14 karat gold pumpkin? I doubt it. However, this gold thumbtack pumpkin is one my favorite DIY Halloween projects. Blogger, Madigan Made crafted up this project while she anticipated Hurricane Irene. With the large pumpkin, she used around 7 boxes of tacks which amounted to approximately 1800-2100. Grab the tutorial on how to decorate Gold Thumbtack Covered Pumpkins, HERE.