13 Easy DIY No-Carve Pumpkins

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

  1. Drip Crayon Pumpkins

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    Crayonpumpkin

    swelldesigner.blogspot.ca

    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.

  2. Thumbtack Pumpkin

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    Thumbtackpumpkin

    basiccravings.wordpress.com

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

  3. Painted Pumpkins

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    Colorblockpumpkin

    happymundane.com

    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.

  4. Sequin Pumpkin

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    Sequinpumpkin

    swelldesigner.blogspot.com

    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.

  5. Chalkboard Pumpkin

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    Chalkboardpumpkin

    simplystated.realsimple.com

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

  6. Ombre Pumpkin

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    Ombrepumpkin

    fun.kyti.me

    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.

  7. Epsom Salt Pumpkin

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    Epsonsaltpumpkin

    addicted2decorating.com

    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.

  8. Caterpillar Pumpkin

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    Caterpillarpumpkin

    bhg.com

    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.

  9. Stocking Pumpkins

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    Stockpumpkins

    greeneyed.com

    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"!

  10. Decoupage Pumpkin

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    Decoupagepumpkin

    countryliving.com

    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.

  11. Glazed Pumpkins

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    Glazedpumpkin

    centsationalgirl.com

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

  12. Ribbon Pumpkins

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    Ribbonpumpkins

    skiptomylou.org

    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!

  13. "Liberace" Pumpkin

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    Liberacepumpkin

    auntpeaches.com

    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.

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