Confession time: I’m no good at using a knife. Sure, I can chop veggies to make a dinner, but trying to carve a pumpkin? Definite disaster… and possible dismemberment. With that in mind, putting together a list of no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas seemed like the right thing to do. No knives… no cutting… just pure genius and imagination.
No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Fall
Use your kids’ Mr. Potato Head pieces to decorate your pumpkin! You may need to use a drill to create some holes, but otherwise, this one’s a cinch.
Why have I never thought of glow-in-the-dark pumpkins? It’s so easy! All you need is some glow in the dark paint to create stripes, dots, words, funny faces, etc.
Use fabric scraps to decoupage a pumpkin. It looks like a designer pumpkin (is there such a thing?) but costs almost nothing to make. You can do this with fake pumpkins, too, and reuse them year after year.
These bat pumpkins are adorable! All you need is some black paint, googly eyes and construction paper to make this pumpkin.
Create a family of mummy pumpkins to deck out your front porch. Use gauze and googly eyes to recreate them. Easy peasy!
These pun-kins have me rolling with laughter! Trick or Treat yo’ self to some alphabet stickers (or mailbox stickers), and make your own punny pumpkins.
As an office supplies addict, this pushpin pumpkin really appeals to me. And if you’re the artsy type, you can easily create geometric designs and patterns on your pumpkin using thumbtacks.
This “boo” pumpkin is boo-tiful. A pretty ribbon and some buttons are all that is needed to get this look.
Oh my word. This caterpillar pumpkin idea is adorable! Perfect if your kiddos are fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, too. You can change the color scheme of the caterpillar to match the book character.
Create the plaid look with washi tape. Now if that’s not an easy pumpkin decorating idea, I don’t know what is.
This no-carve Pikachu pumpkin will be a huge hit with Pokemon fans this year. It’s so easy to make!
Create fun Minion pumpkins with blue and yellow paint and the bottoms of some soda cans to create the eyes. How fun!
Use chalkboard paint to create a countdown pumpkin for your porch or mantle. How brilliant is that?
Confetti pumpkins may be my new favorite thing. Buy confetti (or make your own with tissue paper and a hole punch), and glue it to white pumpkins. It’s not too Halloween-ish, so you can display them for months.
These glitter-dipped pumpkins look so grown up. They’re perfect for a table centerpiece for fall.
And here’s another fabulous idea for all that glitter: a glitter monogram pumpkin. Just find a pretty monogram stencil or use a silhouette to create your own template.
You know, I didn’t think I’d like pastel pumpkins, but these watercolor and gold pumpkins are just fabulous.
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