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No Carve Pumpkin Ideas Mini Pumpkins

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If you are looking for some no-carve pumpkin ideas this year, see what we did a few years ago with mini-pumpkins.

Decorating mini pumpkins is an easy way to decorate with flair this fall. Gather up some washi tape and make this simple craft in minutes. This is an updated post from my first year of blogging.

No carve Pumpkin Idea

Hi Friends

I hope you are having a wonderful week! Today I am decorating some little pumpkins using decorative washi tape and scrapbook stickers. I like to use supplies I already have because honestly, otherwise they just sit in the closet. 

I have a lot of scrapbook supplies from my scrapbook days (now I do a lot of it online).I love using my washi tape for other projects.

First I picked up some miniature pumpkins from the market. These are so cute and easy to find. 

Mini Pumpkins in basket


After washing and completely drying them, I started to decorate them.


UPDATE – You can also use plastic pumpkins, which I actually prefer because they last longer and you can use them year after year. The Washi adheres better to plastic pumpkins.

Fall Decor - Mini Pumpkins

These are so much fun to make and they look so festive!

mini white pumpkins

Decorating Mini Pumpkins – Supply List/Directions


  1. If using real pumpkins, wash, and dry mini pumpkins thoroughly before applying the tape. Be sure to use only smooth pumpkins. I find that the tape sticks better to the plastic pumpkins.
  2. Starting from the center, press washi tape from the center to bottom.
  3. Cut tape to fit.
  4. Continue adding washi tape as desired.
  5. Note, some washi tape will stick to the pumpkins better than others. You may want to use a little glue on some of the tapes.

Use the tape from the stem to the base of the pumpkin and repeat 5 – 6 times. The orange or white from the pumpkins will pop in between the washi tape.

No Carve pumpkin decorating ideas

Here is how it would look on a real pumpkin:


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No Carve mini pumpkins

These are ready for decorating your desk, mantle or fall table. When the holiday is over, you can remove the washi tape and bake the mini-pumpkins if you wish.

Here are the original pumpkins I decorated in 2012.



Fall is a great time to get crafty. These mini pumpkins are easy to find at the grocery store and make a fun and simple decorating project. You can also use a hot glue gun and sequins to make them sparkle.

For more great fall decor ideas, check out these fun frugal ideas:

DIY Scarecrow Fall Craft Idea A cute table or mantel decorating idea – perfect for fall.

20 Minute Dollar Store Wreath – Made with items from the dollar store!

Fall Placesetting Pouches – Made with dollar store items and so cute for a fall tablescape.

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Are you excited for fall?

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Decorating Mini-Pumpkins with washi tape is a quick and easy craft idea.








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Creatively Beth

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Gorgeous gilded pumpkins!! I'd love for you to share over at our weekly Wednesday Creative Crafts Linky Party Have a great week! Creatively, Beth


Thursday 1st of October 2020

Thank you Beth!


Tuesday 15th of September 2020

SO cute. I adore mini pumpkins. And good tip about using fake ones too, so no rot.


Tuesday 15th of September 2020

Thank you Tamara!

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