Halloween DIY: 5 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
After many years of difficulty carving the perfect pumpkin (not to mention the mess!) we've decided to give a couple of these amazing no carve DIY decorating ideas a try! Nothing against a good ol' carved pumpkin, but seriously, we had to give some of the amazing ideas we've seen a try. Shout out to Pinterest, as always, as well as all of the insanely creative bloggers who have shared their ideas. We've picked out 5 of our favourites that we think you will love -- and they'll definitely help step up our pumpkin decor game this Halloween.
1. Use a drill to create fun designs or prints on your pumpkin(s)
We've done these for a few years now, and not only are they easy, but they're a great way to get your man involved in the decorating process. As usual, we turned to Pinterest for some fun designs: from moons and stars, cats, flowers and more. From there, we stencilled the designs on the pumpkin with a pen or pencil, and drilled through them to create a beautiful design. All you have to do is cut a hole in the top to place a candle, and you have a stunning, unique and mess free pumpkin!
2. Melt some crayons!
We love this idea. All it requires are some coloured crayons, a hot glue gun and glue, a hair dryer, and a white pumpkin. In the images above, they've chosen to take off the stem, which is totally optional. We think it looks cool either way! First start but hot gluing the crayons (remove the paper) to the pumpkin. Let the glue dry. Once it's dry, take a hair dryer on high heat and blow dry the crayons, directing the dryer down to the floor so the crayons melt and drip evenly. This one takes a little bit of time and patience, but the end result is so fun!
3. Get creative with chalk paint and an oil based pen
This is probably the most sophisticated pumpkin DIY we've ever seen! And again, it's super easy! Click here for detailed instructions from lifestyle blog, Homey Oh My! Essentially, all you need are some pumpkins of various sizes, some chalk paint, and an oil based pen. They're SO pretty! And you can have play around with the designs and paint colours as well.
4. Wrap your pumpkin in some beautiful wrapping paper
Thanks to Pinterest, we came across this amazing and easy DIY idea from Sincerely Sara D. and absolutely love the way that it turned out! Sara refers to this idea as her "happy pumpkin" and we could not agree more. All you need is some great wrapping paper of your choice, scissors, some gold spray paint and Mod Podge - which is basically just a clear glue used to stick the wrapping paper to your pumpkin! Be sure to check out her step by step tutorial for this adorable idea now!
5. When in doubt, add flowers.
Yet another Pinterest gem and quite possibly our favourite pumpkin! Not only is this one still a little spooky, it is also super pretty and feminine. The best of both worlds! We love how the lovely ladies of The Merry Thought covered their pumpkin using a matte black spray paint and then glued each of the individual faux-flowers and petals to it in the shape of a moon. Isn't it beautiful?! We will definitely be giving this idea a try!