Get inspired to throw out your carving tools & grab your paintbrush: we’ve got 100 creative, no-carve pumpkin painting ideas to get you ready for Halloween!
According to everyone’s favorite go-to inspirational DIY source – Pinterest – no-carve painted pumpkins are trending! Halloween will be here before you know it – so, ladies, get your glue guns primed & make sure your craft drawer is stocked – today we’re getting creative with 100+ pumpkin ideas!
Back in the day, a good old fashioned Jack O Lantern was sufficient Halloween decor – now – not so much! Thanks to crafty bloggers, pumpkin decorating contests & Pinterest the no-carve painted pumpkin has taken over. Here are 100 fabulous ideas & techniques to inspire you.
Handmade Charlotte has the solution to creating fabulously stylish painted pumpkins – chalk paint & stencils!
Sequins & Polka Dots
Use a faux pumpkin so the sequins will stick! Plus, you’ll be able to use this cute idea via Sugar & Cloth year after year!
Drip painted pumpkins are IN! Get the full DIY tutorial on momdot
Rainbow Drip Painted
Or try this drip painted idea with kids – with or without glitter via Juggling With Kids
Studio DIY’s use of tattoo paper on pumpkins makes me smile.
The cutest no-carve pumpkins in town via Simple As That Blog
The glittered stems make these pumpkins a standout!
Use Nail Polish To Get The Marbled Look
Use nail polish, a little creativity & this DIY via Color Made Me Happy to make gorgeous marbled pumpkins!
Dip Dye Glitter
Rustic meets glamorous glitter dip-dye idea via The Farmer’s Daughter
Pour Art Pumpkins
Pour the paint on for a fun & fabulous DIY with or without kids via Dream A Little Bigger
Or decorate for Halloween & Fall with this brilliant time saving idea via Design Dazzle
Use Fresh Flowers
This unique pumpkin idea via The Merrythought uses a faux pumpkin – with fresh flowers
Black & White Glam
Add rhinestones (& a paper cache hat) to make your craft store pumpkin fabulous as seen on A Pumpkin And A Princess
Glow In The Dark
Perfect for a spooky front porch or a fall festival – or just because via Color Made Me Happy
Spooky Gold Patina
Go spooky with gold metallic paint & foam letters – details on The Craft Patch
Add a little glam to your front porch – in 20 minutes with this idea via Unoriginal Mom
Channel your creativity with this no-carve pumpkin idea via Homey Oh My
Sugar Skull Pumpkins
Get the DIY instructions on Casa Artelexia
Mess free & easy – with rainbow wash tape via Made With Happy
Find out how to make this next-level no carve pumpkin a reality on DecoArt
Cute & easy no carve pumpkin idea using a faux pumpkin via My Suburban Kitchen
Nail the string art look with this idea via Lovely Indeed
Boo Dripped Paint
Dripped craft paint & vinyl letters make a fun Halloween craft via House of Joyful Noise
Fabric + Mod Podge
Lokk at what a few dollar store pumpkins, paint, fabric scraps & mod podge can accomplish on Love Sweet Love
Donut Painted Pumpkin
Find the details on Studio DIY
Love this painted pumpkin idea via Taryn Whiteaker – no specialized design skills or tools necessary!
Fun painted pumpkin project with or without kids via Cloudy Day Gray
Super cute glittered painted pumpkin DIY via i heart naptime
Mini plastic pumpkins get a no carve makeover with acrylic paint, metallic spray paint & – of course – glitter!
How To Paint Gorgeous Pumpkins
Pumpkin painting 101 – via Alisa Burke
Liberace Style Bling
For extra – & I do mean extra – sparkle – go for the bling via Diva of DIY
If you’re as moderately obsessed with Kate Spade as I am – you’ll adore this no-carve, painted pumpkin idea via 204 Park
Kate Spade Inspired
Or this one from Sincerely, Sara D using spray paint, tape & stickers!
Create a pumpkin to impress in 30 minutes with this no-carve idea from Sand & Sisal
Get the details on how to mix neutrals with a touch of glamorous gold via The Crafted Sparrow
Find out how to DIY a gilded pumpkin for fall via Stone Gable
Vinyl Letter Pumpkins
Treat yourself to this fun idea via Lia Griffith
Get the 411 on how to DIY these cute mini unicorns via Posh Little Designs
Decorate with a swarm of bats as seen on No Biggie
Blast from the Past
Colorful, 90’s inspired pumpkin design via A Kailo Chic Life
An easy painted pumpkin idea via The Sassy Life
Cute copper tape no-carve pumpkin idea via Homey Oh My
How much do you adore this baseball idea? Find the full DIY plus a video that shows Jennifer Allwood explaining this no-carve pumpkin how-to on The Magic Brush
Use thumbtacks – from the Dollar Store – via Mom Advice
Neon Dip Painted
Neon paint on craft pumpkins via A Night Owl Blog
An easy DIY via LOVESOME to jazz up your pumpkins!
Take a look at this idea via C.R.A.F.T. that uses thumbtacks to create spooky ghosts!
Moon & Stars
Get the full tutorial on Oh So Beautiful Paper
No-Carve Pumpkin Contest Ideas
Hamburger & Fries Pumpkin
Get the details for this clever idea on Day By Day In Our World
Silly Masked Pumpkin Lady
Silly, creepy & easy via Alpha Mom
Channel Will with this awesome idea for a Stanger Things no carve pumpkin from Awesome With Sprinkles
Love this Snoopy idea via Meaningful Menagerie
Crayons – glue & – a blow dryer! See this simple & cute idea on Crafty Morning
Glow In The Dark
Get the details on how to make glow in the dark painted pumpkins (that last) on Handmade Charlotte
Go with the monster look with acrylic paint, polymer clay, glue & bolts – along with this 6 step tutorial + video from Instructables
Make the stem work as Pinnochio’s nose!
Adorable Disney inspired Dumbo may be the cutest no carve idea yet via As The Bunny Hops
Find Nemo & win the pumpkin decorating contest with this idea
If you’re a fan of Ariel & friends – you may want to check out this idea via rocksbydc via Instagram
How cute is this Grinch from Holly’s Home?
Simple & cute no carve pumpkin decor via i heart crafty things
Watch the video to see how to make these colorful no carve Trolls!
Dominate the pumpkin decorating contest or the neighborhood with this clever no carve painted pumpkin idea from My Life With A Cherry On Top
Easy & super fast pumpkin decor via Mother’s Niche
Celebrate Halloween with this awesome tutorial for both R2-D2 & C-3PO via DIY Candy
Make a Yoda pumpkin with this how to via Mama Bear Bedtime Books
If you’re looking for simple & budget-friendly – it doesn’t get better than this idea via She wears Many Hats
5 ways to make your pumpkin super – without a knife via delicious by dre
Micky & Minnie
Who doesn’t love Mickey & Minnie Mouse? check out the DIY on Crafty Morning
Another fabulous Disney-inspired no carve pumpkin project via As The Bunny Hops
Super cute candy themed pumpkins via Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons
Or make this witch with duck tape with a little help from The Crafty Blog Stalker
Harry Potter & Hedwig Pumpkins
Find this cool Harry Potter painted pumpkin idea on Housewife Eclectic
Cute – easy & perfect last-minute Harry Potter no carve pumpkin idea via Lovely Planner
Where The Wild Things Are
Add a bandana & a little hair & go with a Willie style pumpkin!
Learn how to create this no carve pumpkin on Artsy Mama
Sparkly Pumpkin Spider
A little glitter + a faux pumpkin & a little creativity via The Inspiration Vault
Fingerpainting pumpkin DIY via Mom Dot
Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head
Whether you’re out of craft supplies or not this idea from Let’s Explore is perfect for kids!
Funny no-carve pumpkin idea via Crafty Morning that’s simple enough to do with your kids!
Cute idea for a contest or for a not-so-spooky porch via Five Marigolds
Find out how to make a smiling Jack Skellington on Snapguide
Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkins
A super cute dollar store Halloween idea via Housewife Eclectic
DIY a Mike Wazowski pumpkin via The Farm Girl Gabs
Create a Candy Corn look using crayons on The Swell Designer
Go with a Pokemon theme with Resourceful Mama’s tutorial
Send a message with this funny painted idea from The Swell Designer