16 DIY No-Carve Decorated Pumpkin Ideas

Pumpkins are great natural, eco-friendly fall decoration options. If you opt for these DIY no-carve pumpkin ideas, they will last longer and you don’t have to deal with all that gunk! Here are some of this year’s best no-carve pumpkin decor ideas that are perfect for Thanksgiving too.

no carve pumpkin ideas

A small bandage and some googly eyes make the perfect zombie pumpkin.


Some pins and a little yarn makes take a new spin on an old jack-o-lantern tradition.


Use dollar store unicorn headband and flowers and some card stock ears make this sweet unicorn.


Markers can be used to make a myriad of Halloween favorites including this snowy owl.

Pumpkin decorating ideas

Use cardboard cutout bats for a spooky pumpkin.

halloween pumpkins

These gorgeous indigo pumpkins are super easy to make, get the tutorial here.

Halloween pumpkins

Use a metallic marker to write a message on your pumpkins. This pumpkin decorating idea comes from The Perfect Pallette.

Pumpkin decoraing for Halloween

Black paint or a thick marker is all you need to make this Nightmare before Christmas! Also avialable on Etsy.

Thanksgiving pumpkin decorations

This easy confetti pumpkins just take a little sparkle and a little glue. Get the tutorial from Made in a Day.

thanksgiving table decor

These gorgeous pumpkins from TC Style are perfect for your front step, fall decorations or even a Thanksgiving centerpiece.

unicorn Halloween pumpkin

Add a touch of whimsy with this pink unicorn pumpkin with a tutorial from Jolene’s Crafting.

thanksgiving decor pumpkins

Use those beautiful fall leaves to decorate your pumpkins. Other fall decorating idea from Country Living.

thanksgiving centerpiece ideas

Succulents, dried flowers and grasses all make for beautiful no-carve decorated pumpkins and Thanksgiving decor from One Strange Bird.

no carve pumpkins for kids

This melted crayon idea comes from Dream a little Bigger and is fun for adults and kids too.

thanksgiving centerpiece ideas

All you need is an old pair of pantyhose for these beautiful pumpkins.

no carve pumpkins kids

Minion pumpkins are always a hit.



Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

Check out our Books!

One thought on “16 DIY No-Carve Decorated Pumpkin Ideas

  1. Pingback: 11 DIY No-Carve Decorated Pumpkin Ideas | Going Green Space

Comments are closed.