view from above of different sized pumpkins

5 No carve Pumpkin decorating ideas

Halloween is fast approaching so it’s time to get crafty and do some pumpkin decorating.

Carving a pumpkin can be a messy, time-consuming job, so we decided to have a look at some fun no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas.

1. The glitter pumpkin

You can create a very effective pumpkin design using glitter. Whether you dip half your pumpkin, create a spooky design or go the extra mile and add sequins, your pumpkin is sure to turn heads. Simply apply some glue to your pumpkin where you want the glitter to stick and get creative.

2. The thumbtack pumpkin

A more unusual idea, using thumbtacks to decorate your pumpkin is a really effective and mess-free method. Simply press the thumbtacks into your pumpkin to create a pattern or design. Why not try painting your pumpkin first or using coloured thumbtacks for a fun and colourful design.

3. The chalkboard pumpkin

Painting you pumpkin with chalkboard paint is a great way to create a spooky looking pumpkin that the family can get involved with. Once your chalkboard paint is dry, the kids can design their own pumpkin with chalk that can easily be rubbed off. You could even use your pumpkins to direct your trick or treaters to their spooky snacks.

4. The mummy pumpkin

An effective and simple idea, the mummy pumpkin is a great design for Halloween parties. Simply wrap your pumpkin in some bandages and add some googly eyes in amongst the layers. For an even spookier look, you could add some fake blood or fangs to your mummy for even more effect.

5. The doily pumpkin

This is a great idea if you are looking to create a very delicate, pretty design on your pumpkin rather than a spooky one. Simply lay a doily on your pumpkin and use it as a stencil for a lovely detailed effect. Why not paint your pumpkin first then use a contrasting colour to stencil a delicate doily collar on the top and bottom. You could even incorporate some of the previous tips and add some sequins to your design for a beautiful pumpkin that’s sure to stand out!

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