no-carve pumpkins: fun faces, typography & stripes

Who loves decorating pumpkins?! If you raised your hand, my next question is, do you love carving them? Pulling out all the goop?! Well, I love decorating pumpkins, but I’m more of a no-carve pumpkin kinda girl. {grin} Don’t get me wrong, we carve pumpkins with my boys every year. As a matter of fact, we’re carving 10lb pumpkins tonight, but it makes me sad when they get all icky and collapse so I have to make a few pretty pumpkins that I can keep year to year too!

No-Carve Pumpkins With TheCelebrationShoppe.com

This year I wanted black and white pumpkins and black and orange striped pumpkins for my front porch area to go with my Countdown to Halloween pallet. Let’s start with the striped pumpkins. Whatcha think?

Painting No Carve Pumpkins | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Scotch Blue Painters Tape is the best for making all kinds of designs. I hear there is even “shape tape” now!

Painting No-Carve Pumpkins | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Once taped off, just hang them from a branch and paint. I recommend three light coats to keep down any dripping. And to hang, I used garden tape (you could also use ribbon) and a short nail. Just tie the tape to the nail, insert the nail in the underside of the pumpkin opening and tie to a tree.

Allow to dry, peel off tape and you’re done!

Black and White No Carve Pumpkins with TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Now, for the fun face and typography no-carve pumpkins, hop over to my most recent post with Parade Magazine. I share the full tutorial. It’s super easy and your kiddos can help!

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get the All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook

All You Halloween Handbook

So excited to be sharing a few of the super creative ideas in the new All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook! No matter whether you’re gathering toddlers, teens or adults for your annual spookfest, this book has 192-pages of low-cost, big-bang ideas to ensure everyone a hauntingly good time.

Features from the book include:

GET YOUR GUARD ON: Transform Pumpkins into Creepy Creatures - Get in the spirit by making pumpkin decorations for the front porch or dining room table from adorable pumpkin families to classic jack-o-lanterns to down-right scary skulls.

HAUNT YOUR HOUSE: Create Spooktacular Outdoor Displays – Send chills up the spine of trick-or-treaters and passerby with spooky decorations for the front door, porch and yard. Ideas include covering the doorbell with a black-caped witch, sitting a life-sized pumpkin man on the porch, and hanging flying ghosts from trees.

DECORATE YOUR DIGS: Give Rooms an Eerie Glow with Crafts - To help set the mood in the house, ALL YOU shares loads of ideas and inspiration to transform rooms. For an eerie glow, create miniature haunted dollhouses, googly-eyed spiders or ghostly window treatments. To celebrate in a more subdued elegant fashion, display framed leaves, faux pumpkins or harvest vases made from winter squash. 

GATHER THE GHOULS: Throw a Fang-Tastic Theme Party - Throw a party with suitably festive food and decorations. ALL YOU provides dozens of recipes for appetizers, main dishes, sides and desserts, and suggests setting the table with bat mobiles, ghost lights and other spooky ideas.

SWEETS AND TREATS: Whip Up Some Terrific Food - Delight Halloween revelers with creepy-crawler cupcakes, spider web cakes and dozens of other spirited desserts.  Also included are easy-bake treats to use up all that leftover trick-or-treating candy.

CRAFT A DISGUISE: Make Curiously Captivating Costumes - Be it a princess, a robot, or a bunch of grapes, ALL YOU offers costume ideas for the whole family to help bring dreams to life.

And this is one of my favorites. I love a no-carve pumpkin and these masks just crack me up. Zorro anyone?! {grin}

All You Halloween Handbook

The All You Frightfully Fun Handbook is on stands now so don’t miss your copy before they’re all gone! You can find it on BarnesAndNoble.com, Walmart.comAmazon.com or a bookstore near you.

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20 no-carve white pumpkin Halloween decorations

20 no carve white pumpkin decorations | curated by TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Pretty painted pumpkins…oh, my!

Hi everyone, it’s Bridget and I’m glad to be back to share some beautiful, no-carve, white pumpkin ideas for a sophisticated way to decorate for fall. If  you are looking for a different look this fall or just want a more elegant feel, this white pumpkin creations are sure to inspire!

white pumpkin collage 2

Here are a few more beautiful ideas to round out the mix:

Be sure to stop by next week to see the fantastic silly and spooky ideas we’ve collected, too!

As always, we  hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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