Decorate your home with uniquely designed pumpkins around every corner, and never carve into a single pumpkin. Carving is labor intensive, messy, and downright frustrating for those of us that aren’t good with a knife. This year, try something new with these no-carve pumpkin designs and ideas.
Flower topped pumpkins - These no carve pumpkins can be displayed inside or outside the home. Place them on tables, line them along walkways, or use them as a beautiful centerpiece.
- Medium sized pumpkins
- Artificial flowers (fall colors)
- Hot glue gun
- Wire cutter
To make these no carve pumpkins, simply snip off the stems of the artificial flowers. Then, hot glue the flowers to the top of each pumpkin. Cover the entire top of the pumpkin completely, to give it a full look. This Halloween decorating idea can be used on both orange and white pumpkins.
Vampire pumpkin - A vampire pumpkin is a fun way to decorate a pumpkin (no carving required!). They can be displayed both inside or outside, and kids especially love them.
- White pumpkin
- Black, white and red felt
- Hot glue gun
To make a vampire pumpkin, simply cut out black felt in the shape of eyes and eyebrows and glue in place. Cut a small slit out of the red felt to create the mouth, and two triangles from the white felt to make two vampire teeth. Glue in place. Cut out a few teardrop shapes from the red felt, to create dripping blood and glue them in place below the mouth. Complete the pumpkin by draping it with enough black felt to form a cape.
Snowman pumpkin - A snowman pumpkin looks great in the yard, on the front porch or displayed as a centerpiece. Best of all, it will last through both fall and winter.
- Medium round pumpkin
- White, orange, and black acrylic paints
- Straight pins
To make a snowman pumpkin, paint the entire pumpkin with white paint and allow it to try completely. Use the black paint to paint the stem and the area below the stem. This black area will be the snowman's hat. Use the same black paint to draw eyes and a mouth. Paint a nose with the orange paint. The final touch for this no carve pumpkin is to attach a scarf at the bottom of the pumpkin using straight pins.
Stenciled pumpkin – Anyone can decorate a pumpkin with a stencil, so if you are hesitant to try to freehand or draw, this idea is for you.
- Pre-cut stencil
- Spray adhesive
- Acrylic paint(s)
- Halloween ribbon, raffia, freaky fabric, or other finishing element.
Find a simple stencil design that you like in a fun Halloween theme. Spray the back of the stencil with spray adhesive and paint your stencil. Need a bit of inspiration? Spray the word ‘Boo’ in black glitter paint and tie a bit of raffia around the stem of the pumpkin. Find a stencil of a witch’s hat and paint it with purple and black metallic paints. Don’t forget to top the pumpkin with black gauzy fabric, such as freaky fabric. You can mix and match different designs and ideas, too!
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