The Most Amazing 31 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Carving pumpkins can be very fun and it’s something that became a tradition for Halloween and for fall in general. But, even though it’s fun, it’s also messy so sometimes it’s best to just go with something simpler. No-carve pumpkins can be just as beautiful if not even more. Let’s take a look at some examples.

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One of the easiest things to do is paint a pumpkin. For a more interesting look you can also use stencils with all sorts of designs and forms.

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If you’d rather not risk making a mess using paint, you could adopt other ideas, just as flashy. For example, Christmas lights can be used creatively.

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Some twine and a few plastic spiders can be enough to make a pumpkin look great for Halloween. All you have to do is make a web.

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Skeletons aren’t the only thing you can paint on a pumpkin. There are other symbols you can use and animals are really cute.{firs 4 images are from womensday}.

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Paper and cardstock are also materials that are very versatile and can be used for so many wonderful things. You could make a swarm of bats.{found on spoonful}.

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Another interesting idea can be to use a bunch of thumb tacks to decorate the pumpkins. You can give them a nice rock’n’roll look.{found on kellitrontel}.

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Stencils are easy to use and they come in so many designs that it’s impossible to resist them. This one, for example, is chic and elegant.{found on bhg}.

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You could also make a decoupage for the pumpkin. Just select some images you like (insects or anything else) and glue them onto the pumpkin.{found on mrkate}.

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How about you make some abstract art using crayons? The crayons won’t make it but your pumpkins will look amazing.

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I really like these white pumpkins and the gothic look they have. They have black lace on them and the stems have been painted black as well.{found on honestlywtf}.

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Here’s a more modern idea: paint geometric patterns on the pumpkins or make a minimalist design. It can all be done with paint and a paintbrush.{found on oleanderandpalm}.

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These color block designs are also modern and quite eye-catching. To make something similar you need tape and spray paint.{found on illistyle}.

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But how about a fun approach? You could give your pumpkins faces and you can make theme express emotions. Acrylic paint is all you need.{found on hgtv}.

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These more intricate designs were also made using paint and they make the pumpkins look a little more traditional. It’s something I would expect to see in a grandma’s house.{found on sunnysideupdesigns}.

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Chevron stripes can be used on anything, including pumpkins. You need tape to delimitate them and then you simply paint in between the spaces.{found on mysweetsavannah}.

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For those that like to put glitter on anything, we have a special idea. You can paint the pumpkins white and then glue glitter onto them in simple patterns.{found on site}.

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This white pumpkin has a very nice silhouette on it. You can make something similar if you have a printer and black acrylic paint.{found on hgtv}.

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Here’s another interesting pumpkin featuring black lace. This time, the pumpkin in completed wrapped in lace which has a spider web texture.[found on starchic}.

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These pumpkins look like they’re covered in armor. In reality, they’re covered in golden thumbtacks. Use glue to make sure they stay in place.[found on madiganmade}.

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This is a yarn pumpkin and it’s made, as you can imagine, out of orange yarn and jute twine. It’s all wrapped around a glass container in the shape of a pumpkin.{found on sisterssuitcaseblog}.

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These yarn pumpkins, on the other hand, have actual pumpkin inside. They’ve just been covered in yarn and they have more fuzzy and cozy look.{found on twoshadesofpink}.

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These Goth glam pumpkins are quite interesting. They’re white and they’ve been painted. The designs chosen are simple yet intricate and sophisticated.{found on idreamofchairs}.

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These are country-living inspired decoupage pumpkins and they have fabric glue onto them featuring all sorts of patterns.{found on site}.

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Even though I’m not a big fan of glitter I have to say I like these pumpkins. Also, the black and pink is combination seems to work out beautifully.{found on bhg}.

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Here’s another glittery pumpkin but this one only features one ridge covered in glitter. It also has fake leaves covered in the same glitter.{found on site}.

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Black is a very popular color during Halloween so, to save time and to avoid complicated projects, you could just paint the pumpkins black. You can use chalkboard paint.{found on site}.

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As you know, cross-stitch projects are popular right now so why not adapt one for Halloween. You can cross-stitch on a pumpkin if you want.{found on elsiemarley}.

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Mustaches are funny and they always make people laugh. Give your pumpkin personality. Glue a mustache onto it and paint a face to go with it.{found on swelldesigner}.

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Polka dots look great on everything, including pumpkins. A nice idea can be to glue colored dots onto the pumpkins and to give them a cute and colorful look.{found on puttisworld}.

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Glue a funny face onto a pumpkin using felt decoupages. Just figure out how you want it to look like and cut out the shapes.

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Monogram pumpkins are also an interesting idea. Glue or paint letters on the pumpkins and then use them to spell out words.{last two projects from seevanessacraft}.