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Easy, no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas to put all those Jack-o-lanterns to shame

These will shine brighter than any tealight-lit gourds, promise

These will shine brighter than any tealight-lit gourds, promise

It's the weekend before Halloween. You're tired. You're stressed. And you can already hear those amped up kids knocking at your door. And you haven't even decorated yet!

Don't stress. We've got 2 no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas you can knock out while indulging in a glass of wine or maybe even a Pumpkin Spice Latté.

Pair it with a fang photo wall or make it part of a tablescape at your spooktacular Halloween dinner party.

We've also got a ton of Halloween ideas from costumes to entertaining here.

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Dotted Paint Pumpkin

What you'll need:

  • A pumpkin
  • Acrylic paint
  • Puffy paint
  • Empty plastic bottle with a small tip

Here's how to do it:

Paint your entire pumpkin in one solid colour using your acrylic paint, leaving the stem for some rustic charm. Let it dry.

Fill your plastic bottle with some puffy paint (or use the bottle that it comes in) and dot around your pumpkin in any pattern you'd like. In this example we started in a circle at the top of the pumpkin and worked our way down the pumpkin.

Allow it to dry completely.

Try replacing the dotted paint with gems you get at the dollar store for a more ~glamorous~ pumpkin.

Flower Pumpkin

Here's what you'll need:

  • Pumpkin
  • Acrylic paint
  • Flowers (real or fake)
  • Glue gun

Here's how to do it:

Paint your entire pumpkin in one solid colour using your acrylic paint, leaving the stem for some rustic charm. Let it dry.

Remove the stems from your flower.

Glue gun them in an organic way across your pumpkin. Add in varying size of flowers with small greenery and buds to give the look some dimension.

Allow the glue to dry.