15 of the best hand painted, no carve pumpkin ideas & designs

Put. Down. The. Knife.

I’ve found the best no carve, painted pumpkins that Pinterest has to offer. No need to get covered in pumpkin innards, or wrestle the kids for the knife. Just get out the paint, glitter & Sharpies and have a go at some of these.

Gold, Copper Metallic handpainted, no carve pumpkins

I’m really into metallics at the mo, we’re even introducing copper into our newly decorated kitchen so metallic painted pumpkins really caught my eye. I’m loving the Gold Confetti Pumpkins from Made In A Day

Gold, Copper Metallic handpainted, no carve pumpkins

Or how about these stunning Copper Herringbone Pumpkins by Lovely Indeed

Gold, Copper Metallic handpainted, no carve pumpkins

These Modern Metallic Pumpkins from D.D.D make a stunning centrepiece

Gold, Copper Metallic handpainted, no carve pumpkins

And you’ve got to love some gold calligraphy. LH Calligraphy has some stunning designs for Calligraphy Pumpkins over on her Etsy shop.

Day of the Dead, Sugar Skull painted pumpkin

How about some Day of the Dead inspired pumpkins. I’m loving this pearl finish from Vampy Varnish.

Day of the Dead, Sugar Skull painted pumpkin

Or how about this brightly coloured one from Artelexis, with a detailed how to.

If Sugar Skulls are not your thing then how about a bit of monochrome, there’s some really fun and gorgeous designs.

Monochrome hand painted, no carve pumpkin

How cute is this painted Jack O’ Totem from HGTV, pretty easy too using some paint and a marker pen!

Monochrome hand painted, no carve pumpkin

These Graffiti/Calligraphy style monochrome pumpkins from Alisa Burke are gorgeous, and again really easy to do.


Or the BOO Painted Pumpkin from The Sweet Occasion. I love this one.

Monochrome hand painted, no carve pumpkin

This spider web pumpkin is so simple, the kids could make this one themselves


Or invite the neighbours kids to come knocking with a set of Trick or Treat pumpkins

If you want to go for something a bit more fun there’s something out there for you too.

fun & colourful no carve pumpkin designs

These colourful Confetti Pumkpins from Cloudy Day Gray make an impact and the kids would love sticking the confetti on.

fun & colourful no carve pumpkin designs

These Melted Crayon Pumpkins from Crafty Morning are genious! Pop over to see exactly how they are made.

cinderella inspired no carve pumpkin

Or how about a Princess theme with a Cinderella Pumpkin from Craft Smile

15 of the best hand painted, no carve pumpkin designs

One of my absolute fav’s, and one that I think I’ll be trying out this year is these gorgeous ‘pun-kins’ from Studio DIY.

‘Witch’ one of your favourite? Will you be carving or painting your pumpkins this year?

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  1. October 15, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    We did melted crayon pumpkins a couple of years ago. They looked really beautiful. Painting pumpkins is a lot easier than carving them!
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  2. October 15, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    I am loving all these painted Pumpkins, they look stunning 🙂 I must try this idea, not sure I could be s creative though..

  3. October 16, 2016 / 5:39 am

    Those are fabulous. Sadly I’m not creative so I doubt mine would look like those but they do look amazing!

  4. October 16, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    Love all these ideas. I’ve actually already pinned a few of these such as the pastel coloured ones and the blue one with the gold x

  5. October 16, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Absolutely love these! I want to try them all! Think I might stick to the more simple designs like the white with stripes and a bit of glitter so I avoid any unnecessary Pinterest fails! ?
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  6. October 17, 2016 / 8:39 am

    I absolutely love these ideas! Painting the pumpkins would make them last so much longer too. Better yet, you could get a plastic pumpkin, paint it, and reuse it every year! I am so painting my pumpkin this year – thanks for the inspiration!
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  7. October 17, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    What a beautiful bunch of pumpkins. I love looking at painted pumpkins on pintrest because something about them makes me super happy. The boo one is great and I like the modern metallic ones.

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  8. October 17, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Oh wow so many amazing ideas here! I love the melted crayon pumpkins they look awesome!

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