Quick and Easy Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

October 30, 2010

Did Halloween sneak up on you? It did for me. I actually managed to buy two pumpkins a few days ago but they've yet to be carved. Every year we usually do some pretty elaborate carvings and have three or four nice jack-o-lanterns lit up on the front porch but I don't think that's going to happen this year.

If you don't have the time to carve your pumpkin the old fashioned way or just don't feel like making a monstrous mess, it's not too late! Here are a few quick and easy decorating ideas that I've come across.

Painted Pumpkin Faces

To get the kids to join in on the fun, just give them some paints or markers, glue and glitter and let them be creative in making their own punkin' faces!

Painted Kitten PumpkinsThese little painted kitten pumpkins are adorable!

Funny Face Pumpkin Stickers

Or find some cute funny face stickers that they can just stick right on. These are actually printable stickers from Family Fun.

Pumpkin Top PumpkinsAnd who says that you have the cut the top off of your pumpkin to create the traditional lid? I like this idea to just cut out the bottom and carve the top, allowing the stem to be the nose.

Pumpkin BatsWhy not turn miniature pumpkins into cute little winged bats? All you need is black paint and craft foam.

Martha Stewart Candy Decorated Pumpkins

Here's an idea from Martha Stewart on how to decorate your pumpkin Halloween faces with a variety of candies.

Snaggle Tooth Painted PumpkinsAnd it doesn't get much easier than this! Just freehand your snaggletoothed pumpkin face on with a pencil, then finalize the sketch with a black marker in less than five minutes.

Whatever your plans are for this year, we wish you safe and Happy Halloween!


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