How to DIY the Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins for Halloween

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The hot weather in Florida, even in October, is not carved pumpkin friendly, so I am always putting a new twist on our decorations. Today I am sharing how to DIY the Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins for Halloween. A quick and easy project featuring Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, Dual Brush Pens, and one of my favorites – the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker!  This is a great project to complete with the kiddos in just an afternoon.  Let your creativity go to make the scariest, kookiest, or pretties monsters! I am so excited to be sharing today as part of the Creative Crafts Halloween Edition – Day Two!

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The Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins a Halloween DIY

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This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts HALLOWEEN Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs, and Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. We are featuring ALL the fabulously colorful and cute craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity, AND stop back on Saturday to see what everyone has created!

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Here's what you need to make Spooky Cute Monster Pumpkins:

Here's how to create Fun and Colorful Pumpkins for Halloween:


Sketch out some monstrous features on plain paper with MONO Drawing Pencil 3H grade.  This harder lead will allow you to sketch easily without a lot of erasing needed since your lines will be lighter.  I love drawing all of the features independently and then mixing and matching later. If you don't want to sketch your own, you can download my FREE PRINTABLE NO-CARVE MONSTER PUMPKIN FEATURES below ⇓

Sketch out monster eyes, noses and mouths with a pencil on plain paper Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #monsterpumpkins #nocarvepumpkins #freeprintable #kidscraft #halloweencraft


Ink in all of the sketches with the bullet tip of Dual Brush Pen N15.

Ink in your monster facial features with the bullet tip of the Tombow Dual Brush Pen Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #monsterpumpkins #nocarvepumpkins #freeprintable #kidscraft #halloweencraft

Next, I used my Cricut Bright Pad to trace all of the monster's features onto heavyweight 110 lb. cardstock with the bullet and fine tip of the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker.  I love to draw a double sketchy line when using the fine tip of the MONOTWIN to create added interest. The Cricut Bright Pad is my go-to for all my hand-drawn and hand-lettered printable files – plus it's great for weeding vinyl!

Place sketch onto the Cricut Bright Pad and trace monster facial features onto heavy cardstock with the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #monsterpumpkins #nocarvepumpkins #freeprintable #kidscraft #halloweencraft


Pick your favorite colors and dig in!  I used the Dual Brush Pens to give my monster features the added POP of color that they needed!

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I used some unconventional color combinations of Dual Brush Pens for my quick and easy no-carve monster pumpkins, which I just LOVE!

Color in the Monster eyes, noses and mouths with Tombow Dual Brush Pens Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #monsterpumpkins #nocarvepumpkins #freeprintable #kidscraft #halloweencraft


Next, cut out all monster features.  This is the FUN part – mix and match the features to create the perfectly creepy, cute or funny monster!

Cut out the colored monster features with scissors Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #monsterpumpkins #nocarvepumpkins #freeprintable #kidscraft #halloweencraft


Using Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, roll to apply then swipe to the side for a clean application. Mix and match the Monster facial features to make your own unique creations!

No-Carve Monster Pumpkins are Super Quick!

I hope you will use my how-to DIY the Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR Halloween decor. Get creative with the kiddos and have some FUN!

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Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION!

Below are more upcycled and recycled projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Creative Crafts – Halloween Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by each day this week for all the super cool projects!

My third co-host is Laura from Me and My Inklings sharing an adorable Scrap Fabric Pumpkin Banner that is super quick and easy to create. Love those calico fabric pumpkins!

Blanca with Creativities Galore is sharing a tutorial making Halloween Candy Pockets which are quick and easy. Scale these pockets up or down to create all types of gift holders!

Erin blogs over at Erin Reed Makes and she has created Dollar Store Etched Halloween Glassware for some classy home decor. Those are some cute ghouls!

Ginger with Ginger Snap Crafts creates the cutest candy gifts with tags, so check out her Halloween Neighbor Gift with free file to either print or cut on your Cricut. She has a TON of inspiration in this post!

Shani is making Easy Halloween Shrinky Dinks over on her blog Sunshine and Munchkins. I agree with her that the simplest craft projects are the ones that capture the kiddos interest the most!

Creative Crafts Halloween – Day Two!

Remember, today is just day two! Here is the link to Creative Crafts Halloween Edition Day One and stop back by each day this week for more creativity. I promise you won't be disappointed, but rather inspired! Create my project the Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins with the kiddos this Halloween season!

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Halloween is my FAVORITE time of the year, so I have a ton of fun ideas and projects. Check out my DIY Mason Jar Witch project that can be used as a candy jar, or a lantern!

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8 thoughts on “How to DIY the Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins for Halloween

  • September 16, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Such great ideas. I am always looking for different ways to decorate pumpkins. Here in Colorado, a carved pumpkin is just an open invitation for the deer to come to dinner! Thanks so much for sharing Beth!

    • September 16, 2020 at 8:37 pm

      Very true, Denise!!

  • September 18, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    These are cute monster pumpkins! Thank you for sharing the tutorial. Visiting from the Home Matters link up today. Have a great weekend!

    • September 19, 2020 at 8:34 am

      Thanks a bunch, Marielle!!

  • September 20, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Adorable! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.

    • September 21, 2020 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks for hosting at Party In Your PJ’s, Ann!!

  • September 24, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Cute pumpkins and project!

    Thanks for sharing your post with us on Embracing Home and Family link-up. I hope you join us again this Friday!


    • September 25, 2020 at 6:05 pm

      I certainly will join in the linky party fun, Cherelle!!


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