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I’ve rounded up the 41 best no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas for those who want to create a beautiful-looking pumpkin for Halloween without carving into it. There are some brilliant contest-winning ideas in this roundup.
41 INSPIRATIONAL NO-CARVE PUMPKIN DECORATING IDEAS
Pick yourself a contest-winning design and get creating your pumpkin!
BIRDS AND ANIMALS
LITTLE GIRL ELEPHANT
PRETTY PINK FLAMINGO
BLACK AND WHITE DESIGNS
BLACK, WHITE AND GOLD BUTTERFLY
Image: @elizabeth.king.art. Beautifully hand-painted.
CUTE FACES WITH BOWS ON TOP
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Image: @lili_herrrra. Beautifully hand-painted Zero the Dog from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
E.T THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
MR POTATO HEAD
SHARPIE CARTOON FACES
SCARY CARTOON FACES
FINDING THE PERFECT NO-CARVE PUMPKIN DECORATING IDEAS
If you are eager to decide how to decorate your pumpkin when you bring it home fresh from the pumpkin patch, it is a good idea to have a design planned and ready.
Whether you want to create a contest-winning pumpkin design, have something you can proudly decorate your front porch with on 31st October, or find a design that is easy enough for your kids to do, this roundup has all the inspiration you need.
I’ve taken care to stick to designs that are realistic; this isn’t a roundup of fine art creations; these are the kind of pumpkin designs that will bring a smile and brighten up someone’s day rather than go on display in an art gallery.
That said, the roundup has some really clever and creative ideas. So I hope you have fun choosing which design you are going to set about recreating.
There are ideas for painting, using Sharpie pens, decals, and temporary tattoos to adorn pumpkins.
I particularly love some of the cartoon character creations.
Whether you only have a few minutes to rush through a design or plan to spend hours creating your pumpkin, there is something in this roundup for you.
Hello, I’m Luci, founder of Mums Make Lists (Est. 2011). Over the last decade or so, I have combined my experience as a mum, journalist and shopping editor to create useful guides and lists of ideas and inspiration to make it easier for busy parents to plan and host kids’ parties and find great gifts. Plus I create beautiful party printables, from invites to party games. Read more.