35 No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas the entire family can help with. It’s so fun to decorate for Fall and what better way than with pumpkins.
No carve pumpkin decorating ideas
When I start to think about fall, the first thing that comes to mind is pumpkins! I love carving pumpkins, and it’s something the whole family gets involved in.
Decorating pumpkins can be just as fun though. There are so many easy pumpkin decorating ideas, without all the mess of carving! You can use regular size pumpkins or mini pumpkins.
Give one of these suggestions a go when you’re in the mood for something unique. There’s no need to make a mess or get involved in carving with these fun alternatives that don’t involve any carving.
Non Carving Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
Get the kids involved and pick a theme. With so many fantastic pumpkin ideas, you will have something for everyone.
From fun and whimsical to farmhouse and rustic, there are lots of great crafts. Get started with these pumpkin decorating without carving ideas that will be a blast to create.
Grab a pumpkin to create whatever your imagination can envision. From pom poms and google eyes to white pumpkins and ombre, decorating pumpkins without carving is sure to be a hit with trick or treaters.
1. DIY Chevron Pumpkins
Chevron is so popular right now and with a little spray paint, these pumpkins get a cool design with white paint! These adorable pumpkins look fancy but they are so easy to make for a no carve pumpkin idea.
2. Pumpkin Donuts
These little donuts are the cutest pumpkins ever with polka dot sprinkles! What a fun way to decorate miniature pumpkins and perfect for the kids to do.
3. Neon Painted Pumpkins
Dip pumpkins in paint with these bright colors for pumpkins that will stand out. This idea would be so fun for parties and more with all of the fun and vibrant colors.
4. Fall Leaf Pumpkins
Nothing says Fall like leaves and pumpkins. Love this classic combination that is so festive and simple to make with real or faux pumpkins.
5. Black and White Pumpkin
Turn a pumpkin into a witch with a few simple steps and hot glue and a glue gun. The hat really makes the pumpkin even more amazing for Halloween decoration on the front porch.
6. Lilly Pulitzer Pumpkin
If you love Lilly, decorate your pumpkin or gourd to match your favorite florals. This is gorgeous and you can choose your favorite colors to match your theme or decor.
7. Eyeball Painted Pumpkin
Use a little paint to make eyeballs on pumpkins! So creative and perfect for a spooky party for Halloween that your kids will love.
8. Rainbow Glitter Pumpkins
Glitter makes everything better including the stem! Alternate colors of glitter for a rainbow pumpkin in all of your favorite colors.
9. Crayon Drip Pumpkins
Crayons placed strategically on pumpkins create a cool drip design. This is amazing to watch and such a fun activity.
10. Chalkboard Word Find Pumpkin
This pumpkin is an activity too! Use chalkboard paint and play scrabble and have a really cool decoration.
11. Minion Pumpkin
Despicable Me fans are going to go nuts over this design. Get the kids involved decorating and everyone will have a blast making these Minion pumpkins.
12. Jack o Totem
Make a jack o lantern without all the mess with these fun ideas. Love this idea for a mess free way to decorate pumpkins that is still fun for kids.
13. Modge Podge Pumpkin
Use modge podge on pumpkins for an awesome design. I love how they are displayed on pedestals making them so fun to decorate with.
14. Chalkboard Paint Pumpkin
Put chalkboard paint on your pumpkins and you can write a special message or design on each one! This is so cool and perfect for the entire season as home decor.
15. No Carve Mummy Pumpkins
With a few supplies, it is easy to make this mummy pumpkin with googly eyes and absolutely no pumpkin carving. This idea uses gauze, but you can easily use tissue paper for a mummy.
16. Woodland Animals
Transform pumpkins with felt into adorable little woodland creatures.
17. Colorful Pumpkin
Kids will have a blast arranging an assortment of washi tape on the pumpkins.
Kids will love painting a pumpkin and turning it into Nemo.
19. Mini Boo Pumpkins
These darling mini pumpkins get a spooky makeover and look great displayed on candlesticks.
20. Frozen Elsa
If you have Frozen fans, this sparkly Elsa pumpkin will be a hit with the kids.
21. Black Cat
These adorable black cats are so easy to make and look festive.
22. Washi Tape Pumpkins
This fun idea is easy to make with an assortment of washi tape.
23. Balloon Dipped Pumpkins DIY
Learn how to make balloon dipped pumpkins in only 60 seconds or less.
24. Bats Flying Across a Pumpkin
You can easily use poster board to make bats to decorate a pumpkin. You can use glue or pins.
25. Hand Lettered Pumpkin
This easy tutorial shows you how to hand letter pumpkins with black paint for festive decorations that add glam.
26. DIY Fall Glitter Pumpkins
With a little glue and glitter, any Halloween pumpkins can turn into a sparkly masterpiece.
27. Blue Porcelain Pumpkin
If you love blue and white, this stunning DIY plus the free printable stencil will be a hit.
28. Button Pumpkin
Arrange buttons in festive colors to make this adorable button pumpkin.
29. Mask Pumpkin
Pick up a mask from the dollar store and decorate a pumpkin with this easy idea.
30. Candy Corn Pumpkin
With the help of a glue gun, this pumpkin is transformed with candy corn.
31. Monogrammed Pumpkin
This simple monogrammed pumpkin is an easy DIY for decor with any paint colors or chalk paint.
32. Faux Jack O Lanterns
Let the kids make Jack O Lanterns without any sharp objects required.
33. Decoupage a Pumpkin
Anyone can learn the basics to quickly and easily decoupage a pumpkin.
34. Superhero Pumpkins
Kids will love this fun idea for Superhero Pumpkins with a few easy steps.
35. Spider Web
With a little kitchen twine, this pumpkin makes a spooky spider web. You can add a plastic spider for an extra touch.