Easiest No-Carve Pumpkin Idea: Balloon Dipped Pumpkins DIY

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Easiest No-Carve Pumpkin Idea: Balloon Dipped Pumpkins DIY

In theory, I like the idea of pumpkin carving around Halloween time, but I just can’t bring myself to clean up the mess (and spend the time) to do it. So, I typically stick to no-carve pumpkin ideas instead. And this year, I have a new one that I thought I’d share because it’s SO insanely easy!

I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, BUT this might just be the easiest no-carve pumpkin tutorial ever. And possibly the quickest too….considering it takes about 60 seconds to complete. Toot toot. Whoops! Want to make your own?

Here’s how to make balloon dipped pumpkins in 60 seconds or less…

Easiest No-Carve Pumpkin Idea: Balloon Dipped Pumpkins DIY

Supplies:

  • balloons
  • scissors
  • mini pumpkins

How To:

1. Cut the stem off a balloon, so you’re just left with the larger bulb shape.

2. Pull the balloon over the bottom of a miniature pumpkin. Adjust the balloon to get the desired look. You can pull the balloon all the way up to the top and cover the pumpkin completely or lower it for a ‘dipped’ look.

Would love to try this idea with pattern balloons too, like these marbled ones. What about you?

Balloon Dipped No-Carve Pumpkin Idea

Balloon Dipped No-Carve Pumpkin Idea for Halloween

Pretty simple, right? Here’s how they turned out…

Balloon Dipped No-Carve Pumpkin Idea for Halloween

Balloon Dipped No-Carve Pumpkin Idea for Halloween

Balloon Dipped No-Carve Pumpkin Idea for Halloween

Styling and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give this no-carve pumpkin idea a try?

43 comments | Click here to reply

What a brilliant idea! I have to give this a try, definitely!
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Michelle | October 12th, 2015 at 9:06 am

Thanks Michelle. Yes, definitely give this a try. It’s such a quick project.

Brittni | October 12th, 2015 at 9:15 am

This is actually a really cool idea!

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Becky | October 12th, 2015 at 9:17 am

Thanks Becky.

Brittni | October 12th, 2015 at 9:31 am

What a great idea!! I will definitely be trying this! Thanks :)
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Kelly | October 12th, 2015 at 9:52 am

Awesome Kelly. Let me know how they turn out.

Brittni | October 12th, 2015 at 10:06 am

Oh I love these color blocked pumpkins! They’re so cute!

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Paige | October 12th, 2015 at 12:36 pm

I love the pink and white dip dyed look. It’s great for when you don’t have time to carve or paint pumpkins

Serena | October 12th, 2015 at 1:07 pm

You are a genius!!!! This is so awesome and easy!!
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | October 12th, 2015 at 2:02 pm

This is such a great alternative to painting pumpkins which can sometimes make a huge mess, I’ll need to give this a try.
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Kelly | October 12th, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Well this is just brilliant. I’m over here trying to get ready for a Halloween shindig that I was roped into hosting (my apartment seems to be the most accessible for the group), with no idea what to get for supplies. Since I’m funding, I’m thinking balloon dipped pumpkins it is!

It doesn’t hurt that they’re adorable.

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gabriella | October 12th, 2015 at 4:10 pm

This is such a cute idea and one that I can honestly say I have not seen before.

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Rae | October 12th, 2015 at 6:40 pm

This is CRAZY cute!
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Amy W | October 12th, 2015 at 10:02 pm

This is just so clever! I love it.

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Bella B | October 12th, 2015 at 11:13 pm

This is such a good idea! I want to try
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Wow, these look great. I love that you can choose colours to match your decor AND you can eat/make soup from the pumpkins afterwards! Also, so easy, non messy and safe to do with kids.

Lesley | October 13th, 2015 at 3:49 am

Please dispose of the balloons properly they are.dangerous to wildlife.
Many animals mistake them with food and die with a stomach full of balloons.

Nancy | October 13th, 2015 at 9:26 am

Pinned it to “crafts I might actually do” because, well, it is a craft I might actually do.
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This is such a cool idea! So simple and easy – with no mess. Brilliant!

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Laurie | September 28th, 2016 at 7:15 pm

Let me know how it goes Laurie. :)

Brittni | September 28th, 2016 at 7:35 pm

Took my small white pumpkins to the party store. Bought several sizes of balloons but could not get any of them to stay on. The balloon slid off the first try and broke in half on the second try. The party store manager insisted that they were “quality” balloons.
What am I doing wrong?

Kay | October 4th, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Hi Kay. Without seeing the pumpkins and balloons its hard to say for sure. It sounds like either the pumpkins are too small for the balloons or the balloons are too big for the pumpkins. I used pretty small balloons, especially for the small pumpkins. But had no trouble getting them to stay on once I got them over the largest part of each pumpkin. You want the balloons to be tight enough where it takes a little effort to get them on. Hope that helps.
-Brittni

Brittni | October 5th, 2016 at 9:24 am

Wow! I didn’t know that the balloons stretch like that when they’re on the pumpkin! It looks like you just hand painted the pumpkin! How adorable and super simple!

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SUPER CUTE and fun! just tried it… was hoping I could do this on the small to medium sized pumpkins…but standard balloons (not small balloons) barely fit over my mini pumpkins…..maybe the really BIG balloons might work…..NOW if i could just find them in 1 day by halloween…if not I will just keep my balloon pumpkins around for thanksgiving!! yay
thank you for sharing your awesome….first time to your site and I love it!

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