13 Easy DIY No-Carve Pumpkins

Boost your fall decor with a creative DIY pumpkin—no knives or scoopers required.

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  1. Drip Crayon Pumpkins

    Crayonpumpkin

    Melt a rainbow of crayons with a hairdryer for a funky and fun pumpkin. Beforehand, try painting the pumpkin in a bright color (or just plain white) to really pump up the whole effect.

    swelldesigner.blogspot.ca

  2. Thumbtack Pumpkin

    Thumbtackpumpkin

    The only thing separating you and a luxurious, gilded pumpkin is a bunch of gold thumbtacks. Stick them in and voila!

    basiccravings.wordpress.com

  3. Painted Pumpkins

    Colorblockpumpkin

    Strategically tape or wrap rubber bands around your pumpkins wherever you'd like their bright orange to shine through. Then paint. Once dry, peel back the tape to reveal a fresh and fashionable color-blocked look.

    happymundane.com

  4. Sequin Pumpkin

    Sequinpumpkin

    This sequin pumpkin might be the simplest squash on our list. Just glue on your favorite sequins to give your pumpkin a flashy, feminine DIY twist.

    swelldesigner.blogspot.com

  5. Chalkboard Pumpkin

    Chalkboardpumpkin

    Write a message on your pumpkin but avoid the trouble of etching or carving. Go for chalkboard paint instead!

    simplystated.realsimple.com

  6. Ombre Pumpkin

    Ombrepumpkin

    To create this great ombre effect, paint your pumpkin with your chosen colors (darkest on the bottom) and then blend the stripes into each other with a cotton ball.

    fun.kyti.me

  7. Epsom Salt Pumpkin

    Epsonsaltpumpkin

    Step one: paint with Mod Podge®. Step two: roll in Epsom salt. Step three: admire your seriously unique pumpkin. Once you have that mastered, try it with glitter.

    addicted2decorating.com

  8. Caterpillar Pumpkin

    Caterpillarpumpkin

    Got more pumpkins than you know what to do with? A little green paint, some felt spots, and a pair of googly-eyes can transform a pumpkin... into a caterpillar.

    bhg.com

  9. Stocking Pumpkins

    Stockpumpkins

    Wrap your gourds in fishnet or lace stockings for a glamourous look. But don't blame me if your sultry pumpkin starts singing the soundtrack to "Chicago"!

    greeneyed.com

  10. Decoupage Pumpkin

    Decoupagepumpkin

    Select images and photocopy or print them onto white paper. Press the paper onto your pumpkin, painting over it with a thin layer of Mod Podge®. The result is a cool, vintage effect.

    countryliving.com

  11. Glazed Pumpkins

    Glazedpumpkin

    For a subtle but sophisticated look, paint a golden glaze over your pumpkins, then group or stack the shiny spheres any way you please.

    centsationalgirl.com

  12. Ribbon Pumpkins

    Ribbonpumpkins

    Hot-glue some decorative ribbons to your pumpkin for a simple, clean, yet fashion-forward look. The more ribbon, the more stripes, plaids, and zigzag patterns to create—so go wild!

    skiptomylou.org

  13. "Liberace" Pumpkin

    Liberacepumpkin

    What do you get when you combine all of these decorations together? Sequins, laces, glitter, ribbons, paint and a little Mod Podge®—the one and only "Liberace" pumpkin.

    auntpeaches.com

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