Between making or shopping for costumes and loading up on candy, there’s not always a lot of time for carving an intricate pumpkin. Instead of carving boring triangle eyes and a crooked smile, why not make a no-carve pumpkin that only looks like it took hours to make? You’ll not only impress trick-or-treaters but your uncut pumpkin will last all season long!

All That Glitters

For this simply chic look, start by choosing a pumpkin with a long stem.

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Next, paint the body of your pumpkin in your favorite color. You can also color match your decor or use a metallic paint for a more formal look.

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After your pumpkin dries, coat the stem in a thick layer of glue and cover in glitter.

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Paint it Black

Begin by painting your pumpkin with chalk paint. (Every brand of paint is different, so be sure to follow the instructions on the can.)

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Use a chalk marker to decorate your pumpkin. You can either draw on a jack-o-lantern face, try your hand at chalkboard lettering or do something a little more abstract. The best part? Mistakes simply wipe away! You can also change out your design as the season goes on.

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The Cover Up

Coat a small area of your pumpkin with decoupage (a thick glue that also works as a sealer) and cover that area with tissue paper or pages from an old book. Continue working in small sections until the whole pumpkin is covered.

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Add fall leaves (artificial or from the yard) and other embellishments to the top of the pumpkin.

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Picture Perfect

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