Pumpkin carving is an ancient tradition, but it’s not for everyone. If you can’t stand the smell, hate sticking your hands in the pumpkin guts or just want to do something outside the box this Halloween – here’s twenty pumpkin decorating ideas with no carving required.
Turn your pumpkin into a giant candy apple! Sticking with Halloween traditions, using paint and a dowel instead of knives.
This colourful explosions is created using melted wax crayons. Check out the tutorial.
For elegant, grown up pumpkins – try wrapping them in fairy lights.
Use your office supplies to make this push-pin pumpkin.
We love this super cute mummy pumpkin with googly eyes.
Spell out words with these harvest-inspired designs.
Or try out this simple silly spider.
Create a grid and stitch patterns into the pumpkin.
It All Started with Paint talks us through how to create this effective bats on pumpkin look.
Take the opportunity to recycle and cover your pumpkins in old newspaper.
Get the kids involved with colourful googly eyes.
For an inexpensive idea (and one that looks really satisfying) use gold tacks.
Use fashion paint to create these vampire inspired pumpkins
Or use spray paint to create this candy corn effect.
Wrap in vines to create these unique centrepieces.
This one is perfect for a masquerade party.
For fans of Tim Burton, here’s a pumpkin based on Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
We loved these subtle brushed pumpkins – here’s the tutorial.
And here’s one created with dripping paint.
Finally, try some glow in the dark paint for this eye catching design.