100 Brilliant No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas Inspired By Pinterest

Get inspired to throw out your carving tools and grab your paintbrush: we have 100 creative, no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas to prepare you 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 and make sure your craft drawer is stocked. Today, we’re getting creative with 100+ pumpkin ideas.

100 Creative No-Carve Painted Pumpkin Ideas! The best Halloween craft ideas for autumn- 100 painted pumpkins! Give a dollar store pumpkin a makeover or drip paint your pumpkin with crayons or nail polish! You’ll love these no carve pumpkin ideas & crafts for festivals, pumpkin decorating contests & home decor! Don’t miss the Disney pumpkins for kids! Best no carve painted pumpkins ever! #nocarvepumpkins #pumpkin #pumpkins #nocarve #ideas #crafts #Halloween #pumpkinideasforkids #pumpkindecorating

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, and Pinterest, the no-carve-painted pumpkin has taken over.

Here are 100 fabulous ideas and techniques to inspire you. 

Chalk Painted

Image: Handmade Charlotte

Handmade Charlotte has the solution to creating fabulously stylish painted pumpkins – chalk paint and stencils.

Sequins & Polka Dots

Image: Sugar & Cloth

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

Image: mom dot

Drip-painted pumpkins are IN! Get the full DIY tutorial on momdot.

Rainbow Drip Painted

Image: Juggling With Kids

Or try this drip-painted idea with kids – with or without glitter via Juggling With Kids.

Pun-Kins

Image: Studio DIY

Studio DIY’s use of tattoo paper on pumpkins makes me smile.

Woodland Creatures

Image: Simple As That Blog

The cutest no-carve pumpkins in town via Simple As That Blog.

Watercolor

Image: Nest of Posies

The glittered stems make these pumpkins a standout.

Use Nail Polish To Get The Marbled Look

Image: Color Made Me Happy

Use nail polish, a little creativity, and this DIY via Color Made Me Happy to make gorgeous marbled pumpkins.

Dip Dye Glitter

Image: The Farmer’s Daughter

Rustic meets glamorous glitter dip-dye idea via The Farmer’s Daughter.

Pour Art Pumpkins

Image: Dream A Little Bigger

Pour the paint on for a fun and fabulous DIY with or without kids via Dream A Little Bigger .

Sharpie Art

Image: Design Dazzle

Or decorate for Halloween and Fall with this brilliant time saving idea via Design Dazzle

Use Fresh Flowers

Image: The Merrythought

This unique pumpkin idea via The Merrythought uses a faux pumpkin – with fresh flowers.

Black & White Glam

Image: A Pumpkin And A Princess

Add rhinestones (and a paper cache hat) to make your craft store pumpkin fabulous as seen on A Pumpkin And A Princess .

Glow In The Dark

Image: Color Made Me Happy

Perfect for a spooky front porch or a fall festival – or just because via Color Made Me Happy.

Spooky Gold Patina

Image: The Craft Patch

Go spooky with gold metallic paint & foam letters – details on The Craft Patch.

Glitter Monogram

Image: Unoriginal Mom

Add a little glam to your front porch – in 20 minutes with this idea via Unoriginal Mom

Splattered Paint

Image: Homey Oh My

Channel your creativity with this no-carve pumpkin idea via Homey Oh My.

Sugar Skull Pumpkins

Image: Casa Artelexia

Get the DIY instructions on Casa Artelexia .

Washi Tape

Image: Made With Happy

Mess free and easy – with rainbow wash tape via Made With Happy.

Owl

Image: DecoArt

Find out how to make this next-level no carve pumpkin a reality on DecoArt.

Witch

Image: My Suburban Kitchen

Cute and easy no carve pumpkin idea using a faux pumpkin via My Suburban Kitchen.

String Art

Image: Lovely Indeed

Nail the string art look with this idea via Lovely Indeed.

Boo Dripped Paint

Image: House of Joyful Noise

Dripped craft paint and vinyl letters make a fun Halloween craft via House of Joyful Noise.

Fabric + Mod Podge

Image: Love Sweet Love

Look at what dollar store pumpkins, paint, fabric scraps, and mod podge can accomplish on Love, Sweet Love.

Donut Painted Pumpkin

Image: Studio DIY

Find the details on Studio DIY.

Modern Metallic

Image: Taryn Whiteaker

Love this painted pumpkin idea via Taryn Whiteaker – no specialized design skills or tools necessary.

Colorful Confetti

Image: Cloudy Day Gray

Fun painted pumpkin project with or without kids via Cloudy Day Gray.

Glittered Pumpkins

Image: i heart naptime

Super cute glittered painted pumpkin DIY via i heart naptime.

Glitter Frosted

Image: Bre Pea

Mini plastic pumpkins get a no-carve makeover with acrylic paint, metallic spray paint, and—of course—glitter! 

How To Paint Gorgeous Pumpkins

Image: Alisa Burke

Pumpkin painting 101 – via Alisa Burke.

Liberace Style Bling

Image: Diva of DIY

For extra – andI do mean extra – sparkle – go for the bling via Diva of DIY.

Kate Spade

Image: 204 Park

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

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Sincerely, Sara D

Or this one from Sincerely, Sara D using spray paint, tape and stickers!

Gilded Gold

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Sand & Sisal

Create a pumpkin to impress in 30 minutes with this no-carve idea from Sand & Sisal.

Tribal

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: The Crafted Sparrow

Get the details on how to mix neutrals with a touch of glamorous gold via The Crafted Sparrow.

Gilded Pumpkins

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Stone Gable

Find out how to DIY a gilded pumpkin for fall via Stone Gable.

Vinyl Letter Pumpkins

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Lia Griffith

Treat yourself to this fun idea via Lia Griffith.

Mini Unicorns

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Posh Little Designs

Get the 411 on how to DIY these cute mini unicorns via Posh Little Designs .

Batty

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: No Biggie

Decorate with a swarm of bats as seen on No Biggie.

Blast from the Past

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: A Kailo Chic Life

Colorful, 90’s inspired pumpkin design via A Kailo Chic Life .

Splatter Paint

Image: The Sassy Life

An easy painted pumpkin idea via The Sassy Life.

Copper

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Homey Oh My

Cute copper tape no-carve pumpkin idea via Homey Oh My.

Baseball Y’all

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: The Magic Brush

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 .

Thumbtacks

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Mom advice

Use thumbtacks – from the Dollar Store – via Mom Advice.

Neon Dip Painted

Image: A Night Owl Blog

Neon paint on craft pumpkins via A Night Owl Blog.

Chevron

Image: LOVESOME

An easy DIY via LOVESOME to jazz up your pumpkins!

Thumbtacks

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: C.R.A.F.T.

Take a look at this idea via C.R.A.F.T. that uses thumbtacks to create spooky ghosts!

Moon & Stars

Image: Oh So Beautiful Paper

Get the full tutorial on Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Hamburger & Fries Pumpkin

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Day by Day in Our World

Get the details for this clever idea on Day By Day In Our World.

Silly Masked Pumpkin Lady

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Alpha Mom

Silly, creepy and easy via Alpha Mom.

Stranger Things

Image: Awesome with Sprinkles

Channel Will with this awesome idea for a Stranger Things no carve pumpkin from Awesome With Sprinkles.

Snoopy

Image: Meaningful Menagerie

Love this Snoopy idea via Meaningful Menagerie.

Melted Crayon

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

See what you can do with crayons + glue + a blow dryer! Get the details on Crafty Morning. 

Glow In The Dark

Image: Handmade Charlotte

Get the details on how to make glow in the dark painted pumpkins (that last) on Handmade Charlotte.

Baby Groot

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: As The Bunny Hops

Frankenstein

Image: Instructables

Go with the monster look with acrylic paint, polymer clay, glue and bolts – along with this 6 step tutorial + video from Instructables.

Pinocchio

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

Make the stem work as Pinnochio’s nose!

Dumbo

Image: As The Bunny Hops

Adorable Disney inspired Dumbo may be the cutest no carve idea yet via As The Bunny Hops.

Nemo

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: The Harris Sisters

Find Nemo & win the pumpkin decorating contest with this idea.

Little Mermaid

If you’re a fan of Ariel & friends – you may want to check out this idea via rocksbydc via Instagram.

The Grinch

Image: Holly’s Home

How cute is this Grinch from Holly’s Home?

Owl

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: i heart crafty things

Simple & cute no carve pumpkin decor via i heart crafty things.

Trolls

Image: The Keeper of the Cheerios

Watch the video to see how to make these colorful no carve Trolls!

Gumball Pumpkin

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: My Life With A Cherry On Top

Dominate the pumpkin decorating contest or the neighborhood with this clever no carve painted pumpkin idea from My Life With A Cherry On Top.

Mummies

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Mother’s Niche

Easy and super fast pumpkin decor via Mother’s Niche.

Star Wars

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: DIY Candy

Celebrate Halloween with this awesome tutorial for both R2-D2 & C-3PO via DIY Candy.

Yoda

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Mama Bear Bedtime Books

Make a Yoda pumpkin with this how to via Mama Bear Bedtime Books.

BB-9E

Image: Desert Chica

Googley Eyes

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: She Wears Many Hats

If you’re looking for simple and budget-friendly – it doesn’t get better than this idea via She wears Many Hats.

Superheros

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: delicious by dre

5 ways to make your pumpkin super – without a knife via delicious by dre.

Sports Themed

Micky & Minnie

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Crafty Morning

Who doesn’t love Mickey and Minnie Mouse? check out the DIY on Crafty Morning.

Frozen

Image: A Pumpkin And A Princess

Maleficent

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: As The Bunny Hops

Another fabulous Disney-inspired no carve pumpkin project via As The Bunny Hops.

M&M’s

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Super cute candy themed pumpkins via Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons.

Witch

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: The Crafty Blog Stalker

Or make this witch with duck tape with a little help from The Crafty Blog Stalker.

Harry Potter & Hedwig Pumpkins

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Housewife Eclectic

Find this cool Harry Potter painted pumpkin idea on Housewife Eclectic.

Harry Potter

Image: Lovely Planner

Cute, last-minute Harry Potter no carve pumpkin idea via Lovely Planner.

Where The Wild Things Are

Image: Amy Melendz

Duck Dynasty

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: My Life With A Cherry On Top

Add a bandana, a little hair and go with a Willie style pumpkin!.

Puppy Pumpkin

Image: Artsy Mama

Learn how to create this no carve pumpkin on Artsy Mama.

Sparkly Pumpkin Spider

Image: The Inspiration Vault

A little glitter + a faux pumpkin & a little creativity via The Inspiration Vault .

Toddler-Friendly

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: MomDot

Fingerpainting pumpkin DIY via Mom Dot.

Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head

Image: Let’s Explore

Whether you’re out of craft supplies or not this idea from Let’s Explore is perfect for kids!

Minions

Image: Crafty Morning

Funny no-carve pumpkin idea via Crafty Morning that’s simple enough to do with your kids!

Hello Kitty

Image: Five Marigolds

Cute idea for a contest or for a not-so-spooky porch via Five Marigolds.

Jack Skellington

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: Snapguide

Find out how to make a smiling Jack Skellington on Snapguide.

Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkins

Image: Housewife Eclectic

A super cute dollar store Halloween idea via Housewife Eclectic.

Monsters Inc

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: The Farm Girl Gabs

DIY a Mike Wazowski pumpkin via The Farm Girl Gabs.

Monsters

Image: Everyday Dishes

Candy Corn

Image: The Swell Designer

Create a Candy Corn look using crayons on The Swell Designer.

Pokemon

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
Image: The Resourceful Mama

Go with a Pokemon theme with Resourceful Mama’s tutorial.

Grumpy Cat

Image: The Swell Designer

Send a message with this funny painted idea from The Swell Designer .

Woah. That was a lot of pumpkin action. Hopefully, you have found a few ideas and a lot of inspiration to decorate this Halloween. While you’re here, check out these fabulous Fall tips and recipes! Thanks for reading.

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