31 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Put down that chisel because these no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas are the best mess-free way to decorate for fall.

Paint yourself an Instagram-worthy pumpkin to swoon over this Halloween with this list of the most creative ways to fancy up yo’ jack o’ lantern!

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Supplies we recommend for no-carve pumpkins

Modge Podge Sealing Spray

Modge Podge Sealing Spray

Acrylic Paint Pens

Acrylic Paint Pens

Paintbrush set


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We love uncovering new DIY Halloween decorations ideas, so we’ve put together 31 of the easiest, no-carve fall projects. They’ll make your home look super stylish and artistic even if you aren’t! All you need are a few supplies and these totally foolproof tutorials.

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1. DIY pun-kins via Studio DIY

Joke filled pumpkins

Millennial pink, Gen Y yellow, call it what you want but the pastel hues of these pun-tastic pumpkins have us totally obsessed.

Get the look with a paint set like this

Acrylic Pastel Paints

Acrylic Pastel Paints

2. Poisoned apple pumpkin via Cozy Reverie

poisoned apple pumpkin

Unleash your inner evil queen with this poisoned apple creation.

3. Chalkboard Pumpkins via Lovely Indeed

Halloween no carve pumpkins

If the rest of your decor uses light colors, then these matt black chalkboard pumpkins are just the thing to set it off. If you’re hosting a party, you could even use these to label your Halloween drinks for your guests.

If you need a steer for chalkboard paint, this is the best we’ve found and works great on pumpkins

Chalkboard Paint for DIY pumpkins

Chalkboard Paint

4. Disney Up pumpkin via A Pumpkin and a Princess

Up Pumpkin

This Up inspired pumpkin is so cute, don’t forget to paste a picture of it into your adventure book when you’re done.

5. Mummy pumpkin via Making it Milk Free

Halloween no carve pumpkins
These mummy pumpkins are cheap to make, and pretty-much disaster-proof if you find it hard to get a perfect finish. A family of different sized mummy pumpkins will look so adorable on your porch.

6. Word decorated pumpkin via Bliss Makes

Word pumpkins halloween

Using ready-made wood lettering really speeds up this impressive-looking project up. We’re all in for the matte terracotta and mint color combo too.

A set like this is just what you need

Wooden Alphabet Letters

Wooden Alphabet Letters

7. Sticker Pumpkin via At The Picket Fence

Halloween no carve pumpkins
Stickers can save the day for every lazy DIY-er, so this is a brilliant last-minute project.

Choose stickers like this with plenty of color options

Alphabet Letter Stickers

Alphabet Letter Stickers

8. Caramel pumpkin via Craft and Tell

Caramel apple pumpkins

This caramel apple looks so good, don’t be surprised if everyone wants to see if it’s real!

9. DIY lightbox pumpkin via Shrimp Salad Circus

DIY lightbox pumpkins

If you love lightbox messages then you’ll be all about this unique, reusable idea.

10. Unicorn pumpkin via Fun Money Mom

unicorn halloween pumpkin

Finding the perfect pumpkin project doesn’t have to be a ‘unicorn’: if ghosts and ghouls aren’t your thing and you have some time on your hands then try this artsy project out.

Complete the look with these spook-tacular signs

Trick or Treat Sign

Trick or Treat 5ft Sign

Let trick or treaters know where to stop with this adorable wooden sign
Salem Inn Sign

Old Salem Inn Sign

Meet us at the Salem Inn for a pitcher of olde witches brew!
Pumpkin Patch Sign

Pumpkin Patch Sign

We love this cute aluminium farmhouse sign

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