Carving pumpkins as kid was so much fun. Getting to stick your hands in the pumpkin goop, picking out pumpkin seeds, and deciding if you wanted your pumpkin face to be happy or scary (I consistently picked happy year after year) was one of the best things about October. Now, the quintessential fall activity has lost its allure for me. But painting a pumpkin gold and putting some sparkle on it?! Fantastic. Here are my favorite no-carve pumpkin ideas to try out this year:
(From top left) Make a confetti pumpkin using push pins. Such a simple idea from A Subtle Revelry || The Small Shop blog did a more edgy variation with pops of gold. || Why not draw your design on with a paint pen like Chelsea from Lovely Indeed did. || I love the placement of of the sequins on this gold painted pumpkin by Sarah from Lacquer and Linen || How amazing is this gold ombre pumpkin!? Anna from In Honor of Design nailed it.
Want some more ideas? Apparently I had the same aversion to carving pumpkins last year, too, because I did another round up of painted pumpkins almost exactly one year ago.
Inspired yet? Or do you prefer to go the more traditional jack o’ lantern route?