I've adapted this idea from a few I've seen around. I debated adding a face, but decided to keep it simple so it could last all fall. I've been transforming quite a few kitchen items lately to add to my pumpkin collection.
I found this really ugly cutting board at the thrift store.
I sprayed it with orange paint, sanded the edges, then added a wooden leave I had my brother cut out for me (thought you could also buy a precut football shape) and then I drilled a hole and made curls with rusty wire, and added the ever wonderful raffia.