Unique No Carve Pumpkin Ideas - Part 2
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Unique No Carve Pumpkin Ideas – Part 2

Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 8:01 am
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Create beautiful pumpkin decorations without making a single cut!

Frugal Ideas for No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating

Do you longingly page through your favorite lifestyle magazines looking at their gorgeous Halloween decor thinking “I wish my decorations looked like that!”? Well we’ve got some great tips on how to make your dream a reality . We’ve come up with three unique and fun ideas for you and your family to try on this season’s pumpkins that don’t require a knife or carving!

1. Carving a Pumpkin with a Drill

Instead of getting your trusty knife and carving a face into your pumpkin, try drilling some cute patterns instead. When carving a pumpkin with a drill it’s pretty much the same process as carving minus the knife. Cut off the top of your pumpkin and scoop out all of the innards. Next you’ll want to get your marker ready and draw some sort of pattern all over your pumpkin. Proceed to plug in your drill and use it to drill out the geometric patterns you drew on your pumpkin. Next put a small candle inside your pumpkin, light it, put the top of the pumpkin back on it, and enjoy!

2. Painted Pumpkin 

This method is for all of you who aren’t great with knives. Pick out your favorite paints that would pair well with an orange pumpkin color. Strategically place painters tape or rubber bands where you’d like orange pumpkin color to show. Once you’ve covered your pumpkin in tape and/or rubber bands get your brush and paint to cover that bad boy up.  Once the pumpkin’s paint is dry remove the tape and/or rubber bands. Voila! Now you’ve got a beautiful and modern pumpkin!

Another fun way to incorporate paint into your pumpkin decorating is by using chalkboard paint. This way the kiddos can add drawings or a Halloween countdown to your decorations.

3. Glittered Pumpkins 

This pumpkin decor idea is for all the girly girls. First you’ll want to cover your working space in newspaper or scratch paper so that glitter doesn’t get everywhere. Wipe down your pumpkin and make sure it’s clean of debris and dirt. Get your spray adhesive out and begin to spray your pumpkin all over or on the areas where you’d like to apply glitter. Get your glitter of choice out plus a spoon. Spoon the glitter onto your pumpkin. Leave the excess glitter that did not stick to your pumpkin on the newspaper/scratch paper of your workstation. Roll your pumpkin in the excess glitter to ensure that every inch is covered or that all the areas with adhesive have glitter on it. An extra optional step is to paint the stem of your pumpkin with a color of your choosing to provide a starker contrast between the glitter and the stem.

If you’ve decorated any pumpkins lately or plan on completing any of these ideas be sure to let us know! Post a picture of your creation when your masterpiece is complete!

 

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