For the last few years we have had super hot Halloween's in Atlanta and trying to carve a pumpkin and make it last for over a week in 80+ degree weather is almost impossible. Since our Halloween heat waves have started I have been resorting to creative no-carve pumpkin ideas that are great for the whole family! Check out these 7 different no-carve pumpkins. Which ones fits your personality? (PS- these work on faux and real pumpkins)
Personality: This one is totally me and for all my magical sparkly friends!
I made this magical pumpkin using paper flowers, gold floral sprigs, foam, a little pink acrylic paint, gold sparkle cardstock, felt and hot glue! Video coming soon!
Boo Newspaper Pumpkin:
Personality: Chic City Goers with a Business Twist
Grab last Sunday's paper, Mod Podge, stickers letters, ribbon and faux spiders. Coat the pumpkin with Mod Podge and add pieces of newspaper. Smooth with your fingers. Once the pumpkin is dry add the spooky message of your choice and decorate!
Polka Dot Party Pumpkin:
Personality: Confetti loving every day celebrators
Use the same technique as the Boo Newspaper Pumpkin except for use paper cocktail napkins instead!
Marble Pour Pumpkin
Personality: Ghoulish with a twist of urban funk
This pumpkin is made with one of my favorite new products from Martha Stewart Crafts. You will need Martha Stewart Marbling Medium, 2 colors of Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint, 2 plastic cups, popsicle sticks and parchment paper. Set your pumpkin on the parchment paper. Pour 2 parts marbling medium and 1 part paint into each cup. Slowly swirl with a popsicle stick. Pour each color separately over the pumpkin letting it drip over the sides. Let it dry for 24 hours.
Faux Floral Pumpkin
Personality: Rustic with a twist of country chic
I love doing this one on an heirloom faux pumpkin for Fall tablescapes. All you need are faux flowers, sprigs, and succulents. Attach with hot glue and TADA!
Nail Polish Dipped Mini Pumpkin
Personality: Non-traditional color lovers
All you need is a plastic tub (one you don't care about), water, nail polish and a pumpkin. Fill tub 3/4 full with water. Pour nail polish slowly on the surface of the water and dip pumpkin straight down and straight up quickly. Set on parchment paper to dry!
Glitter Bomb Pumpkin
Personality: ME!!!! I love glitter! Who doesn't love glitter! (joke- I know a lot of you fear the glitter)
All you need to make this pumpkin is chalk paint, Mod Podge, and GLITTER!!! Paint the pumpkin with chalk paint and let it dry. Once dry coat with Mod Podge and sprinkle a heavy coat of glitter! To avoid a glitter explosion in your home finish with a clear spray sealer.
Happy Halloween Friends!