Roundup: 10 Clever No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

The minute you carve into a pumpkin it will begin decomposing… and will be in the trash before you know it. So we wanted to share some great no-carve ideas that will last a bit longer. Recently we showed you how to create your own typographic pumpkins, and this week we have ten other great no-carve pumpkin projects to share with you.   


1. Give your pumpkin a jack-o’-lantern look with string. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo:]

2. Grab some chalkboard paint and letter stickers, and you can make a Halloween word search pumpkin. Very original! Here’s how to do it. [Photo: Cecy J

3. A neon ombre pumpkin would look pretty slick on the front stoop. Here’s the tutorial. [Photo: Funkytime]

4. Cover a pumpkin with an old pair of tights or panty hose for a fast and easy makeover. [Photo: Soul Pretty]

5. Thumb tacks work great too. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: Kelli Trontel]

6. Give your pumpkin a sophisticated edge with this doily and starch technique. [Photo: Allyson Baker Design]

7. Find out how to achieve this spooky spider web look here. [Photo: Woman’s Day]

8. Don’t forget about paint! Here are some creative ways to paint your pumpkins. [Photo: Formal Fringe

9. Decoupage is another great option. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: Confessions of a Plate Addict]

10. And washi tape works great too. Imagine all the possibilities! [Photo: Parent Map]