Carving pumpkins can be intimidating! It is messy and there isn’t a ton of room for error. So, today I am sharing tons of creative no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas!
Honestly, I think that no-carve pumpkins let you get even more creative than carving.
Some ideas for what you can decorate pumpkins with include:
- Melted crayons
- Pom poms
- Ribbon or rik rak
- Washi tape
- Googly eyes
The possibilities are really endless!
Another bonus of no-carve pumpkin decorating is how easy it is to do on faux pumpkins. Then, you can save them and use them year after year!
No carve pumpkins are a great craft to do with kids for Halloween. They are the perfect activity for school or parties, too!
There are so many ideas for decorating pumpkins, just use your imagination! Here are some super creative ideas to get you inspired!
Love a moody black and white look? You'll love these DIY mud-cloth look pumpkins!
If you want colorful pumpkins, you'll love this simple tutorial for melting crayons onto pumpkins!
Your neighbors are sure to laugh at these DIY hamburger pumpkins!
Celebrate a starry night with DIY constellation painted pumpkins.
Color block is trending hard, so why not paint color blocked pumpkins?
Go for all the color and pattern with these DIY painted pumpkins.
Add a floral look to your pumpkins with decoupage!
If you love your letterboard, you will love this idea - turn your pumpkin into a letterboard!
On a similar note, this pumpkin was made into a light box!
Did you know you can decorate pumpkins with sharpies? It's so easy!
Love the movie The Incredibles? You gotta check out these no carve pumpkins!
Attach ribbon and lace to your pumpkins! It's so quick and easy for an upgraded look.
Love a glam, glittery look? You'll love these DIY glitter pumpkins!
Can you believe that these pumpkins were decorated with stickers? Click thru to see how!
Thumb tacks don't sound glamorous, but they look amazing on this pumpkin!
Have washi tape on hand? You need to make these simple washi tape pumpkins!
What kind of paint do you use on a pumpkin?
Many kinds of paint will work on pumpkins, but I prefer to use regular acrylic craft paint! It is cheap and comes in tons of colors.
If you are having kids paint, be sure to pick a paint that is washable for easy clean up!
What kind of glue can you use on a pumpkin?
Any kind of glue will work on a pumpkin but I recommend hot glue, tacky glue, or modge podge!
Hot glue dries instantly so it’s often the easiest. But, it can show thru thin materials like paper or fabric. In those cases, I’d use tacky glue or modge podge!
How do I paint a pumpkin?
- Wipe the pumpkin clean of any loose dirt.
- Sketch your design on the pumpkin. Use a pencil or a pen if you can’t get the pencil to show up.
- Use a brush and paint to paint on your design.
- Optional – use glue to add accents.
- Optional – seal with clear sealant.
Can I spray paint pumpkins?
Yes, you can spray paint pumpkins! It’s a great way to get a solid color. Just use several light coats instead of one thick one, to avoid drips.
How long will a painted pumpkin last?
The great news is that non-carved pumpkins last a lot longer than carved pumpkins, and they attract a lot less insects. However, the exact amount of time that a pumpkin lasts will depend on your weather and the conditions that it is stored in. They get funky quick in the heat!
What’s your favorite no-carve pumpkin decorating idea?
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