20 Easy No-Carve Pumpkins Anyone Can Make
Colorful Decoupage Pumpkin
Tissue paper cutouts in a lively mix of bright colors and abstract shapes create a modern effect. To get the look, start with a white pumpkin (natural or painted). Cut a variety of large geometric shapes from colorful tissue paper ($6, Target), but don’t worry about perfection. The randomness gives the pumpkins their sense of whimsy. Paint the pumpkin with a 2:1 blend of Mod Podge and water, then apply tissue paper shapes so they are close but don’t overlap.
Create a prickly friend that is almost as cute as a real hedgehog using just felt, candy, glue and a faux pumpkin! This adorable candy corn pumpkin project is a perfect no-carve pumpkin to create with the kids, and makes an extra sweet table centerpiece.
This no-carve pumpkin decorating project is perfect for kids! Paint a pumpkin yellow and let it dry completely. Use a permanent marker to add the pineapple accents and finish the face with googly eyes ($3, Michaels). To create the greens, cut the tops of purchased glitter foam sheets and hot glue into place.
Cute Lion Pumpkin
You won't believe how easy these easy decoupage pumpkins are! Use decoupage glue or Mod Podge ($5, Target) to add leftover wrapping paper, patterned craft paper or fabric strips to the outside of a faux pumpkin. Create them to match your fall style, and simply recover with a different material next year!
Tinsel Monster Pumpkin
A trio of metallic monster pumpkins makes a festive Halloween display. To create this no-carve pumpkin decorating idea, head to the costume aisle! Cut a hole in the top of a tinsel wig ($17, Party City) and place it over the pumpkin's stem. Trim the wig as needed and add eyes made with table tennis balls and cupcake liners.
Dried Floral Pumpkin
This insanely pretty (and easy!) flower pumpkin will be the focal point of your fall decor this year. All it takes is a few dried flowers and some craft glue ($4, Michaels)! Cover the pumpkin in bright blooms that match the colors of your fall decor, and use it as a table centerpiece or as a bright pop of color in a room.
Turn your front porch into a zoo of no-carve animal creations with a few easy embellishments! Use felt and colorful pipe cleaners ($2, Michaels) to create animal faces and whiskers, and get creative with the stem placement for an adorable elephant. Prop the pumpkins on covered cans and use felt or cardboard to add arms and legs and don't forget a tail!
Gold Fish Pumpkin
Dress up a faux pumpkin with a coat of metallic spray paint and a few artificial butterflies. Look for black crafts butterflies that are embellished with glitter. Simply use hot glue to attach the butterflies to your pumpkin.
Temporary Tattoo Pumpkin
Put a modern twist on mini pumpkins this year with a collection of floral temporary tattoos ($5, Tattly). All you need is a few tattoo designs and a little water to turn ordinary pumpkins into beautiful fall creations. Tattoo a real pumpkin that will last months longer than a carved one or use a faux pumpkin to create a stunning reusable fall decoration!
Cute Clown Pumpkin
This cute clown pumpkin will have you chuckling all season long! To create, attach pom-poms ($9, Walmart) with glue dots to create the nose and hair. Add pink and black circle stickers to form the face. Finish this no-carve pumpkin with a party hat and a collar (to make simply set the pumpkin on an open paper fan!).
Adorable Yarn Pumpkins
Candy Covered Pumpkin
Candy isn't just for trick-or-treating! Use it to decorate this adorable no-carve pumpkin. To get the look, simply glue brightly colored candy onto a faux pumpkin. Use as party of an indoor centerpiece or display.
Disco Ball Pumpkin
Shimmery silver paint helps this no-carve pumpkin shine bright. Get the look by painting squares in a grid pattern or use silver tape squares for the easiest disco pattern.