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No Carve Autumn Leaf Pumpkin

This no carve autumn leaf pumpkin project is fast and easy to do and looks great when done.

Carving pumpkins is a lot of fun, especially when you do it with children, but it is also messy.

Fortunately, there are many alternatives for a carved pumpkins that will still set a fall theme around your home.

There are over 100 varieties of pumpkins. Some are best for eating and the others work best for carving. This project can use either type of pumpkin!

I love to use heirloom pumpkins as my pumpkin to decorate, since many have lovely colors and shapes on their own.
This no carve autumn pumpkin gives the look of fall without all the mess.,

You can also switch the bow for a completely different look for Halloween.  I love projects that can be done quickly and cost very little and this one is both.

Best of all, there is no mess with this autumn leaf pumpkin!  It looks great both indoors and out and will last a long time.
No Carve Autumn Leaf Pumpkin

Autumn Leaf Pumpkin Tutorial.

To make the autumn leaf pumpkin project you will need the following supplies: 

  • 1 pumpkin (Choose one that has been harvested at ripeness for best colors. You can also use a faux pumpkin.)
  • 1 glue stick
  • some silk leaves
  • wire wrapped ribbon[

To start, glue on the leaves around the center of the pumpkin.  You can do them in a straight row, but I like them sort of haphazardly placed so I did it that way.

Leaves on the pumpkinMake your wire wrapped ribbon bow.  I made mine with four loops since my pumpkin was not a large one.  See my tutorial on making an autumn floral bow: Always the Holidays.

Tie the bow on to the stem of the autumn leaf pumpkin, fluff it up a bit,  and you are done. That is all there is too it.

Autumn leaf pumpkin and gourds.To display indoors, just surround the autumn leaf pumpkin with a few gourds for a fall vignette.  So pretty!

Halloween leaf pumpkinWant something different for Halloween night?  Just switch out the bow for a Halloween themed one.  You could add a few Dollar store Halloween stickers too for a more festive look.

When fall rolls around, I also combine sunflowers with pumpkins in a unique no carve sunflower pumpkin display. Check it out!

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