6 Super Cool No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Let's face it, carving pumpkins isn't the most convenient (or clean) of fall activities, so I thought it might be fun to gather together a few fun pumpkin decorating alternatives like those beautifully patterned painted pumpkins from Alisa Burke pictured above. 

Click through to see 5 more great ideas below!

White paint and rick rack, I'm so in. Love these pretties from Eddie Ross


Break out the ModPodge, it's time to get crazy! This fun idea was spotted over at Make and Takes


I love monograms and the idea of putting one on pumpkin is pure inspiration. See the tutorial here from The Butlers


Don't these remind you of Faberge eggs? So delicate and beautiful! See more here from Alisa Burke


A swarm of paper bats, ahhhh!! I think it looks so cool, what a great idea from No Biggie!


How do you feel about pumpkin carving? Love the tradition or can't stand the mess? 

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bills... billsfan1104

Those are cool. I saw ones that looked like candy corn.

Deweymom Deweymom

I like to bling out my pumpkins...especially on "ghost" pumpkins....stick on rhinestones and glitter paint for the kids. We (and by we, I mean my husband) carves 1 or 2 the day before Halloween.

Thank you for not putting these pictures in a slide show.

lalab... lalaboosh

I like to carve and paint pumpkins. Once I carved a starry night with a witch and a moonlit tree and painted it black. So cool.

godde... goddess99

The mess doesn't bother me but these are really beautiful.

lalas... lalasmama2007

We like carving pumpkins. If you set up your work area before carving, I don't find it to be a big mess....plus you get seeds to roast.

Bmat Bmat

Very creative! Exquisite!  I don't have enough time to do these, but they are really beautiful!

count... countrygirlkat

We love to carve pumpkins but these are cool things to do as well!

Kmakk... Kmakksmom

I love those!  We just carve them, but it's nothing elaborate.

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