9 no-carve (and very chic) pumpkin DIYs from Pinterest

Sick of carving, scooping and lighting? Searching for nontraditional pumpkin decorating ideas? We rounded up nine pretty ways to decorate your pumpkin this Halloween without picking up a knife.

Ombre pumpkins

Stylish pumpkin decorating ideas FunkyTime

Skip the carving and make this gorgeous ombre pumpkin instead. It's so easy and so on trend. 

Get the how-to at Funkytime.

Chalkboard word find pumpkins

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Where there’s a will, there’s always some chalkboard paint. This pumpkin steps it up a notch by doubling as a puzzle. Brilliant. 

Get the how-to at Thistlewood Farms.

Nailhead trim pumpkins

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All you need to make these glorious pumpkins is paint, a hammer and some nails. 

Get the how-to at Lovely Indeed

Neon pumpkins

Stylish pumpkin decorating ideas For the Love of...

Go neon this Halloween with these awesome pumpkins. All you need is paint, glitter and stickers to create this look. 

Get the how-to at For the Love of.

Mod Podge book page pumpkins

Stylish pumpkin decorating ideas Creative Green Living

Pulling off this Modge Podge look isn’t easy, but it’s so worth it. Watch the Creative Green Living how to-video dedicated to this pumpkin DIY. Then choose your favorite font and have some fun. 

Get the how-to at Creative Green Living.

Confetti pumpkins

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Put leftover confetti to good use on these little gourds. 

Get the how-to at Made in a Day.

Neon-dipped pumpkins

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Say goodbye to boring pumpkin decorating ideas. The neon colors against the white pumpkins makes this pumpkin a major win.

Get the how-to at A Night Owl.

“Edgy chic” pumpkins

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Give your pumpkins an edgy look with black paint and gold studs.

Get the how-to at Erika Bretchel's blog.

Geometric pumpkins

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These geometric cutouts give pumpkins a clean and modern look.

Get the how-to at Happy Mundane.

A version of this article originally appeared on iVillage.


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