Easiest No-Carve Pumpkin Idea: Balloon Dipped Pumpkins DIY

Looking for no carve pumpkin ideas? Try this one! 

Balloon dipped pumpkins DIY, with stacked pumpkins piled on top of each other.

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…

Small pumpkins piled up against a wall, with colorful no-carve decorating.

Supplies for Balloon Dipped No Carve Pumpkins

You only need three things to make these pumpkins for Halloween! Here’s what you need…

  • balloons
  • scissors
  • mini pumpkins

Clever No Carve Pumpkin Idea

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?

Image of someone cutting a pink balloon with a pair of scissors.

Image of a woman covering a small pumpkin with a balloon.

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

Image of small pumpkins with colorful decoration, on white background.

Image of small balloon dipped pumpkins, in warm colors, with white background.

Image of colorful small pumpkins, decorated in warm colors, like pink and yellow.

Clever No Carve Pumpkin Idea

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...
Total Time2 mins
Keyword: balloons, diy, halloween, halloween diy, no carve pumpkin ideas, pumpkins
Author: Brittni
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • balloons
  • scissors
  • mini pumpkins

Instructions

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

Notes

This works best with small to medium sized pumpkins because the balloons can only stretch so far. So keep that in mind.
Tried this recipe?Mention @paperandstitch or tag #paperandstitch!

Styling and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff

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

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Pinned it to “crafts I might actually do” because, well, it is a craft I might actually do.

Anna Palmer

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

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.

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This is such a good idea! I want to try
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Laura Mitbrodt

This is just so clever! I love it.

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Bella B

This is CRAZY cute!

Amy W

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

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Rae

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

This is such a great alternative to painting pumpkins which can sometimes make a huge mess, I’ll need to give this a try.

Kelly

You are a genius!!!! This is so awesome and easy!!

Kelly @ Studio DIY

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

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

Paige
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Paige

Awesome Kelly. Let me know how they turn out.

Brittni

What a great idea!! I will definitely be trying this! Thanks 🙂

Kelly

Thanks Becky.

Brittni

This is actually a really cool idea!

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Becky

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

Brittni

What a brilliant idea! I have to give this a try, definitely!
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Michelle
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