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No Carve Pumpkins – 3 Simple Crafts For Kids

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas via A Blissful Nest

Hi friends! Michelle here with Ellery Designs and I’m thrilled to be guest blogging today at A Blissful Nest. Today I am going to show you a few simple DIY techniques to make your pumpkins crafty & cute! Best thing is, you probably have most of these supplies laying around your house.

No Carve Pumpkin ideas BY ELLERY designs

Supplies:

  • Pumpkins
  • Burlap
  • Sharpie
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Washi Tape
  • Tissue Fringe
  • Decorative Elements (I used paper glitter bats found at Michaels.)

Directions to make Name Pumpkin:

This is such a fun project that my daughter loved helping with. For her pumpkin she wanted her full name so I simply hand wrote her name with a Sharpie. Let me tell you, it’s not easy with the ridges of the pumpkins but I made it work. If you aren’t crazy about your handwriting you could always trace a font, to make it a bit easier.

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas by Ellery Designs

Directions to make Glitter “M” pumpkin:

First hand trace your letter, it doesn’t have to be perfect, as you can tell by my photo. I used Heidi Swapp’s glue and glitter found at Michaels. My daughter started putting the glue on but it was drying pretty quickly so I took over and finished it up. Sprinkle the glitter over the glue and voila! A glittery, festive pumpkin!

No Carve Pumpkins by Ellery Designs

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas by Ellery Designs

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas by Ellery Designs

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas by Ellery Designs

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas by Ellery Designs

No Carve Pumpkins by Ellery Designs

Directions to make “R” Pumpkin:

I used Heidi Swapp’s thick washi tape I had left over from her darling marquee letters. The R was a little tricky, I just kept ripping pieces of tape to form the letter. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect as you can see here, because I added some tissue fringe over the center to help hide the imperfections 🙂 I found these adorable glittery bats on sale at Michaels for under a $2 and added them to the pumpkins with some glue. Lastly, we decorated the stems with burlap ribbon and twine.

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas by Ellery Designs

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas by Ellery Designs

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas by Ellery Designs

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas by Ellery Designs

I hope you enjoyed these fun and crafty DIY pumpkins! My daughter just loves them and is quick to show everyone when they stop over.

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas by Ellery Designs

Sources:

Glitter Bats, Glitter, Glue, Washi Tape: Michaels

Burlap Ribbon: Menards

Twine: Target Dollar Section

Tissue Fringe: Shop Sweet Lulu

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