The No Mess, Non-Carving, Guide To Pumpkin Decorating

Let’s be real, pumpkin carving is messy. With pumpkin guts at every turn, it’s sometimes hard to enjoy the process of carving. Although this holiday tradition is a great way to spend a fall afternoon, the clean-up is hardly worth it. This holiday season you can say goodbye to the mess, and hello to cute pumpkins that you don’t have to carve. On the blog today we are giving you the no mess, non-carving, guide to pumpkin decorating and it’s a game-changer!

Image via @dollysheephome

01. Glam Pumpkins

Image via Lombard and Fifth

If you’re anything like us, glitter and rhinestones are your best friends. We love adding a little sparkle, and these cute pumpkins are the perfect way to glam up your Halloween decor. To re-create these glamorous pumpkins from Lombard and Fifth, we recommend purchasing pumpkins that are white and avoiding the orange altogether!

What You Will Need:

  • White wax paint or a chalky finish white
  • 24K glided gold paint
  • Blush accent paint
  • Beige ‘sand’ chalk paint
  • Paint brushes – assorted sizes
  • Larger paint brushes
  • Flat back pearls
  • Rhinestone applique
  • Tweezers
  • Sewing pins
  • Hot glue gun

02. DIY White Painted Pumpkins

Image via Stone Gable

We are living for these DIY white-painted pumpkins from Stone Gable. Painting is relaxing and a far more efficient way to decorate pumpkins than carving. Whether you decide to recreate these cute designs or paint them in your own way, you really can’t go wrong. All you need is some white paint, paintbrushes, and that festive pumpkin will be on its way!

03. Yarn Pumpkins

Image via Heart-Filled Spaces

If you’re down to get crafty, these DIY yarn pumpkins are for you! They avoid the mess of pumpkin-carving, and are a creative twist on festive Halloween decor! Heart-Filled Spaces did a great job with these pumpkins, and we know you will too!

What You Will Need:

  • Chunky yarn
  • Styrofoam balls (various sizes)
  • Plastic yarn needles
  • Fabric scissors
  • Drill
  • Spade drill bit 1/2″
  • Serrated knife
  • Pruning shears
  • Thin branch from your own backyard
  • Wood dough bowl

04. DIY Pun-Kins!

Image via Studio-DIY

You have to admit that everyone loves a good pun. When we came across these punny pumpkins from Studio DIY we knew we had to add them to our non-carving guide to pumpkin decorating. These colorful pumpkins are sure to be catching the eyes of all the trick-or-treaters, and hopefully, cause a good laugh too!

Messy pumpkin carving is officially a thing of the past. These festive DIY pumpkins are a perfect way to get creative while ditching the mess. We hope our no mess, non-carving, guide to pumpkin decorating gave you some ideas on how to get crafty with your pumpkins this year!