For this project, you can use skinny leaves or fatter leaves, just adjust the number used depending on the size. Insert 4 toothpicks into the side of the pumpkin, to act as feet, adjusting to make pumpkin steady. If necessary, make starter holes with an icepick, if the skin is very tough. Attach leaves to the bottom of the pumpkin with toothpicks to form the feathers. Push pinecone onto stem for the head.