I’ve had these cardboard W’s from the craft store sitting in my studio for a while now.
(W & W for Wit & Whistle of course!) I like the plain cardboard look, but they needed something else. I wasn’t sure what, so I just let them sit there for a long time looking all bland. When I painted my pumpkin last week I decided to tape up one of the W’s and paint some metallic stripes on it, but after I got the tape on I liked it just like that, sans paint.