Don’t get us wrong, you just can’t beat a spot of pumpkin carving. Whether you’re creating a gruesome face or a terrifying scene, it’s all part of the Halloween fun. That said, as crafters, we’re always looking for ways to get creative and pumpkins offer the perfect opportunity for us to show off our skills. Whether you’re into knitting, painting, embroidery or upcycling, we have the perfect decorating tips right here - no scalpels required.
Sequins and polka dots
Add a touch of sparkle to your pumpkin - think of it as the vegetable version of a disco ball.
These statement squash pack a punch - you'd be ghoulish not to try this technique at home.
Bold and bright
Be a butternut squash amongst a sea of pumpkins - that's certainly our goal. These funky geometric patterns will help your designs stand out from the crowd.
Paint it metallic
Such a simple idea, but so incredibly striking. The best bit? All you need is spray paint (and a pumpkin!).
The sophisticated one
Looking to indulge in a little monochrome this Halloween? Swap white for gold and use this gorgeous veg as your inspiration.
Spin a yarn
Covering your pumpkin in your favourite yarn is certainly a handy trick (or treat) if your carving goes awry.
Because pumpkins are the new canvases. We think this folk art print is just gorge.
Stitch your own pumpkin
Talk about #embroiderygoals. These non-traditional Halloween hotties definitely have us in stitches.
When it comes to Halloween, all that glitters is most certainly gold. These look a bit like unicorns, don't you think?
The Mod Podge crew
Hurrah, we've found a way to use up fabric scraps! Just paste some onto your prized pumpkin, along with a little Mod Podge, and voila!
Don't forget to share your creations with us on social media - the craftier the better! You'll also find more tips, tricks and treats on our pumpkin decorating Pinterest board.