Sure, jack-o-lanterns are great. But what about a no fuss, no-pumpkin-guts way to celebrate the spookiest of holidays? Create ingenious pumpkin displays that will outshine their counterparts. From pretty pastel pumpkins to glittery gourds, our list of fun, no carve pumpkins are filled with DIY options more imaginative than a carved pumpkin.
This no carve pumpkins DIY from Purely Katie features a “Fairytale Pumpkin,” a French heirloom variety. Add a coat of chalk paint and transform your pumpkins into something fit for a princess.
Check out this purrfect pumpkin from Lia Griffith. Make your farmhouse porch display the talk of the town with this festive feline.
These scary spiders (thankfully made of plastic) are the only arachnids we want near our porch. The Kim Six Fix has this DIY.
Play with metallic shades that make a dazzling statement piece. Add brush strokes after you’ve chosen a solid base color. This DIY is from THE MERRY THOUGHT.
These tiny monsters are easy doodles to add to any bare pumpkin. Plus, making this DIY from Real Simple will certainly keep kids entertained!
Flecks of Gold
This HOMEY OH MY no carve pumpkins DIY combines the best of both worlds. Elegant fall meets autumn glamor with these gourds.
Pick a sweet mini pumpkin and get to speckling those spots! This DIY from Paper and Stitch is uncomplicated and entertaining.
Give your gourds the indigo treatment with an Alice & Lois DIY. These pumpkins look like gorgeous works of art.
Talk about a favorite sweet for fall! This CRAFT + TELL DIY pumpkin makes us want to hop over to our local fall harvest festival for a yummy carmel apple.
Mud Cloth Pumpkins
These pumpkins are made to look like traditional mud cloth textiles! The best part? The DIY from HOMEY OH MY works with any pumpkin variety, from “Fairytale Pumpkins” to “Atlantic Giants.”
Paint Splatter Pumpkins
Check out this easy no-carve pumpkin DIY from Paper and Stitch. The best part is you can use any color paint that best fits your home’s color palette.
Confections of Confetti
If autumn’s warmer hues aren’t your fav, consider a confetti pumpkin from Cloudy DAY Gray. Mini white pumpkins, called “Ghost Pumpkins” aren’t so spooky when covered in rainbows. Just add pastel confetti to a layer of matte mod podge for this colorful display.
After you paint your base color, adorn your gourd with sparkly spots for a look full of pizazz. Get the full DIY from The Thinking Closet.
Try a Pun-kin!
We love these sweet pumpkins, puns, stems and all! Paint a pumpkin your preferred color (and don’t forget the stem for a striking look), and add a pun or two. Get the complete DIY from Studio DIY.