We've got tons of no-carve, painted pumpkin ideas too.
When it comes to Halloween decorations, few things scream (get it?!) the spooky holiday better than a collection of DIY jack-o'-lanterns, whether they’re lining your porch to greet trick-or-treaters or lighting up your window sills every night. This October 31 though, we challenge you to give your go-to pumpkin carving routine a major facelift—literally. Rather than the classic ghoulish grin and eyes, think outside the box with these creative pumpkin faces ideas.
The best part? If messy pumpkin carving and gutting aren’t your thing, you don’t even need an X-acto knife to bring these adorable looks to life. Give your good-old-jack a jill-o-lantern, for starters, and craft no-carve couples pumpkins with simple plastic his and hers props. Or, bust out the paint, roll up your sleeves, and make gourd-geous replicas of your family’s faces with easy templates and a pretty pastel base.
And why limit your pumpkin faces to ones that are inspired by humans? These fresh picks run the gamut from owls to spiders, plus every Halloween motif in between. Or, per the rustic route, dress up your farmhouse with pumpkin faces designed to look like cows, piglets, and bunnies—all with the help of a few craft supplies. At the end of the day, if you’re still a stickler for a classic carving (it’s tradition, after all), we’ve got you covered with pumpkin pallors that'll outshine all the others in the neighborhood.