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No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Budget Tip of the Day: Pumpkin Spiders

Turn your pumpkins into something else this season–like a spooky creature.  You probably have most of the needed supplies around your house and yard.  Here’s what you need:

3 Pumpkins ( in graduated sizes)

6 Bamboo Skewers

8 Branches (curved if possible)

Black Spray Paint

2 Googly Eyes or Buttons

Start by removing the stems of the middle and largest pumpkin.  You might have to carve them out a little.  Stick 3 skewers each into the top and bottom of the middle pumpkin.  Push the skewers into the smallest and largest pumpkin to secure all three together.  Attach some craft store googly eyes or buttons with hot glue.  Spray paint the branches black, rotating them as you go.  Stick four small holes in each side of the middle pumpkin and/or attach the branches with hot glue.  Pretty simple and loads of fun!  This creature will definitely be making a stop at our house on Halloween night.

 

What are you guys doing with your pumpkins this year?  Any great no-carve ideas on the list?

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

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Budget Tip of the Day: Drilled Greeting

Welcome your guests this Halloween with a fun greeting.  You will need to hollow out your pumpkin first so just a little bit of carving is required for this one.  In this picture the openings were carved from the bottom.  Once that is done, start by penciling letters on your pumpkins to act as a guide.  Then use a drill with a half inch drill bit to make holes to form each letter.  Light each one with votives or flameless LED candles and you’re done.  A fun greeting is the perfect way to light up your porch.  Here are a few more drilled pumpkin ideas I posted last year.

 

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No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

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Budget Tip of the Day: Painted Creatures

You can create some spooky silhouettes that are sure to steal the show with some spray paint and contact paper.  Start by printing out a your template on to contact paper or a full sheet label (like Avery 8165).  You can find full size images of all these creatures to print out at Woman’s Day.  Use an X-acto knife to cut out your picture.  Then peel off the backing and secure to your pumpkin.  You can also tape off the stem with painters tape if you like.  Apply 2 coats of black spray paint to each pumpkin.  Then simply peel off the label and your done.

 

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No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Budget Tip of the Day: Spider Web Pumpkins

These tangled spider webs are so much fun and the kids are sure to love them.

 

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All you need is a roll of twine, hot glue, and a few plastic spiders.  Start by gluing one end of the twine to the bottom of the pumpkin.  Loop the twine up toward the stem and continue to wrap it all the way around the pumpkin vertically.  Then start wrapping the twine loosely around the stem and continue to make loose loops from top to bottom.  Use hot glue to secure the twine along the way when needed.  Use the glue to secure a few spiders to your web and you’re done.  I’m definitely making these this year!

 

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This Week: No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Tis the season for pumpkins!  It’s my favorite time of year and everything you need to decorate for the season is right at your fingertips.  My kids are always SO excited when the pumpkins come out at the store.  We always carve a few the night before Halloween, but my pumpkin carving skills leave much to be desired.  No-carve ideas are right up my alley and I’m sure some of you feel the same way, right?  So this week is all about easy ways to dress up your pumpkins without using a knife.  It’s going to be fun!

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 Budget Tip of the Day: Lighted Pumpkins

Pull out your Christmas lights a month earlier this year for an easy, inexpensive way to light your pumpkins.  Simply wrap the pumpkins any way you like with your strands of lights.  Secure with pins between the cords every so often to keep them in place.  You can do this with a single pumpkin or create a series of pumpkins by connecting multiple light strands.  Doesn’t this look fantastic?!  This is such a quick and easy way to light the path for your guests.

 

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