35 Best No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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The time has come for pumpkin spice and all things nice. So, if you love to DIY your pumpkins here are the best no carve pumpkin decorating ideas you need to try this year!

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

It’s pumpkin season and there’s a no-carve pumpkin trend happening. 

Pumpkin carving seems to be everyone’s favourite activity over autumn and Halloween, but there’s just something so fun about painting or decorating pumpkins.

And you won’t need sharp tools for the kids, so no chance anyone’s getting hurt. 

These no-carve pumpkin decorations are perfect to decorate your party, porch, mantel, or dining table and can be used for many occasions.


1. Rainbow Pumpkins

Rainbow Painted Pumpkins Halloween

from A Bubbly Life

Somewhere over the rainbow are these adorable painted pumpkins by A Bubbly Life.

To think that a few simple paintbrush strokes can make such a bold statement.

2. Pastel Pumpkins

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas Pastel

from The Sweetest Digs

All you need are some pastel paints and markers to take your pumpkins from boring to boo-tiful! See the tutorial at The Sweetest Digs.

3. Cactus Pumpkin Decorating

No-Carve Cactus Pumpkin

from Craft Create Cook

This gorgeous cactus from Craft Create Cook might be tickly, but it won’t be prickly and that’s what matters when crafting with little ones.

4. Scary Cute No Carve Pumpkins 

Scary Cute Pumpkins

from Fab Fit Fun

I love the pops of pastel pink, black and gold in these super fabulous pumpkins from Fab Fit Fun, they really are scary cute! 

5. Unicorn No Carve Pumpkin Decorations

unicorn painted no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Best Friends For Frosting

‘Unicorns are a girl’s best friend’, or so I think the saying should go. I love unicorns and their ability to make everything feel magical. 

Best Friends For Frosting knows how to make a pumpkin look dreamy.

6. Ice Cream Cone Pumpkin 

ice cream cone pumpkin

from Frugal Coupon Living

This ice cream pumpkin from Frugal Coupon Living looks good enough to eat, but I wouldn’t advise it. Just place it somewhere for all to admire.

7. Monster Face Pumpkins

monster face pumpkins

from Aubree Originals

The cutest monster faces I’ve ever seen, and Aubree Originals shows you how to paint each face. So, grab your paint palette and get mixing.

8. Plaid No Carve Pumpkins 

Plaid Painted No-Carve Pumpkins

from Vintage Meets Glam

These pumpkins from Vintage Meets Glam sure look quite sophisticated in all their plaid glory. 

9. Glitter Pumpkins 

Glitter Pumpkins

from The Inspiration Board

If you look close enough, you’ll see the glitter sparkle on these pumpkins. The Inspiration Board has a wicked way of sprucing up pumpkins. 

10. Watercolour Pumpkins Decorating 

Watercolour Pumpkins

from Lines Across

These pretty watercolor splashed pumpkins from Lines Across are so darling, and easy to DIY.

11. Fingerprint Art Pumpkins 

Fingerprint Art Pumpkins no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Handmade Charlotte

How cute are these pumpkins from Handmade Charlotte? You can turn your little one’s fingerprints into any fun character with some kid-friendly paint.

12. Donut Pumpkins

Donut Pumpkins

from Studio DIY

These pumpkins from Studio DIY make me want to take a bite. Create these donut pumpkins and colorful sprinkles with your favourite color acrylic paints

13. Dripping Paint No Carve Pumpkin Idea 

Dripping Paint DIY Pumpkin

from House Of Joyful Noise

If you have a Cricut Joy, making these will be a piece of (pumpkin) pie alternatively, these vinyl alphabet stickers will do the trick.

House of Joyful Noise shows you how to spookify your pumpkins. 

14. Space Pumpkins

Space Pumpkins

from Adventure in a Box

Get starry-eyed with this space pumpkin DIY from Adventure in a Box. These pumpkins would be fun for learning about space in the homeschool classroom.

15. Candy Corn Sprinkle Pumpkins

Candy Corn Sprinkle Pumpkins

from Pencil Shavings Studio

Candy corn is a Halloween staple, so it’s no surprise that these DIY pumpkins from Pencil Shavings Studio fit right in with the season. This is another job for the Cricut machine, but if you don’t own one, cut out sprinkles from some vinyl adhesive stickers.

16. Sticker Decorated Pumpkins

Sticker Decorated Pumpkins

from A Subtle Revelry

How easy are these sticker decorated pumpkins to make? A Subtle Revelry makes these ordinary pumpkins shine with these fun patterns.

Now, create your own sparkly design.

17. Candy Covered Pumpkin 

Candy Covered no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Brie Brie Blooms

This candy pumpkin from Brie Brie Blooms wouldn’t last long in my house, because my kids would eat all the sweets!

I love the seasonal colours of the candy pattern, it brings the plain orange pumpkin to life, and how cute is the free printable?

Grab some candy and add even more fun to your Halloween!

18. Party Animal Pumpkins

Party Animal no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Studio DIY

Studio DIY shows you how to turn your pumpkins into adorable party animals, but make sure you choose a pumpkin with a long enough stem for the nose.

19. Party Pumpkins

Party Pumpkins no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Cloudy Day Gray

Here are some party pumpkins from Cloudy Day Gray to add a little fun to your celebration!

Half dipped, confetti, dots and a little boo to brighten up your pumpkins!

20. Melted Crayon Pumpkin

wax crayons no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Color Made Happy

The kids will love this idea from Color Made Happy. Melting crayons on a pumpkin is a fun and exciting way to DIY your pumpkin with ease.

21. Woodland Creature Pumpkins

woodland creature no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Simple As That Blog

22. Caramel Apple Pumpkins

caramel apple no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Awwsam

23. Halloween Pumpkins

monster pumpkins no carve decorated

from Party Delights

24. Minnie Mouse Pumpkin

Minnie mouse painted no carve pumpkin

from Sarah in the Suburbs

25. Winnie The Pooh Pumpkin

winnie the pooh painted no carve pumpkins

from Mickey Blog

26. Buzz And Woody Toy Story Pumpkins

buzz and woody toy story painted no carve pumpkin

from As The Bunny Hops

27. Frozen Elsa Pumpkin

elsa frozen no carve pumpkin

from A Pumpkin And A Princess

28. Belle Beauty And The Beast Pumpkin

belle beauty and the beast no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Disney Rewards

29. Unicorn Pumpkins

unicorn no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Confetti Idea

30. Pokémon Pumpkins

pokemon no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from The Resourceful Mama

31. Mickey Mouse Pumpkins

mickey mouse no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Pretty Providence

32. Forky Pumpkin

forky toy story no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from As The Bunny Hops

33. Sally Skellington

Sally Skellington no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Fun Money Mom

34. Googly Eye Pumpkin

googly eyes no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from It All Started With Paint

35. Jack Skellington Pumpkin

Jack Skellington no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

from Fun Money Mom



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