Fun Friday – Stylish No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Play with neon hues and metallics for a two-tone pumpkin that makes a bright statement. Brush or dip one half and let dry. Then tape off and color the other half.

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Happy Friday 🙂  How was your week?  I hope you had an enjoyable one.  If you live in the U.S. it’s really a tense time right now, with the next debates & elections coming up. (Sigh) Ok, well enough about that.  I  have a good distraction for you. (For the moment anyway 🙂 ) Last week we picked out pumpkins, so now its time to decorate them!

The kids will love to help out with this part, believe me 🙂  I personally don’t care for the creepy, scary, decor…so I’ve found some alternatives.  There are several various patterns & styles you can choose from, without even having to carve them.  So, let’s check them out!

 

Cut-& Paste

Paper leaves encircling a white pumpkin make a graphic statement. Trace fallen leaves onto orange, yellow and dark red tissue paper; (or whatever color you choose) cut tracings out and stick them to pumpkin using decoupage glue. With a flat-head bristle brush, push from leaves’ outer edges toward the centers to pucker paper slightly and create “veins”; let dry. Brush a thin layer of glue over pumpkin.

 

Wire Twig Garland

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For those of you who like to keep it simple, all you need for a perfect pumpkin is a fall garland. This requires no paint (meaning no mess) and you can bend and twist the wire twigs to your liking!

 

Hearth Warming

 

Stamp Of Approval

A candy buffet gets some Halloween spirit, thanks to no-carve pumpkins. To create the patterns, tape on multiple store-bought stencils (simple graphic designs work best), brush over them with black acrylic paint and you're done. Get the tutorial »

A candy buffet, no-carve pumpkins display. To create the patterns, tape on multiple store-bought stencils (simple graphic designs work best), brush over them with black acrylic paint and you’re done.

 

Color Blocked

Play with neon hues and metallics for a two-tone pumpkin that makes a bright statement. Brush or dip one half and let dry. Then tape off and color the other half.

Play with neon hues and metallics for a two-tone pumpkin that makes a bright statement! Brush or dip one half and let dry. Then tape off and color the other half.

 

Pretty cool huh?  I don’t know about you, but I am really feeling these ideas! The point is, to have fun, so I hope you enjoyed them. 🙂  Feel free to add any of your own decor ideas in the comments as well.  Oh, don’t forget, we’re still checking off our bucket list, we have a few more weeks to go, so I’ll give you an update next Friday…Ok, until next time, “Toodles!” 🙂

 

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Fun Friday – Stylish No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

  1. Pingback: #FunFriday – Cool Fall Kid Party Ideas | Hunt's Clubhouse

  2. Wow! These are wonderful ideas! I don’t care for scary decorations either, so this is right up my alley. This year, my little girl’s pre-K1 class is having a pretty pumpkin contest, so I’ll be sure to try at least one of these ideas.

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  3. Gorgeous..love the ‘colour blocked’ pumpkin. It’s funny here in Canberra (Australia) we have local elections and I am so tired of them also and then we put on the news and we get yours…need a break!!!

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