Can you not bear the thought of carving up a pumpkin this year? There are plenty of ideas out there that will leave your festive squash plant without a scratch.

Chalkboard pumpkins

  • What you need
  • Black chalkboard spray paint
  • Pumpkin
  • Newspaper
  • Chalk

To start, take a clean pumpkin and place it on top of some newspaper in an outdoor space.

Using black chalkboard spray paint, coat the pumpkin twice and let dry. Once the paint has dried, you can use chalk to draw on it. And when your ready for something new, use a wet paper towel to wipe off the creation. This will leave you with a blank slate.

Pumpkin doughnuts

What you need:

  • Mini white pumpkins
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Spray glue
  • Sprinkles

Mini white pumpkins work best for this idea. Using paint or a paint marker, outline the frosting of the doughnut, including a circle outline in the middle.

Fill in your outline and let dry. For the sprinkles, you can either paint some on or use the real deal.

To do this, coat the pumpkin with spray glue before sprinkling on the sprinkles. To move them in place, use the back of a paint brush.

Seal the creation with spray glue and enjoy.

Nailed it!

Eevery now and then I get a Pinterest fail. I found this crayon melt pumpkin pin I was sure I could make in no time flat.

I followed the directions, glued the crayons to the pumpkin and blasted on the heat from a hairdryer.

What I ended up with was some half-melted crayons and a sad pumpkin. If anyone was able to make this work, please let me know on our Facebook page.