Thursday, October 13, 2011

How to "No Carve" a Pumpkin: Ideas for Halloween

I got a little sidetracked while editing my pumpkin patch photos (coming soon) from our trip to California...

I was thinking that since Little Sweets is just 2, we won't be teaching her how to handle a pumpkin-carving knife quite yet. Here are some amazing no-carve pumpkin decorating tutorials:

Lacy Pumpkin by BHG
Lacy Pumpkin by BHG
Painted Pumpkin by Alisa Burke
Painted Pumpkin by Alisa Burke
Glamorous Pumpkin with Rhinestones by BHG
Glamorous Pumpkin with Rhinestones by BHG
Sparkly Pumpkins by The Swell Life
Sparkly Pumpkins by The Swell Life
Rick Rack Pumpkins by Eddie Ross
Rick Rack Pumpkins by Eddie Ross
Breast Cancer Awareness Pumpkins by The Swell Life
Breast Cancer Awareness Pumpkins by The Swell Life
Decoupage Pumpkins by Little Birdie Secrets
Decoupage Pumpkins by Little Birdie Secrets
Tangled Web Pumpkin by BHG
Tangled Web Pumpkin by BHG
Glittery Pumpkin by BHG
Glittery Pumpkin by BHG
Chalkboard Pumpkins by Your Home Only Better
Chalkboard Pumpkins by Your Home Only Better
Painted Pumpkin by A Beautiful Mess
Painted Pumpkin by A Beautiful Mess

If you want some Halloween costume inspiration, check out my other posts:


Are you carving or no-carving this Halloween?

28 comments:

  1. Hi Tricia,

    I must say, these 'no carve' pumpkin variations do look stunning. I think I could have a go at one of these...maybe the lace one, that's really neat :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Fab inspiration! My favorite is the rhinestone spiderweb!


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  3. I love the no-carve approach! And even better if they last from year to year.

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  4. I no carved and painted my pumpkin with chalkboard paint! I can make a different face each day!

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    1. awesome idea! im always having to make a billion pumpkins because i have so many ideas! chalkboard paint is perfect!

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  5. ohhh... I love all these ideas. I think I'm going to do some of both!

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  6. Those are great pumpkins!! Weighing out the mess of carving a real one or trying one of the fun non carved pumpkins...hmmm :)

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  7. Wow, those are great! I especially love the lacy one and also the painted one at the end. If I didn't love carving pumpkins so much, I would try one of those this year! Maybe I will anyway... :)

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  8. Thanks for the great pumpkin ideas! :0)

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  9. I tell ya, pumpkins have come such a long way! Those are all really neat. :)

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  10. WOW - you found some great ideas! Love them all. Stop by to enter my giveaway for 100 printed postcards!

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  11. Great idea! No mess! I had a hard time Pinning just one. I stopped by from EBT to follow you.

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  12. Just got my pumpkins yesterday, Thanks for the inspiration. I am now following you.

    happylizard.blogspot.com

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  13. Great ideas! I am seriously thinking about the No carve thing this year. Less mess and much more creative:) I am a new follower!
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh I love these! I especially like the lace and painted ones. I have a 17 month old cutie so I have been trying to think of some pumpkin "carving" ideas that she can help with... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Cute! Thanks for putting together a fun collection.

    I found you through Made by You Mondays and I'm your newest follower, too. :-)

    Carissa @ Carissa's Creativity Space

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  16. Love this. I definitely plan to try the sequin pumpkin. Great ideas. :)

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  17. I'll never carve a pumpkin again! These are crazy beautiful!

    New follower - come by and follow back!

    Kyra @ caramelpotatoes.com

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  18. Love these out-of-the-box pumpkin ideas!

    Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime. Following you now. :)

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  19. We aren't carving this year either. thanks for such great links. I've pinned this on my pinterest to return to tomorrow. I especially love the lace one!

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  20. Great round-up! I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "feature" button.

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  21. I love this round up so much I featured it in my blog at http://bethannecreates.blogspot.com/2011/10/finally-decorating-for-halloween.html Thank you!

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  22. Awesome pumpkin decorating ideas. My favorite is the first one which is a little bit sexy!

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  23. I love your no carving ideas, great work. in case you want to try carving, visit my pumpkin carving ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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