Oh my gourd ya’ll it is pumpkin decorating season! I must tell you a secret, because although you may have read that I am obsessed with all things Halloween, I do not like to carve pumpkins. Actually, I really hate it and try to avoid the tradition all together. The actual carving effort hurts my wrists (they’re messed up), the raw pumpkin insides just smell funky, the guts are slimy and make everything so slippery which makes such a big yucky mess. For all of those who love to carve their pumpkins, that’s awesome, but this post just isn’t for you.
There are so many non-carving alternatives when it comes to decorating pumpkins!
For this post, I decided to leave out all of the artistically painted pumpkins from Pinterest, and create a list of uniquely decorated pumpkins that anyone at any skill level can easily accomplish. I hope some of these ideas help to inspire you to try something new the next time you decorate a pumpkin.
Ten No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas that Go Beyond the Average Painted Gourd
1. Countdown to Halloween Chalkboard Pumpkin
2. Day of the Dead Decoupaged Coloring Page Pumpkin
3. Drip Paint Pumpkin
4. Floral Crowned Unicorn Pumpkin
5. Pumpkin Floral Arrangements
6. Nail Polish Marbled Pumpkins
7. Melted Crayon Pumpkin
8. Spooky Paper Bat Pumpkin
9. Napkin Decoupaged Pumpkin
10. Mini Lawn Flamingo Pumpkins
Thank you for reading! If you use any of these ideas to decorate your own pumpkin, please share your photos below, on any of Unplanned Whimsy’s social media, or on the original source from which the individual pumpkins came from.
1 thought on “Ten No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas that Go Beyond the Average Painted Gourd”
Aww…thanks for sharing my pumpkin design with so many other great ideas. I really love the flamingo ones.