Posted October 23 2014, 9:42 AM PDT by Tiana Baur

Trick or Treat: Dress up Your Porch With No-Carve Pumpkins

Posted in Living by Tiana Baur

For those of you out there who have older kids or just want to do something different than the typical Halloween jack-o-lantern this year, try a more sophisticated pumpkin. Instead of carving one, paint one. Here are some ideas:

Flower Power Use a drill or nail wide enough to poke holes through for stems of flowers and cover pumpkin in them. Use flowers with your favorite fall colors: yellows, oranges, and reds.

Watercolor pumpkins with glitter stems - Paint with traditional acrylic paint and allow it to dry overnight, then put glue all over the stem and sprinkle glitter on it. Sparkles and gold accents will add glam to your fall décor and make you wish pumpkins were always in season.    

Halloween meets Day of the Dead Begin by painting the whole pumpkin white, then allow it to dry overnight. Next draw a skull face with a pencil, and then go over it in paint.

Monogram Add your initial to your pumpkin with glitter or thumbtacks. If you are putting it outside, another idea is to put your house number on it.  

Different types of paint - Use chalk paint for vintage looking pumpkins with muted tones or glow in the dark paint for extra spookiness.

Accessorize Add rhinestones, confetti (which sticks right to the paint), or a bow on top to add a little something extra.

Not only is it quick and easy, it’s super chic too. Spray paint your pumpkins gold, silver, black, and red, add stripes or polka dots. This year, it would appear that the no-carve trend is the way to go.

Check out our favorite pumpkins on Pinterest!


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