Pumpkin season is upon us, and while you may love the tradition of sticking your hands in a gooey pumpkin carcass and pulling out its guts (lol, sorry to be overly graphic but it is also almost spooky season), perhaps you are looking for an alternative to the typical pumpkin carving and its subsequent messiness. If that is the case, we are here for you with 7 easy no carve pumpkin ideas that will be a great addition to your pumpkin season traditions! Each of these projects were tried by us and each uses a different method to decorate pumpkins in a unique way! Here’s the list:
These cross-stitched foam pumpkins are one of our favorite easy no carve pumpkin ideas! We love using these cuties as a centerpiece on a Thanksgiving table, or cutting out the top and putting a vase of flowers inside! And since they are artificial, you can admire your stitching year after year! See the full tutorial here.
2. Jewel Tone Pumpkins
If you came here looking for easy no carve pumpkin ideas, these jewel tone beauties are the ultimate! Just spray paint artificial pumpkins in a variety of colors and put them in a pile. We love bringing in less traditional colors for holiday decor, and these couldn’t be easier to make!
These gorgeous gold leaf pumpkins will bring the prettiest touch of fall to your home! They are made with gold gilding, which is such a fun craft technique that adds a bit of luxury to any project. Pair the gold with rich colors of painted pumpkins, and you have a fall decor show-stopper! Click here for the step by step instructions.
These DIY Floral Pumpkin Vases are the perfect way to dress up a table or mantel for fall! With pretty patterned paper and Mod Podge, you can easily embellish your pumpkins with eye-catching florals. Learn how to make your own here!
5. Woodland Creature Pumpkins
These woodland creature pumpkins are a kid-friendly project we made with foam sticker kits that include a raccoon, fox, and owl. They are so cute, and kids will love making them! Get the kit here.
We love these fabric-covered Aztec pumpkins because the possibilities for colors and design are endless. Just choose any fabric and apply it to the pumpkins to make them unique! See the full tutorial here.
7. Temporary Tattoo Embellished Pumpkins
We love using temporary tattoos for crafting (we’ve embellished Easter eggs, mugs, Christmas ornaments, and pencil cups!), and they work great with pumpkins! Apply them like you would to your skin, and seal them with Mod Podge (if desired).
-Liz & Sam