20 Easy DIY No Carve Pumpkin Decor Ideas

Today’s post is all about NOT carving your pumpkins and I’m sharing lots of non traditional pumpkin ideas for fall and Thanksgiving. And I have a confession to make. I’ve NEVER CARVED A PUMPKIN! Nope…NEVER.
chalkboard pumpkin

This pumpkin we thought would be perfect for spray painting with black chalkboard paint, and although it was a bit of a challenge to write on it…it’s simply fun! I’ve done a lot with pumpkins over the years for sure in terms of cooking and crafting, but when it comes to the other “C” of carving I have always left that to my husband to do. He loves it and I don’t, and we have things worked out like that. I do the cooking, he does the dishes. That sort of thing called compromise to keep a marriage strong!

craft pumpkins

So when the kids were growing up, I bought the pumpkins and he carved them. He took the kids trick or treating and I stay at the house handing out candy to the masses. Worked for us and still does if we choose to do the real pumpkin thing! There are a few favorites below and then a WHOLE LIST for you to get inspiration from!

no carve pumpkins for fall

Pun Kins – VIA

no carve pumpkins marbled

Marbled Pumpkins In Blue – VIA

Floral Applique Pumpkin – VIA

And then of course there is my Chinoiserie Pumpkins The EASY Way post!

no carve pumpkin ideas

pumpkin decorations

20 Easy DIY No Carve Pumpkin Decor Ideas

  1. How To Make A No Carve Panda Pumpkin For Halloween from acharmingproject.com
  2. Hand Stitched No Carve Pumpkin Ideas from lilblueboo.com
  3. No Carve Pumpkin Decorating from creatingreallyawesomefunthings.com
  4. DIY Paint Pen Pattern No-carve Pumpkins from lovelyindeed.com
  5. DIY Painted Mini Pumpkins  from lovelyindeed.com
  6. Woodland Creature No-carve Pumpkins from simpleasthatblog.com
  7. Preserving Memories With Hp Sprout – from flamingotoes.com
  8. Neutral Fall Centerpiece With DIY Pumpkins from designdininganddiapers.com
  9. Stacked Halloween Pumpkin Tower from flamingotoes.com
  10. Thanksgiving Place Card Holders from unoriginalmom.com
  11. DIY Hand-painted Pumpkins You Can Use Year After Year from simpleasthatblog.com
  12. Painted Pumpkins from kidscraftroom.com
  13. Diy: Painted Pumpkins + Fall Centerpieces from greenweddingshoes.com
  14. Painted Pumpkins from number-2-pencil.com
  15. No-carve Painted Pumpkins from tarynwilliford.com
  16. DIY Nailhead Trim Pumpkins ª Lovely Indeed from lovelyindeed.com
  17. No Carve Pumpkin Decorating from sarahhearts.com
  18. Zombie String Art Pumpkins from dreamalittlebigger.com
  19. Scalloped Tissue Paper Pumpkin from sarahhearts.com
  20. Pincushion Pumpkin from professorpincushion.com

This post was previous published in Sept 2016 and has been updated

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  1. So many cute ideas without the mess of carving. Of course, it looks beautiful with the faux pumpkins also!

    1. Carving has never been my thing, so these are great alternatives!