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?

50 comments | Click here to reply

Hi Kelty. Thanks for asking…I don’t sell a stock photo version of this though.
-Brittni

Brittni

Hi, your pumpkin photos with the colourful balloons, do you sell the stock photo by chance? I’d love to use it. Thanks!

Kelty

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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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