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No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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Hey everyone! As stated in a previous post, my goal this year is to be able to decorate my home for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, without breaking the bank, but look fun and festive at the same time. Since Halloween is next month, this has been my main focus for the past month, and I'm finding all kinds of ways to save money on Halloween decorations, but also new ways to decorate with common things most people buy to have around the home every year. 


Everyone, or at least most people, buy pumpkins for the fall season. Some carve them, others just leave them sitting on porch steps untouched, and others (like the ones featured in this post) have come up with some extremely original ways to decorate their pumpkins that require NO CARVING! I love the way pumpkins look in the fall, and I don't mind carving them (I find it fun!), but once you carve them, they begin to rot and don't last. Over the past few years we haven't carved many pumpkins, but we have decorated our porch with giant pumpkins in their natural orange beauty. This year, after seeing these no carve pumpkin decorating ideas, I'm going to make a few of my own. 


Of course, I always use Pinterest to search out bloggers who are doing  fantastic job, and post them here for you to check out as well. This allows you to either make it yourself, or inspire you to come up with your own. I hope the no carve pumpkin decorating ideas stirs you to try something new. 



If you like the idea of not having to carve a pumpkin, but still want to do something different painting your pumpkin is the easiest thing. You can paint your pumpkin to look any way you want it to. If you want to match your decor, you can easily stay festive without having to change the current colors or theme to your room or porch. I like to try and stay with a fall color scheme so that I can keep things in place through Thanksgiving as well. 


I love Disney, and this pumpkin reminds me of Cinderella's coach. If you have little girls running around your home who will become Princesses on Halloween, this tutorial is definitely one you should check out. I would love to do this, but it looks time consuming, and I just don't know if this is one I will get around to. I have been setting aside more personal time to do whatever I want, and this may be one of those projects that I showcase.You can find the instructions at Craft Smile


I already know my daughter is going to want to do these, and I won't mind doing them. These are adorable. What makes this even better is that these are done on small pumpkins which can easily be placed on a counter for decorating. Also, you can find fake pumpkins at the Dollar Tree that come in a bundle and paint some of those as well. If you like Dollar Tree crafts then check out: Halloween Dollar Tree DIY Projects


I thought this was a simple, yet very fall way to decorate a pumpkin that can easily stay out until Thanksgiving. This is done with tissue paper and decoupage glue and could be easily done with supplies you have around the house. You can find the instructions at The Daily Basics


Another version of a painted pumpkin, that if I had the artistic talent with paint to do, I most certainly would attempt this work of art. If you decide to do this pumpkin, please post pictures in the comments below so that I can see it because this is stunning. If you are interested, you can check out how it was done at Craft Berry Bush


Now this galaxy pumpkin is definitely something that I would do as a no carve pumpkin project. I love stars (most of my tattoos are stars), and I could definitely see this sitting on my porch. If you want to do this project for yourself, check out Dream a Little Bigger


This is simple, and I am making these this year for Halloween. I love the way these light up without having to carve them. Who would have thought to use spray paint to make your pumpkins glow. If you want to know how they did it check out One Little Project


I loved how simple this was, almost requiring no effort. All you need is a scrap piece of lace and some white paint, and you are good to go. If you want to know more about this project, you can check out Digs Digs


I wasn't surprised when I found this project. People have marbled almost anything you can think of, and the reason is because the results are absolutely stunning. I've marbled several things myself. If you want to know The Do's and Dont's of marbling, or how it's done, you can check out DIY: Marble Nail Polish Coaster. If you want to know more about the pumpkins and how they were made you can check out Alice and Lois


Another fad that went around Pinterest were the melted crayon projects, and this has also been tried on just about anything you can think of, so I wasn't surprised when I saw someone had tried it. This is a very simple project and if you've been needing something to do with those old and broken crayons, this is a great way to recycle. Check out the tutorial here at Princess Pinky Girl


This is a pretty cool way to dress up a pumpkin, and honestly I don't know if I would have ever considered doing anything like this, which is why this project made it on the list. This looks fun to do. You can find out these no carve pumpkins were made at Midwest Living


I think this is really cute, and ANYONE could make a pumpkin like this. The possibilities to what you could glue down to a pumpkin and decorate with are endless, and people have tried all kinds of things, but I really like the way this one was done. It's simple enough to knock out quickly, but still looks fantastic, and this time of year, these are the types of projects I am looking for. 


This is so elegant and again, extremely simple to do. Grab some scraps of tool and a can of spray glitter and you have yourself a no carve pumpkin that is decorated in less than 5 minutes. If you I actually do get around to trying the Cinderella pumpkin above, I would add a couple of these in the background to have additional decor. 

I love these ideas and can't wait to try a couple of these myself, so be on the look out for those tutorials soon. If you are still looking for Halloween DIY ideas, you can check out these articles as well that offer additional projects that are budget friendly. You can check out Free Halloween Printables and Halloween Dollar Tree DIY

I hope you guys enjoyed these ideas! If you try any, please do not hesitate to put your finished products in the comments. You can also suggest other ideas. 

Have a blessed day!
Jess
Geeks and Glitter.





NOTE: Some of these images I found through Google, so I'm not sure who the original image belongs to, but this seems simple enough that we could wing this from home. If you know who this belongs to, I would love to give them credit. 

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