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October is approaching, and that means Halloween craft projects.

Carving pumpkins has always been a family tradition of mine, but with all the renovations going on this year, the last thing I think I want to deal with is more gunk in the house. I’m sure all the sawdust from our flooring projects will somehow find their way to the wet insides of the pumpkin in no time, which means more cleanup when I’d really rather have less!

So instead of embarking on yet another messy project right now, I figured why not try drawing or painting on them instead? Here are a few of my favorite examples of pumpkin artistry, no knives required.

 I love the wonky wood look, and the giant bug is so neat against the white! (Image from Country Living)

These aren’t really Halloween, but would probably work nicely in a room for the entire fall season. (Image from Alabama Living)
 By using orange and black as the main color scheme, these would work well in Halloween decor. (Image from Country Sampler)

I. Am. So. Doing. This.
(Image from iwantalife.com)

Have you given this a try? I’m going to attempt some of these myself this week, and I’ll share the photos soon. Just grab some paint, a marker, and let the creativity fly!

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  1. Another idea my sister-in-law had last year was to use chalkboard spray paint to paint the pumpkins and then her boys could use chalk to draw and re-draw faces on the pumpkins. Un-cut pumpkins last so much longer, too.

  2. Love those black & white pumpkins! I'd also be much less likely to injure myself decorating those than carving them. Thanks for the ideas!