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4 Creative Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

a painted pumpkin and paint supplies

There are a lot more cool ways to decorate pumpkins that don’t involve carving them and creating a big mess in your kitchen. The Liv North Scottsdale Blog is here to share a few ways you can avoid the hassle, knives, and mess of carving a pumpkin by using some other decorating options. So head out to your favorite craft store to pick up materials and have fun creating some of these pumpkins to decorate your Arizona apartment! 

A Painted Pumpkin Work of Art

Turn your pumpkin into a beautiful work of art with acrylic paint and an artistic vision. This vibrant floral painted pumpkin is an eye-catching masterpiece and a delight to behold! 

Sharpie Owl Pumpkins

Start with a solid white or black painted pumpkin and use a permanent black Sharpie marker (on the white pumpkin) or a silver Sharpie (on the black pumpkin) to create an owl out of a series of different intricate patterns. Follow the tutorial from Lil Blu Boo to learn how to make them. 

Stenciled Pumpkins

Use stencils and spray paint or chalk paint with a sponge brush to copy fun stenciled patterns, images, or even letters onto the surface of your pumpkin. In this tutorial from Handmade Charlotte they used chalk paint, stencils, paint dabbers, painter’s tape, and mini pumpkins. 

Melted Crayon Covered Pumpkins

Create a unique piece of artwork on your pumpkin by following the steps in this tutorial from The Swell Designer. Glue crayons in place at the top of your pumpkin and melt them with a blow dryer so that the colored wax drips down the sides of the pumpkin. This craft is a blast to make and the final product is quite impressive!

What other fun techniques have you found to decorate pumpkins that don’t involve carving? Share them with us by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading our post and have a spooktacular Halloween.