37 Easy DIY No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas (Thank You Buzzfeed)

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

 
The Glitter Pumpkin

2. The Blinged-Out Pumpkin

 
The Blinged-Out Pumpkin

Glue rhinestones on to create a faux spider web.

3. The Patterned Pumpkin

 
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

 
The Thumbtack Pumpkin

5. The Chalkboard Pumpkin

 
The Chalkboard Pumpkin

Decorate with a scary (or helpful) message.

6. The Black Cat Pumpkin

 
The Black Cat Pumpkin

Add black construction paper ears to a chalkboard-painted pumpkin.

 

Or you could go the Hello Kitty route.

7. The Decoupaged pumpkin.

 
The Decoupaged pumpkin.

Get the directions here.

 

These decoupaged pumpkins are works of art.

8. The Mummy Pumpkin

 
The Mummy Pumpkin

Get the super easy tutorial here.

9. The Sexy Lace Pumpkin

 
The Sexy Lace Pumpkin

This idea comes from Better Homes and Gardens.

10. The Painted Pumpkin

 
The Painted Pumpkin

All you need is paint (ribbon optional).

 

These white pumpkins look gorgeous in this white-themed room..

 

Use tape for a color block effect.

11. The Doily Pumpkin

 
The Doily Pumpkin

Use a doily as a stencil and spraypaint. Full how-to is here.

12. The Studded Wire Pumpkin

 
The Studded Wire Pumpkin

Get the tutorial here.

13. The Fabric-Covered Pumpkin

 
The Fabric-Covered Pumpkin

Read the tutorial here.

14. The Sweater Pumpkin Cozy

 
The Sweater Pumpkin Cozy

Follow the directions here, which are very similar to the fabric pumpkin.

15. The Puffy Paint Pumpkin

 
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

 
The Simple Ribbon Pumpkin

Attach double-stick tape to decorative ribbons and wrap around small pumpkins for a centerpiece.

17. The Pumpkin Spider

 
The Pumpkin Spider

Googly eyes and tree branches complete this easy pumpkin spider.

18. The Sparkly Sequin Pumpkin

 
The Sparkly Sequin Pumpkin

Just glue ‘em on.

19. The Candy Pumpkin

 
The Candy Pumpkin

Hot glue jelly beans and licorice peppermint candies to create a sunburst design on a pumpkin.

20. The Candy Corn Pumpkin

 
The Candy Corn Pumpkin

Just spraypaint.

21. The Eyeball Pumpkin

 
The Eyeball Pumpkin

Requires a little painting skill.

22. The Felt Costume Pumpkin

 
The Felt Costume Pumpkin

Here are some pumpkins dressed up with cut-out felt.

23. Cookie Cutter Pumpkin

 
Cookie Cutter Pumpkin

Get the directions on how to use cookie cutters to carve a pumpkin.

24. The Yarn Pumpkin

 
The Yarn Pumpkin

Get the directions here.

 

Get more ideas for yarn-wrapped gourds here.

25. The Scrapbook Sticker Pumpkin

 
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

 
The Slightly Creepy Masked Pumpkin Lady

This silly pumpkin might actually scare everyone away.

27. The Penguin Pumpkin

 
The Penguin Pumpkin

Repurpose an old stuffed animal to create the features of an animal pumpkin.

28. The Decoupaged Leaf Pumpkin

 
The Decoupaged Leaf Pumpkin

A truly autumnal table centerpiece.

29. The Melted Crayon Pumpkin

 
The Melted Crayon Pumpkin

Get the tutorial on how to create these arty pumpkins.

30. The Flower Pumpkin

 
The Flower Pumpkin

Drill holes into the pumpkin and fill with fresh or artificial flowers.

31. The Fake Moustache Pumpkin

 
The Fake Moustache Pumpkin

32. The Punk-in

 
The Punk-in

Here’s the tutorial for a fairly odd punk rock (S&M?) inspired pumpkin.

33. The Pumpkin in a Stocking

 
The Pumpkin in a Stocking

Possibly the easiest of all of these ideas.

34. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Pumpkins

 
Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Pumpkins

Drill holes and fit the pieces in. Courtesy of Frugal Life Project.

35. The Button Pumpkin

 
The Button Pumpkin

Just glue on.

36. The Swarm of Bats Pumpkin

 
The Swarm of Bats Pumpkin

For you paper crafters out there.

37. The Tangled Web Pumpkin

 
The Tangled Web Pumpkin

All it takes is some cotton kitchen twine and a few plastic spiders.

One comment on “37 Easy DIY No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas (Thank You Buzzfeed)

  1. Your Halloween decorating and treat blogs have been fabulous. I have a boss that a Halloween fanatic. I plan on forwarding all of them to her. Thanks.

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