If you think that carving pumpkins is icky and expensive then you’re in the right place because we’ve got 25 unusual pumpkin decorating ideas without carving.

These no carve pumpkin ideas are stunning! Perfect for Fall decorating!

Unusual Pumpkin Decorating Ideas – Without Carving

I’ve never been too keen on carving pumpkins, it’s an awful lot of mess and effort and then they don’t ever last long. So this year I thought I’d see if there was a way to decorate with pumpkins without the guts and gore. And I found a whole stack of unusual pumpkin decorating ideas – without carving! And the no carve ideas I found will look gorgeous as part of your Fall decor at home, or as a party centrepiece or even for a Fall baby shower!

I found everything from confetti pumpkins and pumpkins made from bandanas to chalk painted pumpkins and even one that looks like a unicorn!

As always be sure to scroll all the way to the end so you don’t miss any of the great ideas. And don’t forget to pin your favourites as you go!

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DIY Confetti Pumpkins for Fall Decor!


These sparkly confetti pumpkins are so glamorous and you can use colours to match your decor or your party theme. They’d be great centerpieces for a Halloween baby shower or even a wedding! (via Made in a Day)

Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece


This pumpkin centerpiece is beautiful filled with Fall flowers. It’s surprisingly easy to make too. (via Home is Where the Boat is)

Fall Front Porch Pumpkins


Wow, this front porch pumpkin display looks super expensive, so you’ll be surprised to discover that it’s made using Dollar Store pumpkins! (via Lucy Designs)

Unicorn Pumpkin Tutorial


If you’re looking for no carve pumpkin decorating ideas for kids then you can’t go wrong with these magical unicorns! (via Confetti Idea)

Want more? If you love unicorns and polymer clay projects check out this
==> how to make magical unicorn charms video!

Glitter Stalk Pumpkins


Oh these are just precious, and you can use whatever flowers you like to make the centerpiece. Another perfect idea for a Fall baby shower! (via Such Pretty Things)

DIY Dry Brushed Chalk Painted Pumpkins


Oooh if you love chalk paint crafts this is the no carve pumpkin decorating idea for you! You’ll be able to create the most stunning Fall centerpiece! (via Anderson + Grant)

How to Make Velvet Pumpkins


Oh my goodness your Fall mantelpiece is going to look stunning with a few of these velvet pumpkins on display! (via Create and Babble)

DIY Magnolia Pumpkin


This magnolia pumpkin is stunning and I love the addition of the message on the side. Hello Fall. (via Lolly Jane)

Unique Ways to Decorate Pumpkins


There’s a whole host of no carve decorating ideas here, but I am totally in love with that ModPodge flower one at the top of the picture! (via Sincerely, Sara D)

Country Bumpkin Halloween Bandana Pumpkin


Oh I love these bandana pumpkins! And they’re stuffed with fiberfill rather than a pumpkin which means they’d look great on your mantel, or on the sofa as a comfy little pillows! (via Sadie Seasongoods)

How to Paint Pumpkins


These painted pumpkins look fabulous as part of a Fall mantel display. (via Home Stories A to Z)

Fall Centerpiece with Chalk Painted Pumpkins


OOh back to chalk paint again for this stunning pumpkin centerpiece! (via unOriginal Mom)


DIY Painted Baseball Pumpkin


Here’s a great decorating idea if you’re a family of baseball fans, turn a pumpkin into a baseball! (via Life in Left Field)

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins


I can’t believe that these fabulous pumpkins came from toilet paper rolls! (via Domestically Blissful)

DIY Paint Splattered Pumpkins


I bet the kids would have a blast making paint splattered pumpkins with you! (via Homeyohmy)

Vinyl Lettered DIY Pumpkins


If you love to decorate with vinyl letters go grab your Cricut Explore and make some fabulous pumpkins for your front porch! (via Lia Griffith)


Melted Crayon Pumpkin Craft


Ooh this one looks like fun for kids too… decorating a pumpkin by melting crayons on it! (via Dream a Little Bigger)

Marbled Indigo Pumpkins


Here’s a fabulous way to breathe some life into white painted pumpkins! The marbling effect is really striking and you could use whatever colour you liked, though I do love the indigo. (via Alice & Lois)

Galaxy Pumpkin – an Out of this World Jack-o-Lantern


We love galaxy DIY projects and this pumpkin is amazing! I love the addition of the constellations on the side! (via Dream a Little Bigger)

No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas


So many fun ideas in this post, but I think I love the one covered in giant sparkly gems the most! (via Ooly)

DIY Pun-kins


To add a little humor to your Fall pumpkin displays check out these funny pun-kins! (via Studio DIY)

Cinderella Pumpkin


Oh my goodness. Which is the most infamous pumpkin in fairytale lore? Cinderella’s of course! This project will take a lot of time and patience but the end result is stunning. Perfect centerpiece for a princess birthday party! (via A Pumpkin and a Princess)

Beauty and the Beast Pumpkin


Or how about this gorgeous pumpkin inspired by Belle’s ballgown in Beauty and the Beast? (via A Pumpkin and a Princess)

Frozen Inspired Elsa Pumpkin


Or inspired by the ice queen herself with all it’s sparkle and glitter! (via A Pumpkin and a Princess)

Glitter Decorated Pumpkins


And let’s finish up this amazing collection of pumpkin decorating ideas without carving with these fabulous glitter pumpkins! I love the pastel colours and think they scream Halloween baby shower centerpiece! (via I Heart Naptime)

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Totally in love with these pumpkin decorating ideas with no carving required! They look stunning as Fall decor! Thanks for sharing!

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These no carve pumpkin ideas are brilliant! The kids will love them!