These no carve pumpkin ideas are so cute and easy! While I love to carve pumpkins, sometimes they are just too time consuming and messy. The cleanup alone can take quite some time.
Luckily, there are a ton of creative no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas. When looking at these no carve pumpkin decorations, just remember you can vary them up to your taste. If you don’t like a specific color, just use a color palette you love that matches your decor.
Sometimes when doing fun projects like this we get so caught up in having them look perfect or just like the example picture. The whole point of decorating pumpkins is to have fun and enjoy the fall time.
If you make a mistake with your design, just go with it. Many times the mistake ends up adding a little bit of character. As Bob Ross said, “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”
Check out these darling no-carve pumpkin ideas below and let me know how they turned out! Happy Halloween!
No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas
1. Spooky Spider Web Pumpkin
Follow the lines of the pumpkin to paint a spider web. Don’t forget to draw a little spider as well! For a more simplistic approach, just follow the lines (like on the white pumpkin pictured) and leave as is, no need to draw out a spider web.
2. Succulent Garden Pumpkin
This idea is so lovely! Glue on moss and succulents to the top of your pumpkin. This makes a beautiful Halloween or fall centerpiece or would look fabulous on the front porch.
There are many ways to do this, but I like this easy video below from Garden Answer on YouTube. Take a look!
3. Gold Foil Circle Pumpkin
Take foiled paper from the craft store and cut out circles. Glue them on your pumpkin to make cute polka dots! You could also experiment with cutting out different shapes as well.
4. Creepy Skeleton Halloween Pumpkin
Stack a skeleton head on your pumpkin for a spooky effect. Also, for something different write “Happy Halloween” or other Halloween phrases on your pumpkins. You can use paint or a Sharpie works as well.
5. Whimsical Butterfly Pumpkins
Spray paint your pumpkins and add little butterfly accents for a unique look. We don’t normally associate Halloween with butterflies, but I love this whimsical way to dress up your pumpkins.
6. Paint Strokes & Polka Dot Pumpkins
You don’t have to be a professional painter to paint your pumpkins! Just opt for some easy brush strokes or polka dots in your favorite paint color.
7. Bold Zig-Zag Pumpkin
Again, I’m all for easy painting techniques because this is about the extent of my painting skills lol . Paint bold patterns on your pumpkin. This zig-zag pattern is cool and there are so many color combinations you could use.
8. Witch Hat Pumpkin
Sometimes you just need to accessorize your pumpkin a little bit. Draw a face on your little guy and add a witches hat. Pick up a witches hat at the Dollar Store to save a few bucks.
9. Black & White Painted Pumpkins
Having multiple pumpkins within a color scheme makes for a strong statement. You can never go wrong with black and white.
Besides the painted butterfly pumpkin, all of these designs are super easy to do (my hats off to you if you can paint a butterfly that good). The “smell my feet” pumpkin is a great idea!
10. Birthday Hat Pumpkins
These pumpkins are all going to the same party! Find colorful birthday hats or make your own. You could draw faces on the pumpkins or leave them as is.
11. Glitter Pumpkins
If you love a little sparkle, these glitter pumpkins are for you. These make beautiful centerpieces and the mini pumpkins can be given out as favors at your next Halloween party.
Check out my glitter pumpkin tutorial post here!
12. Painted Pumpkins
These pastel painted pumpkins are beautiful mixed with flowers. Pastels may not be your things, so in that case use any lovely color you like!
If you don’t want to paint your pumpkin a solid color, this video on YouTube below from Keep Calm and Blush On shows you seven awesome ways you can paint pumpkins.
13. Baby Pumpkins
These baby pumpkins are too cute! Just tie a bow on the stem, add a pacifier and stuff a little onsie with newspaper.
Hope you enjoyed this post and have a fabulous Halloween!
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