The traditional jack-o-lantern is always in style, but seeing as our slogan is “Do Something Creative Every Day”, we can’t help but try new ways of getting festive.
Here are a few of our favorite no-carve pumpkins. Bonus? These executions don’t require cutting or creating a big mess to clean up (which also makes these gorgeous gourds a great craft for family members who may be too little for carving knives!)
Before starting any of these projects, be sure to first print this How-To PDF, and then take a clean, damp cloth to the pumpkin or gourd of your choice to make sure you start with a debris-free canvas.
Idea #1: Chalkboard Pumpkin
Idea #2: Washi Tape Pumpkin
Apply washi tape to pumpkin in long strips, using the pumpkins natural lines as a guide. So easy, no mess!
Idea #3: Glittered Pumpkin
You may find that mixing the glitter into the glue (until it looks like a glittery paste) before painting it on is not only a bit faster, but also, the glue encases the glitter within it, reducing the amount of glitter that brushes off after it has dried.
A couple of coats of acrylic spray will seal your peculiar pumpkins and make them porch-ready. We’re willing to bet they’re too pretty for neighborhood ghouls to smash!