gras style beads, most of which are purple and gold (the high school colors, of course). Which is why I flipped when I saw The Swell Life‘s Gold Bling Pumpkin. Finally! Something to do with all of those beads. And what a super cute, sophisticated pumpkin decoration for Halloween or for homecoming. (School spirit pumpkins!) Learn how here.