No need to wield a giant knife, risking injury to yourself and others. These no-carve pumpkin ideas will help your pumpkins last longer, too.
1. The Glitter Pumpkin
2. The Blinged-Out Pumpkin
Glue rhinestones on to create a faux spider web.
3. The Patterned Pumpkin
I’m partial to the argyle pumpkin.
Or use decorative Scotch tape for a really easy plaid pumpkin.
4. The Thumbtack Pumpkin
5. The Chalkboard Pumpkin
Decorate with a scary (or helpful) message.
6. The Black Cat Pumpkin
Add black construction paper ears to a chalkboard-painted pumpkin.
Or you could go the Hello Kitty route.
These decoupaged pumpkins are works of art.
These white pumpkins look gorgeous in this white-themed room..
Use tape for a color block effect.
14. The Sweater Pumpkin Cozy
Follow the directions here, which are very similar to the fabric pumpkin.
15. The Puffy Paint Pumpkin
This craft blogger used 3D dimensional paint and studs on her pumpkins.
These vampire pumpkins were also created using 3D paint.
16. The Simple Ribbon Pumpkin
Attach double-stick tape to decorative ribbons and wrap around small pumpkins for a centerpiece.
17. The Pumpkin Spider
Googly eyes and tree branches complete this easy pumpkin spider.
18. The Sparkly Sequin Pumpkin
Just glue ‘em on.
19. The Candy Pumpkin
Hot glue jelly beans and licorice peppermint candies to create a sunburst design on a pumpkin.
20. The Candy Corn Pumpkin
21. The Eyeball Pumpkin
Requires a little painting skill.
22. The Felt Costume Pumpkin
Here are some pumpkins dressed up with cut-out felt.
23. Cookie Cutter Pumpkin
Get the directions on how to use cookie cutters to carve a pumpkin.
25. The Scrapbook Sticker Pumpkin
This pumpkin is as simple as painting it black and decorating with silver scrapbooking stickers.
26. The Slightly Creepy Masked Pumpkin Lady
This silly pumpkin might actually scare everyone away.
27. The Penguin Pumpkin
Repurpose an old stuffed animal to create the features of an animal pumpkin.
29. The Melted Crayon Pumpkin
Get the tutorial on how to create these arty pumpkins.
30. The Flower Pumpkin
Drill holes into the pumpkin and fill with fresh or artificial flowers.
31. The Fake Moustache Pumpkin
32. The Punk-in
Here’s the tutorial for a fairly odd punk rock (S&M?) inspired pumpkin.
33. The Pumpkin in a Stocking
Possibly the easiest of all of these ideas.
34. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Pumpkins
Drill holes and fit the pieces in. Courtesy of Frugal Life Project.
35. The Button Pumpkin
Just glue on.
36. The Swarm of Bats Pumpkin
For you paper crafters out there.
37. The Tangled Web Pumpkin
All it takes is some cotton kitchen twine and a few plastic spiders.