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While we love a well-lit jack-o’-lantern as much as the next person, all that carving is not easy. Also, everyone’s doing it—so why not try your hand at something a little different? These no-carve pumpkins are just the thing.

Classic Rock

What’s black, white, and gold-studded all over? Rockstar-inspired pumpkins that’ll add some glam to your next harvest fest.

Get the how-to on The Life Styled.

Brush Strokes

A fine art background isn’t necessary to whip up a collection of painterly pumpkins. All you need is some watercolor paints to create these works of art—no drop cloth required.

Get the how-to on Paper & Stitch.


Glam Gourds

A collection of loose sequins (available at any craft store) and some glue is all it takes to expertly design these pumpkins. Take inspiration from this DIY and create a polka dot look, or go all out glitz and cover them completely.

Get the how-to on Sugar and Cloth.


In Stitches

String up your own design by using small nails and embroidery thread for this DIY. Use a pencil to draw your design onto the pumpkin’s surface first—then, hammer away.

Get the how-to on Lovely Indeed.


That’s A Wrap

Use leftover balloons to create this 60-second decorating hack. Simply chop off the balloon stem, and cover the pumpkin completely for a half-dipped look.

Get the how-to on Paper & Stitch.

On The Surface

This stunning DIY is inspired by otomi fabrics, and lets you carve a design into your pumpkin without having to gut it. Tape the design to the pumpkin’s front, and then poke holes through the paper to transfer it over. Scratch at the surface using a linoleum cutter to finish the print.

Get the how-to on Design Sponge


Feline Friendly

You might not want a black cat crossing your path this month, but we do love being inspired by the superstition. Make these pumpkins right by ordering plastic eye parts (available on Amazon) and hammering them into random patterns.

Get the how-to on Paper & Stitch.