If carving a pumpkin is not your idea of a good time your in luck, I have two great no carve pumpkin decorating ideas that require very little supplies and time. The first is a monogrammed knit design. This technique is easy, mess free and very easy to personalize. If you don’t want a monogrammed design you can trace in shapes or stripes, use different  yarn colors -  the possibilities are endless!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Yarn
  • A marker or pen to outline your initial (or a stencil if needed)


  • Make sure you clean and dry your pumpkin before starting
  • Outline your design
  • Lightly tap your nails into the pumpkin
  • Tie a knot on the first nail and start zip-zagging to fill in the monogram (add more nails in between to fill in any gaps)
  • When finished tie another knot around the last nail.

The second is a stripe and chevron design. It's colorful and will brighten up your entryway.

Here is what you’ll need:


  • Make vertical stripes no need to measure the pumpkin has natural ridges you can follow.
  • With an alternating washi tape color cut  strips to form a V.  Use the pumpkin’s natural ridge as a baseline for the center.
  • When your done wrap a craft pipe cleaner around the stem.