Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Tips

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Tips – Unique and crafty Halloween pumpkin decorating tips that don’t even involve carving! In a world of extreme pumpkin carving there are plenty of creative, non-traditional ways to decorate your pumpkin without even taking a blade to your pumpkin.

If you’re looking for a compliment to your child’s carved pumpkin jack-o-lantern, don’t want your children using knives to decorate their pumpkins, or simply want to turn your fall pumpkin into a craft – these tips are sure to please.

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Tips #1 – Use chalkboard paint to paint your pumpkin
Chalkboard paint turns your pumpkin from orange to a sinister glossy black. When the paint dries the kids can decorate the pumpkin safely using ordinary school chalk. Always use two coats of chalkboard paint and let dry overnight before writing with chalk. The paint may wash off in the rain so always keep the pumpkin under a covered area.

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Tips #2 – Use glow-in-the-dark paint on your pumpkin
Give spooky highlights to a carved jack-o-lantern or watch your ordinary pumpkin go from normal by day to spooky when the lights go out!

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Tips #3 – Turn your pumpkin into a vase for a dried flower arrangement
These pumpkins decorated with fall embellishments would be lovely as a centerpiece.  Simply hot-glue dried flowers, leaves and other autumn swag and let dry – no carving needed!

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Tips #4 – Use Armor All on your pumpkin.
Use Armor All or any automotive interior protection liquid to give your pumpkin a fresh, glossy look.

Special thanks to EventTrader for sending us these creative pumpkin decorating tips (and pics)! They’re perfect for Halloween crafts and fun for kids AND adults.

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