No carving, no problem.
Pumpkins are the undisputed star of the fall season, and Halloween is really their time to shine.
When decorating for the holiday, some people choose to carve their pumpkins (and if you go that route, be sure to follow these expert carving tips). Others choose to avoid the hassle of the carve and go for a no-carve pumpkin instead.
If you're painting pumpkins this year, great. It's a fun activity for the whole family and a chance to show off your creative skills. Plus, your painted pumpkin will last longer than a carved one, so you get to impress the neighborhood with your design all season long!
Stumped on a design for your perfect pumpkin? There are many paths you could go, whether you want to make it spooky, give it a creepy or gruesome face or perhaps even use your pumpkin as a landscape to paint a whole Halloween movie scene. From acrylic and spray paints to paper cut-outs to faux flowers, glitter and more, there are also a ton of options available to you for designing and decorating your perfect pumpkin.
If you're stuck for inspiration, we've got you covered. Here you'll find a wide array of painted design ideas for pumpkins, ranging in size, color and shape. While most of these work best on full-size pumpkins, there are several options made specifically for mini pumpkins or gourds as well.
No matter if you're looking to scare the whole neighborhood or just give your trick-or-treaters a laugh, these ideas will get you excited to whip out your art supplies as soon as you're back from the pumpkin patch.