I few years ago I bought some copper pumpkin lanterns that I fill with mums and candles. This year I took a page out of the world of dollar crafts and I made my own with plastic pumpkins.
I just grabbed some spray paint and different sized plastic pumpkins (I love this current toddler size from Walmart that was about 80 cents. It took one coat and now it's ready for a little potted plant/gift. I'll be back with those results.