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