31 Easy and Creative No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

    Looking for some new inspiration for pumpkin decorating this Fall? Try creating a no carve pumpkin with supplies you most likely already have on hand, like paint, tape and thumbtacks!

    Scroll through these 31 super creative ideas to get you started. There are a few that require advanced skills, but most can be achieved through line drawing and your own brilliant creativity. Watch the video at the end for three more awesome pumpkin ideas.

    We can’t say we won’t be missing our most favorite toasted pumpkin seeds, though!

    31Sweet skellie and pastels.

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    30Spiders and bling.

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    29Paint and tacks.

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    28Candy corn anyone?

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    27Going mod.

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    26These are actually balloons!

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    25No paint required.

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    24Bright colors!

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    23Dollar store creepers and glue!

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    22Simple gold tacks create a big impact.

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    21Black and white geometry.

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    20Sparkling galaxy.

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    19Fancy feathers.

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    18Black flowers and spiders.

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    17Handmade flowers for the super crafty.

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    16All you need is gold paint and tape!

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    15More cool geometric designs.

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    14Got a sharpie and some time for doodles?

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    13Henna inspiration.

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    11We will attempt the dots.

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    10More use for your metallic paint!

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    9Round stickers create these perfect dots.

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    8Blue and gold dipped with hexagons.

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    7Simply stockings!

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    6Following the natural shape.

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    5Eye of the beholder.

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    4Cotton swab makes the dots.

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    3Blinged out blue.

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    2Dramatic drips.

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    1A variation on tradition.

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    Spray in an open space.

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    3 Things about jack-o’-lanterns:

    1. The carving of vegetables has been a common practice in many parts of the world, and gourds were the earliest plant species domesticated by humans 10,000 years ago, primarily for their carving potential.
    2. It is believed that the custom of making jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween began in Ireland. In the 19th century, turnips or mangel wurzels, hollowed out to act as lanterns and often carved with grotesque faces, were used at Halloween in parts of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands.
    3. By those who made them, the lanterns were variously said to represent the spirits or supernatural beings, or were used to ward off evil spirits. It has also been suggested that the jack-o’-lanterns originally represented Christian souls in purgatory, as Halloween is the eve of All Saints’ Day (1 November)/All Souls’ Day (2 November). (source: wikipedia)

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    SHARE these ideas with your friends and perhaps plan a pumpkin decorating party. The best thing (besides the fun) is that painted pumpkins will last much longer than carved, so your efforts will be enjoyed all the way through the season. Just think how happy you will feel waking up every morning to a decorated pumpkin on your nightstand!