I absolutely adore Halloween and the entire fall season, but not for the same reason as my kids. In fact, I kinda hate all the things about the holiday that they seem to love. Trick-or-Treating annoys me. Costumes make me crazy. And, Jack-O-Lanterns? Ick!
Carving pumpkins makes me squeamish. It’s messy, it’s challenging, and they never last long enough to make it worth all the work. Over the years, we’ve attempted a variety of non-carving ideas to decorate our pumpkins. The girls have stickered, painted, and hammered, but we always come back to carving pumpkins.
I’m convinced we just haven’t landed on the right method to grab their attention yet. So, I went on a Pinterest hunt for awesome no-carve solutions. The cool thing about these decorating techniques is you can even buy fake, crafting pumpkins to enjoy your creation year after year.
Here are 22 amazing ideas for decorating pumpkins:
Looking for pumpkin carving templates? Visit Spoonful.com for ideas!
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