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10 Ways to Decorate Pumpkins Without Carving

Sometimes you just don’t feel like hauling out the carving kits and get into the giant mess of carving pumpkins.
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Not to mention that if the weather is too warm, your carefully carved pumpkin literally melts on your porch. So I found ten ways that you can decorate pumpkins without carving them! You can use a lot of these ideas on real or faux pumpkins, but no matter which you use, at least there’ll be no guts and seeds on your table.

I have to start with my friend Kami (who is a paper craft genius) and her bat pumpkin.

I made these “eeek” pumpkins, also from No Biggie, last year and they were so cute going up on the steps of my porch.

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A fantastic painted monogram pumpkin tutorial from The Butlers:

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There can’t be anything easier in pumpkin decoration than creating patterns with washi tape from Real Simple.

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Super dramatic pumpkins with rhinestone from BHG.

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Thumb Tack Pumpkins! First, from Mom Colored Glasses:

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Fantastic gold pumpkins from Madigan Made.

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Lovely thumb-tacked monogrammed pumpkins from All in a Day

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Using a great patterned napkin to decorate your pumpkin from In My Own Style.

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EASY glitter pumpkins from The Shabby Nest

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