I adore these simple picture holders made from polymer clay and wire. This would be a fun and easy project for any age. You could just as easily use real mini pumpkins and little gourds, or have several wires coming out of one big pumpkin... But if you still want to make the more permanent clay version visit 365Halloween for instructions. What a cute gift! Or use it to hold little signs and whatnot.
This is just the kind of project I want to feature on The Crafty Teacher: fast, simple, and adaptable to different abilities and themes. If you come across a project you think would be suitable for an appearance here, please email me the info at teachcraftily [at] gmail dot com.