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Unusual No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas {All the fun of pumpkins without carving!}

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Inside: These no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas are just what you need to create beautiful fall decor that won’t rot away!

If you're looking for ideas for pumpkin decorating without carving this is the ultimate collection of no mess designs for Fall and Halloween that will be loved by kids and grownups alike! #pumpkin

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. Last year our gorgeous jack-o-lanterns were a rotted mess on the doorstep before Halloween even arrived!

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 pumpkin ideas I found will look gorgeous as part of your Fall decor at home, or as a party centerpiece or even for a Fall baby shower or wedding celebration!

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 ♥

These no carve pumpkin designs are AMAZING! They're perfect for Fall and Halloween and even a Baby Shower!

Kid Friendly Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

No carve pumpkins are perfect for decorating your home throughout the Fall, but what if the kids want to get involved too?

These no-carve ideas are perfect if your kiddos are squeamish and don’t like carving up their pumpkins, this way they don’t have to miss out on the fun!

Melted Crayon Pumpkin Craft

Melted Crayon Pumpkins

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

Marbled Indigo Pumpkins

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 color you liked, though I do love the indigo. (via Alice & Lois)

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

Galaxy Jack o Lantern for Halloween

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)

DIY Pun-kins

Painted Pumpkins with Puns for Halloween

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

Cinderella Pumpkin

No Carve Cinderella Halloween 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. It would make the perfect centerpiece for a princess-themed birthday party! (via A Pumpkin and a Princess)

Beauty and the Beast Pumpkin

No carve Beauty and the Beast Belle Halloween 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

Frozen inspired Elsa pumpkin for Halloween

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

Unicorn Pumpkin Tutorial

Unicorn Pumpkin Craft Polymer Clay
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 Decorated Pumpkins

Glitter decorated pumpkins

Oh my, take a look at these fabulous glitter pumpkins! I love the pastel colors and think they scream Halloween baby shower centerpiece! (via I Heart Naptime)

No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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)

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas – Without Carving

Ok, now we’ve done all the cute kid-friendly pumpkin ideas let’s look at some grown-up designs you can use to decorate your home for Halloween and Thanksgiving. You can use these no-carve pumpkins as part of your table decorations or front porch decor.

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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DIY Confetti Pumpkins for Fall Decor!

Metallic Confetti Pumpkin DIY
These sparkly confetti pumpkins are so glamorous and you can use colors 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

Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece No Carving DIY

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

Fall Front Porch Pumpkins

Dollar Store pumpkins painted and studded with thumbtacks

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)

Glitter Stalk Pumpkins

Glitter Stalk Pumpkin

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

Chalk Paint No Carve 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

DIY Velvet no Carve 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

Hello Fall 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

Painted DIY No Carve Pumpkin

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

Halloween Fall Bandana Pumpkins

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 pillow! (via Sadie Seasongoods)

How to Paint Pumpkins

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

Chalk Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece

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

DIY Painted Baseball Pumpkin

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

Toilet Paper Roll Glitter NO Carve Pumpkins

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

Vinyl Lettered DIY Pumpkins

Vinyl Lettered Halloween 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)

DIY Paint Splattered Pumpkins

DIY Paint Splattered Pumpkins

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


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Oh my goodness these no carve pumpkin ideas for kids are INCREDIBLE! So many awesome designs to try out this Fall and Halloween!