Oct. 18, 2014 at 7:22 AM ET
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.
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
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
All you need to make these glorious pumpkins is paint, a hammer and some nails.
Get the how-to at Lovely Indeed.
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
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.
Put leftover confetti to good use on these little gourds.
Get the how-to at Made in a Day.
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
Give your pumpkins an edgy look with black paint and gold studs.
Get the how-to at Erika Bretchel's blog.
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.