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15 Simple No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

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If you’re are dying to decorate for Halloween but you’re just not into carving pumpkins quite yet, then these adorable no carve pumpkin ideas will be right up your alley.

Because we literally celebrate most holidays ALL month long — that’s the way it should be, right?!

I wouldn’t stand a chance of carving a pumpkin and having it last until Halloween. 

Not to mention that nobody likes the smell of rotting pumpkins.


These no-carve pumpkin ideas are so easy to DIY (the kids can even help!)

Thankfully, these ideas are PERFECT for making your abode festive, and avoiding having a rotting pumpkin sitting around your house.

Most of these projects are easy enough that the kids can probably help, too.

Take a look at these awesome no carve pumpkin ideas.

Which one’s your favorite?

Confetti Pumpkins via Cloudy Day Gray

If these colorful, cheery pumpkins don’t make you smile, I don’t know what will.

Bonus: This is such an easy project to do with the kids!

Modge Podge and tissue paper for the win.

Nail Polish Pumpkins via Amber Oliver

I love an easy pumpkin painting project.

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Just grab some nail polish out of the vanity and get to work.

How fun!

Painted Hudson Bay Blanket-Inspired Pumpkins via Heathered Nest

These preppy stripes have my heart.

And now they’re on pumpkins.

I absolutely love this no-carve pumpkin decorating idea from my friend Heather.

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Watercolor Pumpkins via Lines Across

This is such a fun and pretty project….and of course I’m loving the use of non-traditional fall colors. 

How gorgeous are these?

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Blue Porcelain Craft Pumpkins via Craftberry Bush

Well, these are nothing short of AMAZING.

Chinoiserie-inspired fall decor for the win!

A blue and white vase on a table

Gingham Painted Pumpkins via Dimples & Tangles

Opt for a gingham print in a fun color with this painted pumpkin tutorial.

Jennifer gives step-by-step instructions for how to achieve this happy, bold pattern that’ll totally make your Halloween decor pop.

Doughnut Pumpkins via Studio DIY

Don’t they look good enough to eat?

I love this cute idea!

Colorful, Patterned Pumpkins via Kate Decorates

These bright, bold pumpkins are SO easy — all you’ll need is some spray paint and white stickers.

It’s a simple project that can easily be turned into  a fun and crafty afternoon for the whole family!

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Glitter Pumpkins via I Heart Naptime

Halloween decor AND a splash of sparkle? 

Count me in.

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Emoji Pumpkins via Cutefetti

I prety much LOL-ed when I saw these.

And so will your 10-year old.

That’s reason enough to make one of these cuties, right?!

Marbled Indigo Pumpkins via Alice and Lois

I mean, how cute would these look in every room of your home?

! I love how the end result is still sophisticated enough to use in any space.

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Ice Cream Cone Pumpkins via Aww Sam

These might just take the cake (no pun intended) for the most adorable no-carve pumpkin idea.

Each of the kids could customize his or her own ice cream cone of pumpkins. 

Gold Confetti Pumpkins via Homey Oh My

Fun AND sophisticated Halloween decor? Yes, please.

A white vase on a table

Melted Crayon Pumpkins via Heathered Nest

If you’ve got kids, then you’ve already got ALL the supplies you’ll need for this fun project.

Crayons? Check.

A blow dryer? Check.

An afternoon activity that’ll keep ’em away from the iPad for a while? 


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