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Posted on Sep 27, 2012

37 Easy DIY No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

No need to wield a giant knife, risking injury to yourself and others. These no-carve pumpkin ideas will help your pumpkins last longer, too.

1. The Glitter Pumpkin

2. The Blinged-Out Pumpkin

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Glue rhinestones on to create a faux spider web.

3. The Patterned Pumpkin

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I'm partial to the argyle pumpkin.

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Or use decorative Scotch tape for a really easy plaid pumpkin.

4. The Thumbtack Pumpkin

5. The Chalkboard Pumpkin

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Decorate with a scary (or helpful) message.

6. The Black Cat Pumpkin

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Add black construction paper ears to a chalkboard-painted pumpkin.

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Or you could go the Hello Kitty route.

7. The decoupaged pumpkin.

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Get the directions here.

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These decoupaged pumpkins are works of art.

8. The Mummy Pumpkin

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Get the super easy tutorial here.

9. The Sexy Lace Pumpkin

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This idea comes from Better Homes and Gardens.

10. The Painted Pumpkin

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All you need is paint (ribbon optional).

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These white pumpkins look gorgeous in this white-themed room..

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Use tape for a color block effect.

11. The Doily Pumpkin

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Use a doily as a stencil and spraypaint. Full how-to is here.

12. The Studded Wire Pumpkin

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Get the tutorial here.

13. The Fabric-Covered Pumpkin

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Read the tutorial here.

14. The Sweater Pumpkin Cozy

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Follow the directions here, which are very similar to the fabric pumpkin.

15. The Puffy Paint Pumpkin

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This craft blogger used 3D dimensional paint and studs on her pumpkins.

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These vampire pumpkins were also created using 3D paint.

16. The Simple Ribbon Pumpkin

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Attach double-stick tape to decorative ribbons and wrap around small pumpkins for a centerpiece.

17. The Pumpkin Spider

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Googly eyes and tree branches complete this easy pumpkin spider.

18. The Sparkly Sequin Pumpkin

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Just glue 'em on.

19. The Candy Pumpkin

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Hot glue jelly beans and licorice peppermint candies to create a sunburst design on a pumpkin.

20. The Candy Corn Pumpkin

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Just spraypaint.

21. The Eyeball Pumpkin

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Requires a little painting skill.

22. The Felt Costume Pumpkin

23. Cookie Cutter Pumpkin

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Get the directions on how to use cookie cutters to carve a pumpkin.

24. The Yarn Pumpkin

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Get the directions here.

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Get more ideas for yarn-wrapped gourds here.

25. The Scrapbook Sticker Pumpkin

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This pumpkin is as simple as painting it black and decorating with silver scrapbooking stickers.

26. The Slightly Creepy Masked Pumpkin Lady

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This silly pumpkin might actually scare everyone away.

27. The Penguin Pumpkin

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Repurpose an old stuffed animal to create the features of an animal pumpkin.

28. The Decoupaged Leaf Pumpkin

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A truly autumnal table centerpiece.

29. The Melted Crayon Pumpkin

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Get the tutorial on how to create these arty pumpkins.

30. The Flower Pumpkin

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Drill holes into the pumpkin and fill with fresh or artificial flowers.

31. The Fake Moustache Pumpkin

32. The Punk-in

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Here's the tutorial for a fairly odd punk rock (S&M?) inspired pumpkin.

33. The Pumpkin in a Stocking

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Possibly the easiest of all of these ideas.

34. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Pumpkins

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Drill holes and fit the pieces in. Courtesy of Frugal Life Project.

35. The Button Pumpkin

36. The Swarm of Bats Pumpkin

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For you paper crafters out there.

37. The Tangled Web Pumpkin

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All it takes is some cotton kitchen twine and a few plastic spiders.

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