Decorating Pumpkins without Gutting

Asked AnsweredI know that painting pumpkins is popular but I am not much of an artist. Do you have any suggestions for unusual ways to do a pumpkin without having to gut it?

Thumb tacks are a great way to design a pattern on a pumpkin. Piping and rick rack are also cute materials to create a displayable pumpkin. Our DIY expert also suggests cutting shapes from adhesive Velcro to make faces on a pumpkin. Just remember that anything that punctures the pumpkin will shorten its lifespan so decorate with care.