20 Easy No-Carve Pumpkins Anyone Can Make
Create a prickly friend that is almost as cute as a real hedgehog using just felt, candy, glue and a faux pumpkin! This adorable project is a perfect no-carve pumpkin to create with the kids, and makes an extra sweet table centerpiece.
Turn your front porch into a zoo of no-carve animal creations with a few easy embellishments! Use felt and pipe cleaners 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!
You won't believe how easy these patterned pumpkins are! Use decoupage glue 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!
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 glue! 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.
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, 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 ($5, Target) and water, then apply tissue paper shapes so they are close but don’t overlap.
Adorable Yarn Pumpkins
Swap out a traditional jack-o-lantern for adorable crafted pumpkins that perfectly match your Halloween decor. Brightly-colored yarn and hot glue are all you need to create these fun and festive yarn-wrapped pumpkins that will last for months!
Temporary Tattoo Pumpkin
Put a modern twist on mini pumpkins this year with a collection of temporary tattoos. 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 Lion Pumpkin
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.
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 and place it over the pumpkin's stem. Trim the wig as needed and add eyes made with table tennis balls and cupcake liners.
Vintage Silverware Pumpkin
Candy Corn Painted Pumpkins
Pumpkin with Ribbons
Use a mix of different ribbon and rickrack to decorate your pumpkin. For a quick and easy method, start at the top of the pumpkin near the stem, and hot-glue the trim along the veins of the pumpkin.
Gold Fish Pumpkin
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. To create the greens, cut the tops of purchased glitter foam sheets and hot glue into place.
String Art Pumpkin
Crafts foam transforms a plain orange pumpkin into a hero-worthy no-carve pumpkin design. To create, simply cut features and words from crafts foam and attach with glue. Add a plain black foam mask and stick google eyes inside the eyeholes.
Cute Clown Pumpkin
This cute clown pumpkin will have you chuckling all season long! To create, attach pom-poms 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!).