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Best No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Best No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These are seriously the BEST No-Carve Pumpkin ideas out there! Halloween time is almost upon us and that means time for pumpkins, ghosts, and ghouls galore!  Unfortunately, I’m horrendous at carving pumpkins.  Luckily, there’s so many beautiful no-carve pumpkin options that I’m sharing with you the BEST no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas that I’ve found!

No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

The BEST No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Decorative Pumpkins for Halloween

So every year I have these great intentions and visualizations of an artistically carved pumpkin sitting at my front door.  I have quite lofty aspirations of these intricately detailed designs….do you have these day dreams as well?  I know you do….with all of the pumpkin carving kits and those easy to copy templates to print out.

25 Best No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

But, let’s be honest…..

We print out all of the instructions, get the templates, buy the super fancy carving set, and try to make something that resembles our precious child’s dream of a pumpkin that features Tinkerbell flying through the air with her wand sprinkling pixie dust.

But the carving sets come with a knife that will barely cut a tomato much less saw through the thick flesh of a pumpkin.  The kids are running around like wild animals hopped up on sugar….because, well it’s Halloween and they are wild animals hopped up on sugar since attending the third Halloween party at school, the after school playdate Halloween party, and the after play date after party neighborhood Halloween party….so all is lost there.  And you can’t keep that darn printout template in place on the pumpkin…by the 10th wrong direction cut the pumpkin starts to resemble The Joker more than Tinkerbell… so all is lost!


Or is it???

What’s this?  No carve pumpkins are all the rage now?!

Well, heck yeah….now this I can get on board with….hopped up sugar filled children and all!

Seriously, why bother carving a pumpkin when these gorgeous options are available?

So I bring you the 25 BEST No Carve Pumpkin Ideas:

1. Frozen Elsa Inspired Pumpkin by a Pumpkin and a Princess

OR, go the super easy route with this pre-done decorating set!

2. Gold Thumbtack Covered Pumpkins by Madigan Made

3. Washi Tape Creations by lil’luna

4. DIY Confetti Pumpkin by Homey Oh My

5. Creepy Cat Eye by Paper and Stitch

6. Scalloped Tissue Paper Creation by Sarah Hearts

7. Decoupage doily Pumpkin Craft by Modge Podge Rocks

8. Non Traditional Painted Pumpkin by The Happy Tulip

Grab the full kit and let the kids have fun!!!

9. Donut Pumpkins by Studio DIY

10. Office Supply Pumpkins by A Subtle Revelry

How fantastic is this BB8 pumpkin?!?!  I know Hubs would just love it….and how stinking simple to make….just paint the pumpkin white and buy the pieces to pop on! (Click the picture to find the pieces).

11. Neon Color Creation by A Night Owl Blog

12. Decorated With Gemstones by The Anastacia Co.

13. Colorful Confetti Pumpkin by The Crafted Life

14. Pincushion Pumpkin by Professor Pincushion

This Mr. Potato Head Pirate Pumpkin is one I bought last year and the kids went NUTS over him.  I was hoping that the pieces would then fit in a regular Mr. Potato Head so the kids could play with him later….but they didn’t.  Either way it’s an adorable set that we’ll use for years to come!

15. Paint Dipped by Ciera Design

16. Yoda Pumpkin

17. Decorated as a Cupcake by hello, Wonderful

18. Confetti Pumpkin by Madigan Made

19. Easy Decorating Ideas by A Beautiful Mess

20. Fall Leaf Pumpkin by Club Chica Circle

21. Decoupaged Lace by Positively Splendid

22. Black and White Glam by A Pumpkin and A Princess

23. Glitter Decorated by Crafts Unleashed

24. Glittery Pumpkins by Project Nursery

25. Black Cat Painted Pumpkin by Craft Klatch

26. Decorated With Bats by No Biggie

With any of these no-carve pumpkin ideas you can easily make it once to last year after year. I like to get these ceramic pumpkins for easy decorating….that way I don’t have to worry about them rotting before Halloween gets here!

Which no carve pumpkin idea is your favorite? Share in the comments below!

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Wednesday 28th of October 2015

I'm really loving the look of no carve pumpkins. I never really liked the mess of gutting and carving pumpkins. You have collected a nice variety to choose from. Lots of inspiration. Pinning. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Darlene

Melissa Llado

Wednesday 28th of October 2015

Thanks so much! I always wind up butchering my this makes things so much easier! :)

Marie@The Interior Frugalista

Monday 21st of September 2015

Seriously, these are fabulous! It's hard to pick a favorite because I like them all but the cupcake pumpkin is ADORABLE!

Melissa Llado

Monday 21st of September 2015

Oh I know...there's just so many...I want to make them all! :)

Amy Anderson

Monday 21st of September 2015

Thank you so much for including me! I'll be sharing this :D

Melissa Llado

Monday 21st of September 2015

Of always make the cutest stuff Amy!!

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