New No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas With Crafty Flair

Sheri Reed
Home & Garden
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metallic modern pumpkin lanterns

Halloween is just over a week away -- do you have your pumpkins carved or decorated for the holiday yet? Yeah, me either. Don't fret, though, there's still plenty of time and lots of new inspiration to be had.

We've rounded up some of our favorite pumpkin-decorating ideas from the web this week. And here's the really awesome part ... these four creative pumpkin ideas will totally get you out of carving. That's right -- no carving! That means you can keep these pumpkins around through Thanksgiving -- and, in some cases, for years to come.

You're welcome.

4 New Creative No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Love these Modern Pumpkin Lanterns (pictured above) from Nicole of Making It Lovely. And pssst, they're not made from real pumpkins so you can roll these decorations right into your modern Thanksgiving decor or, hey, next year!

glitter pumpkins

These elegant Glitter Pumpkins by Kathleen at Twig & Thistle are perfect for the mantel or an adult Halloween dinner party. These pretties are made from foam craft pumpkins (but you could do the same with real pumpkins, I imagine), and, hey, here's a craft that'll last a few years!

puff paint pumpkins

Who says puffy paint can't be hip? Not Sherry and John at Young House Love who created these awesome Puffy Paint Pumpkins. Again, not carved = will last through Thanksgiving. Yes!

paint pen pumpkins

How adorable is this Metallic Paint Pen Mini Pumpkin by Brittni of papernstich (via Ez at Creature Comforts). You can really have a creative heyday with paint pens. The design options are endless.

Or, if you really just need someone to co-sign the belief that some nice orange pumpkins in their natural state on your stoop are decoration enough, call me. While I really love all these crafty ideas, I can always, always appreciate a pretty orange stoop pumpkin.

What pretty pumpkin project is on your mind?


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