No Carve, No Problem
No Carve? No Problem!
Jack-oâ€™-lanterns have long reigned supreme when it comes to Halloween decorating. But you donâ€™t have to wield a sharp knife to make your fall pumpkin festive. Try any of these no-carve methods and enjoy the spooky-fun results!
- Emojis are everywhere these days, so why not put one on your front step come Halloween? The pumpkinâ€™s round shape makes it a perfect canvas for emoji inspiration. Place your pumpkin on newspaper, then spray-paint to a solid shade of bright yellow. When the paint is dry, use black and red permanent markers to personalize your emojis with smiles, winks and the like.
- Because Halloween hours extend past sunset, glow sticks and glow jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces and crowns are smart purchases. Get your no-carve jack-oâ€™-lantern in on the action by spray-painting it any glow-in-the-dark shade, then using permanent markers to draw funny or scary faces or designs.
- Pumpkins can also go glam when â€śbedazzled.â€ť Buy larger plastic jewels and sequins at craft stores and use a good glue to prettify your pumpkin. Ribbons and bows make great additions.
- Chalkboard spray paint is another creative tool for making your Halloween pumpkin one-of-a-kind. Spray paint the entire pumpkin over a large sheet of newspaper and when dry, decorate with chalk. The skyâ€™s the limit for what you write and draw on your pumpkin canvas. And because the chalk drawings are erasable, you can switch things up as often as youâ€™d like!