You don’t have to wait for Halloween to decorate with pumpkins. This time of year they are abundant and make great fall décor on the porch, or inside your home. Check out these ideas for no carve pumpkin decorating, and use them to express your personality! Did I mention, these are kid friendly projects as well!

Painted pumpkins




You have GOT to love this! Cinderella’s coach with junk metal and tiny pumpkin mice!

Junk pumpkin decorating


Simply use a glue gun and scrap ribbon to make create this look… Use colors that match your room, or make it more traditionally Halloweeny.

Ribbon pumpkin

Use double stick tape and inexpensive ribbon to wrap these pumpkins with decoration. If you try this on large pumpkins (and you should!) use larger ribbon!

Beribboned pumpkins


Cut mini bats out of cardstock, and attach with one dot of glue from your glue gun in the center of the bat. Once dry, bend the wings outward to create the appearance they are flying.

No carve bat pumpkins

Use the new patterned tapes (try the craft shop) to creates stripes or a plaid look. Try using a dry erase maker to draw your pattern first.

Tape pumpkin decorating


Check out this tutorial on creating these wire wonders!

Wire pumpkin decorating

Painters tape and craft or acrylic paint a foam brush created these patterned pumpkins!

Patterned no carve pumpkins


Mod podge over pressed leaves onto white pumpkins… Easy!

Mod Podge Pumpkins

Lastly , for you color lovers, check out this tutorial by A Night Owl…

Neon Pumpkins


So don’t carve those pumpkins! (Yet!)

Image Credits: BHG, Dearest Someday, BHG, Good Housekeeping, Spoonful, Real Simple, Bella Knitting, Country Living, Shop Terrain, A Night Owl

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  1. Ann August 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

    These are great! Unfortunately the link to the curved metal tutorial didn’t work :( . I’m going to try some o these!

    1. Kathy Woodard September 17, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Thanks for letting us know Ann! We will check on that tutorial link!


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