Huong Ngo

By Huong Ngo

LifeBuzz Staff

20 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas For A Frightfully Awesome Halloween.

Carving pumpkins has become a Halloween tradition people do everywhere. Why else are pumpkin patches in business every year? People come to pick out the best shaped pumpkin they can find, take it home, carve the insides out, and then design their jack-o-lantern of the year.

Carving the same jack-o-lantern designs every year, however, can get a little boring. And sometimes carving itself just gets so tiring. Why not change it up this year with different pumpkin decorating techniques? Perhaps some that involve no carving?

Check out some of the unique pumpkin decorating ideas below.

#1. Funky Ombre

If you're into bright colors and want to make a statement with your outdoor decor, this is the project for you! You can do the ombre by layering three different colors on top of each other or you can try this fun triangle pattern.

#2. Chalkboard Pumpkins

If you're the type to make a lot of mistakes, try turning your pumpkin into a chalkboard. Then you can draw whatever you want with chalk and if you mess up, you can just erase it.

#3. Gourd Critters

For this one, you'll be using chalkboard paint again to paint the pumpkins black. But this time, you'll be using the chalk to draw these critters' faces. Hot glue black felt ears and wings to complete the look!

Gourd Critters

JOHNNY MILLER

#4. Brush Stroke Pumpkins

Choose one solid color to paint your entire pumpkin. After you do that, choose one other color to dab the pumpkin with, creating the brush stroke pattern.

#5. Pineapple Sun Fun

If you don't want to put any physical effort into carving, try leaving the pumpkin as is and painting it yellow! Add some green costruction paper to the top and you've got yourself a pineapple.

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