Pumpkins are always a great idea for decoration during the hallowed. The no-carve pumpkins make spectacular decorations to give your house that haunted and chilly feel.
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Apart from Halloween, no-carve pumpkin decorations can be used during other festive seasons like Christmas. The way to carve the pumpkin will be determined by the season you are preparing.
For a Christmas themed no-carve pumpkin décor, avoid creepily shaped such as jugged smiles or triangular carved eyes. Use colourful decorations like glitter for festive seasons.
For Halloween, do not be afraid to be as creepy and creative as possible. Below are some ideas for decorating no-carve pumpkin decorations.
No, carve pumpkin decorating kits
To cut your pumpkin, you will need various items to get the job done: here is a detailed list of some of the things that you need to start with the most important:
- Enough pumpkins with varied sizes and shapes.
- A carving knife
- Pair of scissors
- Strobe lights
- Ribbons glitter
- Marker pen
- Tracing paper
- Blow drier
Pumpkin carving kits and stencils aside, decorating a pumpkin for Halloween without carving is a great alternative. Without carving, a pumpkin will last a lot longer, will not get all moldy and black, and can be preserved for a great pumpkin soup or pie recipe.
If scooping out the seed-laden, goopy, and stringy pumpkin mess doesn’t sound like much fun, try a few of these no carve pumpkin decorating ideas for Halloween this fall.
No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Mr. Potato Head Style
Using a Mr. Potato Head kit, place eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and feet onto a small pumpkin and this will be one of the quickest and easiest ways to adorn a pumpkin without carving.
There are also many varieties of Mr. Potato Head kits available especially designed for Halloween pumpkin decorating, such as pirates, princesses, ninjas, and other spooky characters.
Don’t have time to get to the store for a pumpkin decorating kit? Try decorating the pumpkin with pushpins and recyclable plastic items such as water bottle covers or sturdy paper decorated and cut to look like eyes, nose, and mouth.
Use Household Craft Items to Adorn Halloween Jack-o-Lantern
With nontoxic colored markers, stickers, glitter glue, and even duct tape, a unique and fun jack-o-lantern can be created. Try some of these great no carve pumpkin decorating ideas using everyday craft items:
- Traditional Jack-o-Lantern. Make a traditional jack-o-lantern face using triangular cut pieces of black duct tape.
- Spooky Cat or Bat. Wrap a pumpkin with black tissue paper and make a spooky cat or bat with pieces of construction paper, silver and gold glitter glue, and jewelry wire for whiskers.
- Scary Painted Face. With nontoxic markers or paint, turn the pumpkin on its side and with the stem as a nose, draw a spooky Halloween face on the side of the pumpkin. Attach mop string or fiberfill on top to make hair, if desired.
- Sticker Pumpkin for Children. For young children, have them adorn a small sugar pumpkin with scary Halloween stickers.
- Spider Infested Pumpkin. Cover the pumpkin with scary Halloween spider webs and plastic black spiders.
- Pumpkin Mummy. Wrap the jack-o-lantern with white gauze and place googly eyes on it for a unique pumpkin mummy.
Use Pumpkin Stencils to Draw or Glitter Pumpkin
There are a huge amount of free pumpkin stencils available online and in Halloween magazine issues and many of them are really fabulous.
However, the thought of trying to carve a pumpkin using an intricate pumpkin stencil pattern can give anyone the creeps. Instead, try using a pumpkin stencil for tracing or glittering a pattern onto a pumpkin. For either method, secure the pumpkin stencil onto a large round pumpkin free from blemishes.
For glittering technique, put a good amount of glue onto the pumpkin pattern area and then sprinkle the glitter. Wait until the glitter dries slightly before removing the stencil and admire the results.
Drawing using the stencil is even easier. Use all different colored nontoxic markers (or paints) to trace the pumpkin stencil design.
Say goodbye to the sticky, moldy pumpkin mess this Halloween by adorning the Halloween jack-o-lantern without carving.
With the above no carve pumpkin decorating ideas there are endless possibilities for uniquely decorating a pumpkin.
Especially if young kids are involved, they will love these no mess methods of designing a pumpkin without even picking up a carving utensil, and the resulting jack-o-lantern will be just as spooky and pleasing.
No-Carve pumpkin decorating ideas
The best part about Halloween is that you can finally reveal your creepy side. But to do so, you need to be as creative as possible.
You don’t need to carve your pumpkin to get the job done, you won’t even need the knife, but ensure its close. All you need is a pair of scissors, a tracing pen and tracing paper, some glitter preferably back and glue, and maybe a hairdryer.
Trace the shape you want on paper, such as a spider. Use the scissors to cut out the shape, and be sure to be careful while cutting off the edges.
Align the tracing paper on the larger side of the pumpkin and spread glue inside the cut-out shape. Pour the glitter on the parts with glue.
Poor enough glue so that it spreads and sticks evenly. Wait a few minutes before removing the tracing paper. Also, you can use a hair blow dryer to set the glue.
You can also tie a dark bow on the top part of the pumpkin and use glue to attach buttons of different sizes on the side of the pumpkin. Write any word you want using the buttons.
Another viable idea, for the girls, will involve dried flowers. Find as many dried flowers as possible.
The flowers can be multi-coloured or of one colour. Spread glue all over the sides of the pumpkin. Then throw the petals over the pumpkin so that they are evenly attached and spread over the face of the pumpkin. Suspend the pumpkin with a string to allow the glue to dry evenly.
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Creativity is key to an excellent no-carve pumpkin decorations. You can use this strategy for your Christmas or Halloween decorations.
Do not be hesitant to try out new things, even using colourful bows and ribbons!