Creative No Carve Pumpkins | 5 DIY Ideas

No carve pumpkins are no longer just for kids. Let us share with you 5 DIY ideas for creative ways to decorate your pumpkin!

DIY Idea #1 – Stick to it.

Using tape to add details to pumpkins is one quick and easy way to create beautiful pumpkins. Whether you choose to use double-sided tape or Washi—all you have to do is peel and stick!

DIY Idea #2 – Bling Out.

Be a one-person glam squad and bling-out your pumpkin this Halloween. Placing glitter, rhinestones or sequins to your pumpkins will give them a glamorous look.

DIY Idea #3 – Mark the Spot.

Are you more of a traditionalist and would rather just make a jack-o-lantern? Well, there is a no-carve solution to that too. You can draw on a face using a washable marker first. We like these! You can wipe off and restart as needed. Once you have created the perfect look, sketch over with a black permanent marker and you’re done!

DIY Idea #4 – Rock Out.

Give your pumpkins an edge by turning them into punk rock-inspired “punk-ins” using black paint, safety pins and leather fabric.

For a more toned down look, just do the following:

  • Paint a face on the pumpkin.
  • Let it dry before adding the punk details.
  • Stencil out a star design around the pumpkin’s eye.
  • Start putting in nails along the outline, using a mallet or hammer if necessary to secure the nails.


DIY Idea #5 – Be Tacky.

Office thumbtacks can be used in a variety of ways to give your pumpkins a creative look. Just stencil a design onto your pumpkin, then place the thumbtacks and voila!

Don’t let the kids have all the fun this Halloween. Get creative and try these 5 DIY ideas for creative no carve pumpkins and pumpkin decorating yourself!

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Updated 4/23/2018