When you think of October and Halloween a handful of things can immediately come to mind. Candy, costumes, coziness, fireplace, sweater weather, autumn, colorful leaves, the list goes on and on and let’s not forget about carving pumpkins. But what if you wanted to do things a little differently this year? Here are 7 DIY no-carve pumpkin ideas that will allow you keep with the tradition of pumpkin decorating while putting a unique spin to it for this upcoming Halloween.

Mummy Pumpkin

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A great idea for a fun day would be to get a group together and have sort of a mummy pumpkin decorating day. Make it a wine and ‘mummy’ night with your girlfriends, or have your kids invite their friends over for a fun night of making mummy pumpkins and watching Halloween movies.

Thumbtack Pumpkin

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This idea might be the least messy of all the decorating options. I wouldn’t recommend this option for small children as you will be needing thumbtacks which can be dangerous when improperly used. If you are going to choose this option then try and be as safe as you possibly can, you can of course paint your pumpkin first, like the ones in the picture above, or keep them natural and just add your thumbtack design.

The ChalkTalk Pumpkin

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Turn your pumpkin into a chalkboard pumpkin and write a scary or funny message that will greet your guests. This pumpkin is pretty simple to make, all you need is some chalkboard spray paint, chalkboard marker, masking tape, and newspaper.

The Scotch Tape Pumpkin

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These pumpkins are super simple to make and are great for when you don’t have much time to decorate. Just get some decorative paper tape and create your design!

The Sexy Lacy Pumpkin

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This project is pretty self-explanatory, grab a pumpkin & grab some lace and make yourself a sexy lacy pumpkin. You can just wrap your pumpkin in any color lace you choose or you can again decide to paint the pumpkin first then wrap it in your favorite color lace.

Bleeding Crayons Pumpkin



This idea is super fun and will let you make a cool and unique pumpkin that’s different than the ones the other houses have out front. You can leave your pumpkin it’s normal orange or you can paint it the color of your choice. Pick the crayon colors you want to use and make sure to grab a blow dryer and some glue. Glue your crayons around the top of the pumpkin and simply use the blow dryer to melt!

Jeweled Web Pumpkin



This pumpkin stays with the spooky Halloween-theme but with a sparkly twist. Grab a pack of rhinestones and maybe a fake spider and get to gluing. You don’t even have to create a spider web, you can create and design you’d like.