Friday Faves - No-Carve Pumpkins

Last week as I was scouring Pinterest for "fall crafts," I came across so many ingenious no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas.  I ultimately landed on the mud cloth pumpkins from my last post, but there were so many other great ideas that I figured I would share them in this week's Friday Favorites.  Carving pumpkins is always fun, but they definitely don't last as long and don't typically make the best indoor decorations.  Here are some of my fave no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas:

succulent cinderella pumpkin - pic from zoe with love blog

succulent cinderella pumpkin - pic from zoe with love blog

1.  Succulent Cinderella Pumpkin

Zoe from Zoe With Love is one of those people that just has natural style and impeccable taste.  She's also an uber talented florist and home decorator, so I wasn't a bit surprised when she posted this gorgeous DIY project last week.  How perfect would this be as your table centerpiece?  Full tutorial here

pumpkin fairy house - pic from blue bells and lipstick

pumpkin fairy house - pic from blue bells and lipstick

2.  Pumpkin Fairy House

Another one of my favorite Pittsburgh bloggers, Megan at Blue Bells and Lipstick, shared her take on a no-carve pumpkin this week.  Using items you can find in your backyard (ok and at Michael's), Megan created this adorable fairy house pumpkin.  The pic above is halfway through the creation, so I will let you check out the full post here to see the finished product.

diy gold confetti pumpkin - pic from homey oh my

diy gold confetti pumpkin - pic from homey oh my

3.  Gold Confetti Pumpkin

I told you guys in my last post that I am completely obsessed with the DIY blog, Homey Oh My.  Amy's ideas are so creative!  Take these confetti pumpkins for example.  They look so chic and all you need is a pumpkin, scissors and Washi tape to make the confetti!  Check out the full post here.

fresh flroal moon pumpkin - pic from the merry thought

fresh flroal moon pumpkin - pic from the merry thought

4.  Fresh Floral Moon Pumpkin

Holy Moly am I obsessed with this one.  The black and white is so stunning, but of course you could do this with a million other color / flower combinations.  How amazing would these be as centerpieces at a fall wedding?  Check out all the gorgeous details here at The Merry Thought.

lace pumpkin from pinterest

lace pumpkin from pinterest

5.  The lace pumpkin

If you've checked out the Halloween decor at Target or Michael's, you have probably seen the lace pumpkins for sale.  To be honest, I felt like the quality wasn't great and I was sure you could make something even better.  However, I never thought of simply using an old fishnet or lace stocking!  It couldn't be easier.  You literally stuff the pumpkin into the foot of a pair of stockings and tie at the top - or add a bow for extra sassiness!  I am not sure where this originated from, but I found it on Pinterest and this site.  

woodland creatures pumpkins - pic from country living

woodland creatures pumpkins - pic from country living

6.  Woodland Creatures Pumpkins

I mean seriously stop it.  If you have kids (or even if you don't), these couldn't be any cuter!  I also found these on Pinterest and they seem to have come from this awesome list from Country Living.

Are you planning on doing any pumpkin decorating this month?  Will you try a no-carve project or do you prefer the traditional carved jack-o-lantern?  Either way, remember to have fun and let your creative juices run wild!