Tricks For How To Decorate A No-Carve Pumpkin
If the thought of sitting on the kitchen floor with a deadly weapon and sticking your hands into the goopy guts of a pumpkin doesn’t appeal to you (not to mention the prospect of finding renegade pumpkin seeds for months to come), then it may be time to consider some no-carve options for decorating your pumpkins this year.
Here are 7 of our favorite creative pumpkin decorating ideas that don’t require a knife:
- Candy Corn Pumpkin
A fun and whimsical pumpkin decorating idea for both pumpkins and gourds, all you need is a cone-shaped pumpkin, and yellow, orange, and white spray paint!
- Yellow Spray Paint
- Orange Spray Paint
- White Spray Paint
- Cone-shaped Pumpkin or Gourd
2. Mosaic Pumpkin
Cut up pieces of masking tape, stick them on your pumpkin, spray paint your pumpkin black. Let dry, then peel the masking tape off and you have a mosaic pumpkin!
- Black Spray Paint
- Masking Tape
3. Duct Tape Pumpkin
Duct tape has come a long way from its silver-only days. In fact, Duck Tape brand is offering a $1000 prize to the best duct tape pumpkin!
- Patterned Duct Tape
- Black Duct Tape
- Plastic Pumpkin
Step-by-step directions for this fun and easy no-carve pumpkin can be found here.
4. Monogrammed Glitter Pumpkin
Perfect for an entryway or table setting, a monogrammed pumpkin oozes glamour and sophistication, just like you!
- Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet
- White Pumpkin (Or White Spray Paint and an Orange Pumpkin)
Step-by-step directions for this gorgeous no-carve pumpkin can be found here.
5. Glittered Pumpkin
Turn your pumpkins into sparkly pieces of art in four simple steps!
- Medium-size Paintbrush
- White Glue
- Small Pumpkin
- Paper Plate or a Sheet of Newspaper
- Brown acrylic paint
Step-by-step directions for this glittery no-carve pumpkin can be found here.
6. Glow In The Dark Pumpkin
Super for kids, this no-carve pumpkin decorating option is only limited by your imagination! (And if you’re not feeling inspired, the tutorial offers several creative ideas).
Step-by-step directions for this glowing no-carve pumpkin can be found here.
7. Leafy Pumpkin
Although any shade of leaves would work for this project, autumn leaves in various colors are the perfect complement to stark white pumpkins. Get out your Modge Podge and leave the rest to nature!
- White Spray Paint
- Mod Podge or Spray Glue
- Small Paint Brush
- Assorted Leaves
- Optional Gold Paint
Step-by-step directions for this nature loving no-carve pumpkin can be found here.
With a little imagination (or Pinterest), the possibilities for no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas are endless! Feel free to share your own ideas in the comments section below – we’d love to see them!
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