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22 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

By Just Heather |

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:

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No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Fabric Wrapped

This is a simple way to make your pumpkin decor stand out. Simply wrap in your favorite fabrics for a soft look.
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About Just Heather


Just Heather

Heather Sokol babbles about shoes, cocktails, and, mostly, her family. She and her geeky husband are raising four kids and losing sanity daily. They live their gluten free life on a budget while Heather shares her deals, tips and coupon savvy. Read more on her blog Just HeatherTwitter or Pinterest. Read bio and latest posts → Read Heather's latest posts →

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One thought on “22 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

  1. heather says:

    these are awesome ideas thank you!

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