50 Amazing No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Fall & Halloween

50+ Best no carve Pumpkin decorating ideas. Make easy Halloween crafts for kids & adults, & creative fall & Thanksgiving decor with pumpkins!

When it comes to pumpkin decorating ideas for fall, Halloween & Thanksgiving, we often think of carved pumpkins, which take some time and skills to make, and last only about 2 weeks. 

Best no carve Pumpkin decorating ideas. Make easy Halloween crafts for kids & adults, & creative fall & Thanksgiving decor with pumpkins!

This fall season, let’s try some no carve pumpkin decorating ideas! Some of these are really fun crafts for kids & family, some are beautiful DIYs for anyone who loves creative home decor.

What can you use to decorate a pumpkin without carving it?

what glue to use for pumpkin decor & crafts

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All you need are some simple materials like acrylic paint, craft felt (good for outdoors), paper, pom poms, flowers, leaves, glitter, googly eyes, and some imagination! 

You can use many types of glue on pumpkins such as hot glue, craft glue, super glue, and spray adhesive.

Pumpkin animals 

Pumpkin animals 

Make these lovely woodland animal pumpkins with paint and craft felt and spray adhesive. Such simple and gorgeous fall crafts for kids & adults. ( Via Simple as That )

Decorate pumpkins with fall leaves

Decorate pumpkins with fall leaves

Gather some real or faux fall leaves to make this beautiful pumpkin for fall & thanksgiving!

Decorate pumpkins with Washi tape 

Decorate pumpkins with Washi tape 

Washi tape comes in so many patterns and colors. You can use them to create stylish colorful designs (via Made with Happy) , or cover the entire pumpkin ( via Mom4Real )

pumpkin decorating with Washi tape 

 These modern style pumpkins are decorated with a few simple stripes of washi tape:  easy, fast and glam! Tutorials here and here.

Mysterious pumpkin with eye mask

Mysterious pumpkin with eye mask

Put a masquerade mask ( you can buy one or cut one from felt or paper) on a pumpkin to add some fantasy and mystery to your fall and Halloween decorations in less than 2 minutes! Tutorial here.

No carve Disney pumpkin decorating ideas for kids

There are so many wonderful Disney characters to inspire us when we decorate pumpkins! From Star Wars to fairy tales, the magic never ends.

Paint a Nemo pumpkin 

Paint a Nemo pumpkin , No carve Disney pumpkin decorating ideas for kids

It’s easy to transform an orange pumpkin into one of the most loved little fish: Nemo! Paint this Nemo pupmkin with black and white acrylic paint, and glue on a fin made from paper or felt.

Olaf pumpkins

make a painted Olaf pumpkin

Such a playful & creative way to make a painted Olaf pumpkin! ( I can’t find the link to the original tutorial, please let me know if you find it! ) Based on this photo, an easy way to pro up his head is to use a couple of branches secured into the lower pumpkin. It may also be a good idea to use a lightweight faux pumpkin to make the head.

Olaf pumpkin ideas

2 more pumpkin Olaf ideas to make using just paint, pompoms, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes. Tutorial here and here.

You may also love: make creative pumpkin decorations from paper, wood, recycled cans, and other fun materials!

Disney pumpkin inspired by Elsa from Frozen 

Disney pumpkin inspired by Elsa from Frozen

Another great pumpkin decoration & crafts to make with kids! This beautiful Elsa pumpkin is made with lots of sparkling glitters and mixed rhinestones, via A Pumpkin and A Princess.

Disney princess pumpkin decorations 

Disney princess pumpkin decorations 

This Disney princess pumpkin is inspired by Cinderella. You can use a Cricut or a simple butterfly punch to make these magical 3d butterflies and glue them to the pumpkin.

Minion pumpkin decorating ideas 

Minion pumpkin decorating ideas 

Want the most adorable fall decorations? Make some Minion pumpkins for your door steps! They are easy to paint! Don’t forget to play with different cute facial expressions. Tutorials here and here.

how to make pumpkin Minion decorations with 3d eyes

You can paint the eyes or make 3d eyes like in this tutorial, from canning jar lids for you pumpkin Minion decorations.

No carve Pumpkin decorating ideas for Halloween 

No carve Pumpkin decorating ideas for Halloween, easy & fun Halloween decor and crafts for kids and adults.

The next group of DIY pumpkin ideas are playful, slightly spooky but not too scary. They are really easy & fun Halloween decor and crafts for kids and adults.

Peek-a-boo pumpkin 

Peek-a-boo pumpkin 

This Peek-a-boo pumpkin with black felt hands and giant googly eyes is easy to make and so delightful! Trace two hands onto black felt and cut out. Using crafts glue, attach the two hands to the pumpkin. Adhere large googly eyes in place using crafts glue.

Mummy pumpkins 

make Mummy pumpkins for Halloween

You can make Mummy pumpkins with scrap white fabric or cheese cloth and a couple of big googly eyes, tutorial here.

Mummy pumpkins decor

Here‘s a really cool Mummy pumpkin variation with fully covered face.

Cute pumpkin monsters and aliens 

Cute pumpkin monsters and aliens 

All you need are some mixed size oogly eyes to create a pumpkin monster or alien like this. It’s just a little scary and totally lovable at the same time.

Painted Halloween pumpkins

Painted Halloween pumpkins haunted forest

Use a Stencil or trace a cutout to paint a Halloween themed silhouette such as this black crow on a pumpkin. Such an easy way to create haunted forest Halloween decorations.

Black cats Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas 

Black cats Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas

There are many ways to make pumpkin cats for Halloween.  The easiest way is to stencil or paint a black cat. Tutorial here.

make pumpkin cats for Halloween

Another way to make a black cat pumpkin here: paint or spray paint the pumpkin block first, then add eyes with white paint markers, and use paper or felt to make the ears.

Halloween cats pumpkin decorations

These stacked pumpkin cats are so adorable! ( I can’t find the link to the original tutorial, please let me know if you find it!) Based on this photo, I don’t think it would be too hard to make these black cats. You will need paint, felt, ribbon, pipe cleaners for the tails, and white floral wire for the whiskers.

No carve Spider pumpkin decorations for Halloween 

No carve Spider pumpkin decorations for Halloween 

Here’s a really creative idea: make some spiderweb string art on a pumpkin , add a few Dollar store black spiders. 

Halloween Spider pumpkin decorations

You can also use a simple black spider sticker on a pumpkin, and add it to your outdoor Halloween decorations with black and white painted pumpkin and potted mums. (via bhg)

Easy DIY Halloween pumpkins with bats

Easy DIY Halloween pumpkins with bats

Another easy way to decorate pumpkins for Halloween without carving, is to make some black bats with ribbons or paper, and hot glue them to white or orange pumpkins like this.

hanging halloween bats on branch as halloween decorations centerpiece

You can also use toilet paper tubes to make Halloween bats to decorate your pumpkins…

DIY Halloween bats pumpkins

Or make some cutouts paper bats for your Halloween pumpkin, tutorial here.

No carve Halloween pumpkin with witch’s hat

No carve Halloween pumpkin with witch's hat

Decorate a pumpkin with a Halloween witch’s hat. A really easy no carve pumpkin idea to make here!

Beautiful Fall and Thanksgiving pumpkin decorating ideas 

Beautiful Fall and Thanksgiving pumpkin decorating ideas 

The next group of pumpkin decorating ideas are easy and beautiful, perfect for fall and Thanksgiving.

Modern hand lettered pumpkins 

how to hand letter pumpkins 

If you love modern, boho, or farmhouse decor, these brush marker hand lettered pumpkins are easy to make and perfect for fall.

Modern hand lettered pumpkins for Thanksgiving decorations

Not good at hand lettering? You can also trace and paint in the letters on a pumpkin. Tutorial by Aubree.

No carve pumpkin decorating with glitter

No carve pumpkin decorating with glitter

It’s easy to make glitter pumpkins with spray adhesive or glue, and some glitter in a shake bottle. (via hgtv)

You may also love: how to use pumpkins to decorate a beautiful Thanksgiving table!

how to  create lettering quotes with glitter on pumpkins

You can also create lettering quotes, patterns and many designs on a pumpkin, using just some craft glue and glitter! Video tutorial below, and here.

Painted fall pumpkin decorations 

Painted fall pumpkin decorations 

This painted pumpkin has a beautiful blend of folk art and boho style! Step by step tutorial at PMQ for Two

Boho Floral painted pumpkin 

Boho Floral painted pumpkin 

Love artistic and beautiful decorations for fall and Thanksgiving? Make this gorgeous painted floral pumpkin by Lucy at Craftberry Bush.

Decoupage fall leaf pumpkin

Decoupage fall leaf pumpkin

Cut some colorful fall leaves from tissue paper and make this decoupaged pumpkin perfect for fall and Thanksgiving decorations!

Modern glam pumpkin painting ideas 

Modern glam pumpkin painting ideas 

These painted pumpkins are so easy and stylish! All you need are 3 paint colors – black, white and gold, and some simple brush strokes. 

Blue and white pumpkin modern farmhouse decor 

Blue and white pumpkin modern farmhouse decor 

If you love blue and white ceramics, you will love this painted pumpkin by Lucy at Craftberry Bush.

Related: blue and white DIY oyster trinket dish- easy and free!

Colorful boho pumpkin decorating ideas 

More and more people are drawn to a colorful boho style that is so creative and refreshing. When it comes to fall and Thanksgiving decorations, we are certainly not limited to just orange pumpkins!

Colorful boho pumpkin decorating ideas with pompoms

Pompoms are so easy to make ( how to make pompoms in batches ) or buy on Amazon. Choose your favorite colors and use them to decorate your pompom pumpkins! Tutorial here.

make modern boho pumpkin fall decorations using colorful stickers. 

A simple way to make modern boho pumpkin fall decorations is to use colorful stickers. ( via Handmade Charlotte)

DIY unicorn pumpkin 

DIY unicorn pumpkin 

Add some extra joy and magic to your fall decorations with an easy DIY unicorn pumpkin via Kara Creates.

Pineapple pumpkins 2 ways

DIY Pineapple pumpkins

Pineapples are so chic and trendy right now. Here are 2 ways to make pineapple pumpkin decorations! Tutorials here and here.

Pineapple pumpkins decor

There are lots more creative ways to use pumpkins to decorate for fall, such as pumpkin house numbers, planter accents, etc, which you can check out here!

Happy creating! See you soon!

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