20 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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pumpkin ideas So this year, will be the first year that we will “do” pumpkins, so I thought a round up of pumpkin decorating ideas would come in handy. The Uncle has announced that he will be the annual “pumpkin carver” in the family. We will all drive down for a visit, whilst The Uncle rolls up his sleeves and gets cratfy with the children. Then we shall take the pumpkin goodness and make pumpkin soup or something equally delicious.. check our our Pumpkin Recipes round up over at Life At The Zoo! But only after you have looked at all the crafty ideas below. Some of the ideas are just too cute!!!

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pumpkin ideas How To Carve A Pumpkin

Before we explore all the wonderful pumpkin decorating ideas, let’s begin with a simple tutorial by Domestic Goddesque for those of you who need a little carving helping hand! (I am handing the responsibility over to The Uncle, so will send this to him “just in case”). And for those of you who don’t fancy carving away… there are plenty of “no carve” ideas below!!!

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pumpkins Baby’s First Halloween

Well.. this is just a photo.. with no instructions. But if I were to have a go at this truly adorable idea… I would do some handprints on paper first.. cut them out and use them as a stencil. Check out the original from What To Expect.

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pumpkin ideas Cookie Cutter Pumpkin

Use this clever idea of using your cookie cutters to get perfect shapes into your pumpkin! Fabulous idea from Fresh Home Ideas.

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pumpkin decorating Pumpkin Carriage

I have been in love with this pumpkin carriage for well over a year. I think it is the cutest idea ever!  And I know I have shared it before, but I have to share it again!! From Create With Your Hands.

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pumpkin decorations Hanging Pumpkin

I don’t know what it is about this pumpkin, but I just love it! The Polohouse, spotted it and then had a go and shared their craft.

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pumpkin ideas Owl Pumpkins

And another simply adorable Pumkin Decorating ideas – what a hoot! Owl pumpkins from Better Homes and Gardens, who have a range of pumpkin decorating ideas to inspire us.

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pumpkin decorating ideas Monster Pumpkins

Another cute idea from Better Home and Gardens are these adorable Monster Pumpkins. Makes me want to go out and make one straight away. Too cute! What a cute and fun pumpkin decoration indeed.x

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pumpkin heads Mrs Pumpkin Head

Another fabulously young child friendly pumpkin idea – Mrs Pumpkin Head. Simple. Brilliant. Fun. Clever Let’s Explore came up with the idea!

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pumpkin decorating City Pumpkins

Well for all us city dwellers out there, how about this Cityscape from Country Living! Another fun idea. Definitely a fun pumpkin decorating idea!

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pumpkin decorating Stocking Pumpkins

Add a little Ooh-Lala to your halloween fun,w ith these fishnet pumpkin. Simple yet brilliant idea from Moth Girl Wings.

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pumpkin decorating ideas Wire Pumpkins

These look great and are certainly different and the instructions come with some handy tips! Bella Knitting shares her craft.

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pumpkins Ribbon Pumpkins

Another “no carve” pumpkin decorating idea is this simple, yet effective idea from Good House Keeping. Looks effective! Bet you could do it with Washi Tape too!!!

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halloween ideas Mummy Pumpkins

Another craft that I spotted last year and simply ADORED. Simple and totally cute, these Mummy Pumpkins are perfect for preschoolers to help with. From Hands On As We Grow!

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Bright Pained Pumpkins

The gorgeous “Whatever” have created these wonderfully CHEERFUL pumpkin. Perfect for those of you who are less keen on the “gloominess” of Halloween. Love them. Certainly one of the more different pumpkin decorating ideas out there.

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pumpkin ideas Sharpie Pen Pumpkin

A simple, but lovely idea from Mama Smiles, enabling the little ones to get stuck in too – getting the Sharpies out to decorate. Gorgeous.

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pumpkins Doodled Pumpkin

Or take the Sharpie Pumpkin idea  a little further, with this more adult led “doodle pumpkin”!! Found on Flickr.

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pumpkin halloween Paint Pumpkins

And another toddler friendly decorating idea – and doesn’t it look simply magical? A lovely idea from The Imagination Tree.

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pumpkin decorating ideas Pumpkin Teapot

Here is anorher one that would delight Pip Squeak – a Pumpkin Tea pot!! She can’t get enough of tea parties so this will be just up her street. Thanks Here Come The Girls, for a Pip Squeak friendly pumpkin!

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pumpkin decorating Rotting Pumpkin Science

And when you are done with your pumpkin.. don’t forget to check out what happens next. The Kids Activities Blog did a great post on “rotting science” of your pumpkin. Fabulous. Two activities in one!

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I hope you have been inspired by these pumpkin decorating ideas and will have a go this Halloween. Now if you want to go and cook your pumpkin pulp, head over to:

pumpkin recipes

You can also find over 700 – yes 700 !!! – pumpkin carving stencils here.

Wishing you lots of Pumpkin Activity fun this Halloween! We can’t wait!!

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