Easiest No-Carve Pumpkin Idea: Balloon Dipped Pumpkins DIY


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


  • 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?

32 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.


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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Brittni, you KILLED it with these! The pumpkins are so cute, and the photos are just dreamy! <3
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