18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins
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18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are tons of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve rounded up 18 of our favorite DIY designs. We can’t wait to get started with these super chic ideas.

1. Skull & Cross Bones: Nothing says Halloween quite like a skull and crossbones. This is the perfect pick, if you’re dressing up as a pirate. (via Woman’s Day)

2. Glittered: Glittered gourds are one of our favorite table decorations. You can use loose glitter and glue or glitter spray paint to make it easier on yourself. (via Martha Stewart)

3. Swarm of Bats: Go three dimensional with this batty pumpkin. It looks as though it might just take flight. (via Spoonful)

4. Thumbtacks: We’ve seen lots of thumbtack pumpkin decorating ideas, but we love the way it looks on these white ones—especially the pointed collar on the left. (via Kelli Trontel)

5. Doily Pumpkin: A simplified take on the lace pumpkin, this tutorial uses a doily. Simply cut out the center and place it over the top of the gourd. (via BHG)

6. Metallic Pumpkins: Simple and chic, we love these metallic pumpkins made with a range of spray paints. (via Real Simple)



7. Candy Corn: Another classic, this ombre candy corn design makes for one sweet pumpkin. (via BHG)

8. Decoupage Bugs: Creepy and crawly, thanks to the printables available in this post you can decorate this pumpkin in about 15 minutes. (via Mr. Kate)

9. Melted Crayon: Another great crayon DIY, this dripping pumpkin is a colorful addition to your stoop. We’re guessing just using red crayons would make for an awesome bleeding pumpkin, too. (via The Swede Home)



10. Chalkboard Paint: One of our favorites from our chalkboard paint roundup, these pumpkins can be decorated and redecorated as many times as you like. (via Real Simple)



11. Lace Pumpkins: If you can’t find white pumpkins, give your orange ones a couple of coats of spray paint to make these gothic gourds. (via Honestly WTF)

12. String-Wrapped: A great way to do colorful pumpkins, we can also imagine this string wrapped idea turning into a more mummy-esque pumpkin. (via P.S. I Made This)

13. Ombre: These colorful pumpkins are calling our name. We think they’d be great as a Halloween party centerpiece. (via Funky Time)

14. Jack-o’-Lantern Totem: You don’t have to carve your pumpkin to get a jack-0′-lantern. Add funny faces and stack them up to make a silly totem to go by your front door. (via HGTV)

15. Silhouette Pumpkin: Make pumpkins for each member of the family with this silhouette tutorial. (via BHG)

16. Minimalist Painted: If you like Halloween, but want to keep it classy, go for these geometric orange and white pumpkins (via Oleander + Palm)

17. Metallic Herringbone: Start with a metallic painted pumpkin and then take it to the next level by adding a herringbone pattern. Follow the ridges of the pumpkin for an easy guide. (via Lacquer & Linen)

18. Color Block: We saved our favorite for last. We guarantee these color block mini pumpkins will be part of our celebrations this year. (via Illi Style)

Which of these no-carve ideas is your favorite! Tell us in the comments below!