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.
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?
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Make these lovely woodland animal pumpkins with paint and craft felt and spray adhesive, and use let them greet your guests on the front porch. Such simple and easy fall crafts for kids & adults. ( Via Simple as That )
Decorate pumpkins with fall leaves
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. This is also a fun way to decorate lots of mini pumpkins. ( via Mom4Real )
Mysterious Halloween pumpkin with eye mask
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
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.
Such a playful & creative way to make a painted Olaf pumpkin for Halloween decorations! ( 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.
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Disney pumpkin inspired by Elsa from Frozen
Disney princess pumpkin decorations
Minion pumpkin decorating ideas
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
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.
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 for Halloween
Here‘s a really cool Mummy pumpkin variation with fully covered face, just spooky enough for Halloween.
Cute pumpkin monsters and aliens
Painted Halloween pumpkins
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
There are many ways to make pumpkin cats for Halloween without carving Jack-o lanterns. The easiest way is to stencil or paint a black cat. Tutorial here.
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 dark craft paint, felt, ribbon, pipe cleaners for the tails, and white floral wire for the whiskers.
No carve Spider pumpkin decorations for Halloween
Here’s a really creative idea: make some spiderweb string art with pins or nails on a pumpkin , add a few Dollar store black spiders.
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
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.
You can also use toilet paper tubes to make Halloween bats to decorate your pumpkins…
Or make some cutouts paper bats for your Halloween pumpkin, tutorial here.
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
The next group of pumpkin decorating ideas are easy and beautiful, perfect for fall and Thanksgiving.
Modern hand lettered pumpkins
If you love modern, boho, or farmhouse decor, these brush marker hand lettered pumpkins are easy to make and perfect for fall.
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
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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
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
Love artistic and beautiful decorations for fall and Thanksgiving? Make this gorgeous painted floral pumpkin by Lucy at Craftberry Bush.
Decoupage fall leaf pumpkin
Cut some colorful fall leaves from tissue paper and make this decoupaged pumpkin for easy beautiful fall and Thanksgiving decorations!
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
If you love blue and white ceramics, you will love this painted pumpkin by Lucy at Craftberry Bush.
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!
Polka dot pumpkins
A simple way to make modern boho pumpkin fall decorations is to use colorful stickers. You can also make confetti pumpkins by brushing the pumpkin with glue first.( via Handmade Charlotte)
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
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!