Halloween Made Easy - No Carve Pumpkins - Signature Homes

As the warm summer breeze guides us into fall, there are a few fan favorites of the new season including: leaves changing colors, delicious crisp apples, and of course pumpkins! It’s impossible to imagine your annual Halloween without carved pumpkins…or is it? There is no doubt that carved pumpkins are magical and nostalgic during this time of year but we’ve found 31 creative, no-carve ideas that look amazing and may change your mind about gutting your gourd this year. Get planning those Signature Homes No-Carve Pumpkin Parties!

  1. Leafy Centerpiece Pumpkin: Flatten fall foliage, brush decoupage glue on a white pumpkin and arrange.
  2. Mad for Plaid: Use Washi (similar to masking tape), to give your gourd a plaid over. Ready, set, get stickin’!
  3. Tattooed Pumpkins: Apply temporary tattoo for an edgy, eye-catching pumpkin.
  4. Candy Corn: Use cone-shape pumpkins and spray-paint each end to create oversized ombre candy corn.
  5. Sweater Pumpkins: Use an old sweater and twine to keep your pumpkin warm and looking festive!
  6. Trick-or-Treaters: Use last year’s costumes to dress up your gourds!
  7. Pumpkin Burger: Make a giant burger using crepe paper along with brown construction paper.
  8. Stickers: Paint your pumpkin black and adhere shiny silver stars, adhesive letters and sparkly designs.
  9. Puffy Paint Pumpkins: Give your gourd 3D dimension with puffy paint and studs.
  10. Spiderweb: Use kitchen twine or yarn to make a web around your pumpkin and attach plastic spider.
  11. Menacing Mummy: Use cheesecloth and black construction paper to create this mummy.
  12. Heavy Metal: Spray your pumpkin with gold, silver or bronze paint for a shiny outcome.
  13. Stocking Covered Pumpkins: Cover your pumpkins with printed stockings, that’s it!
  14. Ribbons: Get crafty and use leftover ribbon and rickrack to decorate your pumpkin.
  15. Colorful Crayon Drip: Make a colorful pumpkin with crayons, glue and a blow dryer.
  16. Miniature Bats: Draw bats on white pumpkins with a permanent marker.
  17. Glitter: Paint a pumpkin your favorite color and sprinkle with glitter to add some sparkle.
  18. Day of the Dead: Use puff paint and stencils to pull off Dia de los Muertos pumpkins.
  19. Touch of Lace: Use ribbon or lace, attach with Mod Podge. Paint your pumpkin a neutral color if you choose.
  20. Alien Invasion: Create something out of this world by painting a pumpkin black and gluing on creepy alien eyes.
  21. Chalkboard: Use chalkboard paint and change your design daily!
  22. Bedazzled: Using rhinestones and a hot glue gun, you can make sparkly pumpkins.
  23. Light it Up: String white light round your gourds to set a spooky mood.
  24. Masquerade Masks: Paint your pumpkin a bright color, then add a fancy feathered mask.
  25. Fabric Covered: Layer strips of fabric and cover with Mod Podge.
  26. Pumpkin Tacks: Attach tacks to form design or letters.
  27. Buttons: Polka dot your pumpkin with mismatched buttons.
  28. Pumpkin Profile: Print a face profile and transfer to pumpkin.
  29. Swarm of Bats: Use knotted black satin ribbons to resemble bat wings and attach to pumpkin.
  30. Elaborate Sharpie Patterns: Pumpkins are the perfect canvas for Sharpie designs, so go crazy.
  31. Spooky Silhouettes: Use a sinister stencil and black paint to create a spooky silhouette.

These are just a few ideas to help get your creative juices flowing while creating your holiday pumpkin decorations. Head to your nearest patch to grab some fresh pumpkins, be creative and let the ghoulish good times begin!

For more spooktacular decorating ideas you can check out our Signature Homes Fall and Halloween Pinterest boards. Be sure to follow Signature Homes on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Houzz and Instagram as we share news and updates about our exciting new home communities as well as helpful homeowner tips.

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