It doesn't feel like Halloween without decorative pumpkins scattered throughout my house and on my front stoop. That said... actually carving multiple pumpkins is a tall order. It requires a whole lot of patience, as well as a pretty intensive clean-up... and frankly, I don't always have that in me. If you can relate, pumpkin painting is your perfect alternative to pumpkin carving, and in my humble opinion, the final products are much more fun than a traditional jack-o'-lantern. These 15 pumpkin painting ideas will get you inspired, and bring you over to the no-carve dark side, if you aren't already here!
You don't need to be a talented painter or have a stocked art studio to create the following pumpkins. Trust me. I've only included painted pumpkins that I could craft myself, so these are perfect for amateurs. While you won't have to deal with any yucky pumpkin guts while you're painting pumpkins, I'd definitely recommend spreading out a bit of newspaper before you begin. If you're crafting with little ones, you may want to move the party to the driveway or yard, just to minimize risks, especially if you choose a pumpkin that requires spray painting or paint splattering.