7 Super Last-Minute No-Carve Pumpkins


Unlike me, you are perfectly organized, always plan ahead, and definitely DON’T scramble around on the day of Halloween itself wondering how you could have not done any decorating yet.


No? Well never fear, my fellow procrastinators, for I have collected these super last-minute no-carve pumpkins just for us. All of these can be accomplished in an hour or less, so we just might make it in time for the kiddos to start their doorbell ringing. Ready, set, go!

7 Super Last-Minute No-Carve Pumpkins for the Procrastinating Decorator

Amy at Homey oh My! blew my mind when she introduced me to copper tape—and then again when she unveiled these simple stripe pumpkins. Sometimes the best ideas are the easiest!

Make your pumpkins glow without breaking out the carving tools by wrapping them in string lights, as seen here on Woman’s Day.

My favorite of the bunch, I just adore the thumbtack message pumpkin by Country Living. Skip the paint for an even more last-minuteier version.

Casey of Vitamini Handmade is channeling a mid-century vibe with her adorable Catherineholm pumpkin tutorial.

For a more natural, bohemian vibe, try decoupaging fall foliage onto your pumpkins, as elegantly demonstrated by The Merrythought for Poppytalk.

Or, cover your pumpkins in scrapbook paper and/or glitter. Also by Homey oh My!, who clearly won this year’s unofficial best fall decor competition.

Finally, Lovely Indeed created these magical gold geo pumpkins using only a gold leaf pen!


Time to fess up, who here has yet to whip up a pumpkin this year? (Please please tell me I’m not the only one).

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

Maker, baker, cat momma, total nerd, perpetually covered in glitter/sawdust/paint. Blogging DIY and design for modern creatives.

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