Pumpkin carving can be a messy task, fun but messy. We’ve never liked the scary face pumpkins anyway so if we do any pumpkin decorating at all, it’s usually a happy face or we decorate with no carving at all. I’ve seen some pretty creative no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas lately. In fact, I like the no-carve ideas better than carving them out. The pumpkins last longer and you don’t have to worry about bugs and rotting. Last week, I let my preschoolers paint their pumpkins any way they wanted and they loved them. It was easy and they should last all the way through Thanksgiving. Their parents liked them. They all told me they placed them on their front porches or their fireplace mantels. (We painted the little pumpkins.)
If you’re like me and you prefer the no-carve decorating, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most creative and prettiest no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas. If you decide to try any of these ideas, I’d love for you to come back here and show us your pictures or maybe you have an idea that you would like to add to the list.
Are you an emoji person? If so, then you’ll love these bright, fun, yellow emoji pumpkins. Cutefetti shows us how to make three of them. She made the winky eye, the the smiley face with heart eyes, and the licky lips.
I fell in love with the “binky baby” pumpkins last year when Parents Magazine compiled a list of pumpkin decorating ideas. I like some of the ideas on this list but I dislike others. You’ll have to scroll down a little bit to see the adorable “binky baby” pumpkins. These are perfect for families with a new baby in the house.
Midwest Living has compiled several ideas too. I like the candy corn painted pumpkin here. This one should be a quick and easy one for the candy corn lovers out there.
Here’s a great one for those of you who love minions. One of my preschoolers just saw me pull this one up on my computer and he had a fit. They are so cute! Michelle over at Crafty Morning shows us how her friend Kristin made her minion pumpkins. They used paint, glue, foam, and the bottoms of coke cans for eyes.
Below is a scarecrow pumpkin decorating kit. These should last from early fall until Thanksgiving. They are cute, happy little faces, and easy to create. Just glue on the pieces. You’ll find it here.
Check out this list of ideas from Non-Toy Gifts. My favorites are the snowman, the snoopy character, the Monstors Inc. themed pumpkins, and don’t miss the sprinkled donuts!
I love these beautiful no-carve pumpkins decorated with fabric and coordinating paints. Check them out at Plaid.
Here’s the Pinterest link for a beautiful Cinderella pumpkin. If you want to see the entire tutorial, you’ll apparently have to sign up for the Craftsmile website.
Country Living Magazine has a list of 60 no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas, including this baseball. When I clicked through this Pinterest link, I had a difficult time scrolling through the pages. My computer kept skipping pages. Maybe you’ll do better than I did and you can see more ideas, but at least you’ll get the idea for the baseball.
Below is a “make your own” sticker set. It comes with 24 different sticker sheets for different fun expressions. You’ll find it here.
HomeBNC has a list of 28 ideas. I especially like the white ones with the sequins glued on. They’re beautiful. I also like all the silver and gold ones.
There are so many no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. Some are cute. Some are pretty. The best part is that most of them are less messy and no rotting . . . and no bugs.