The Uncarved Decorated Pumpkin

Carving a pumpkin for Halloween is a tradition but what if you don’t want to use knives around little ones or if you’re just looking for a new way to decorate your Halloween jack o’lanterns? Use these ideas for ways to decorate a Halloween pumpkin without carving it.

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Painted Pumpkins

The most obvious way to decorate a whole pumpkin is by painting it or drawing on it with markers. Add a wig, yarn or a hat to the top and you’ve got a rocking Halloween pumpkin that will last longer than a carved one.

Vegan’s Delight Pumpkin

Use fruits, vegetables, gourds and other edible items to decorate a pumpkin. Toothpicks are a very easy way to attach the food items to the pumpkin. This delicious looking Halloween treat makes a great centerpiece.

Pumpkin Man

Much like a snow man, find three pumpkins and stack them on top of each other. Use traditional snowman accessories and attach them with glue to your pumpkins. If your pumpkins won’t stick together very well you can glue together or stake them together with a wooden dowel.

Decoupaged Pumpkin

Use decoupage glue and images copied to paper to cover your pumpkin with a decoupaged masterpiece. Create a story by wrapping images around the pumpkin or use old family photos of Haloweens past to make a big impression.


About the Author
Kristin is a freelance writer and runs a decorative paint business.