14 Awesome DIY Fall Pumpkins : Spooky Glitter Spider Web No-Carve Pumpkin Idea

As much as I love Halloween, one activity I don’t particularly enjoy is cleaning out the gooey slimy pumpkin guts when it’s time to carve jack-o-lanterns.  No-carve fall pumpkins have quickly moved to the top of my list of favorite Halloween DIY projects since they are cute and don’t involve any guts. 😉 This week I’m excited to be sharing this cute spooky glitter spider web no-carve Halloween pumpkin idea along with 13 other blogging friends that are sharing their fun fall pumpkins too!  You can find a list of links to all the participating blogs at the bottom of this post so you can check out all the fun ideas. Affiliate links are included in this post.

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When I saw these pumpkins on sale at Michaels last week I picked up a couple to make these easy DIY no carve pumpkins. If you’ve seen some of my other Halloween DIY’s you know I love to use glitter spiderwebs for lots of projects.  They are so easy, look fun, and take almost no time to make.  Check out these fun party bottles and these trick or treat bags for other cool ways to use these webs.  (These posts both have a video, so that might help you with these webs too to see exactly how I make them in real time.)

Fall Pupmkins

All you need for these cool fall pumpkins is a pumpkin (faux or real should work), white Elmer’s glue, fine black glitter, and a dry paint brush.  If you want to add a spider to yours, you’ll need a plastic spider as well. 

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Step 1:

Draw a web in glue on top of your pumpkin, making rings (kind of in a reverse scallop shape) like this:

Fall Pumpkins

I use thin lines of glue (by not opening up the twist top on top of the glue all the way you can control the flow of the glue better.) When you are are making your rings, try to keep the scallops and points lined up all the way around from ring to ring.  

I made three rings around the top of this pumpkin.  You can vary this according to the size of your pumpkin and what you think looks best.

Step 2:

Once you have drawn your rings, use your glue to make a line connecting one ring to another right where the points of the scallops line up.

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You can tell my lines here aren’t particularly neat.  They are thicker in some spots and thinner in others.  It’s not a huge deal.  Each of your fall pumpkins will look a bit different and it will add to the character. 

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Step 3:

As soon as you have all your lines drawn on with the glue, place your pumpkin on a sheet of paper (to help corral the glitter) and pour glitter over the entire glued surface of the pumpkin.

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This looks like a mess, but it is highly satisfying to pour piles of glitter out all over the pumpkin. 😉 The glitter will be easy to clean up to once it’s on the paper.  You can simply turn it into a funnel and pour it back into the glitter bottle.  

Step 4:

After you have dumped glitter all over your glue spiderweb, shake the excess off the pumpkin and set it aside to dry for awhile, until your glue is completely dry. This is another reason to make sure that you don’t make your spiderweb lines too thick.  It will dry much more quickly if the lines are thin.  To get the pumpkin to this point takes literally about 5 minutes or less.  SO easy!

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Once the glue has dried completely, using a dry paintbrush, brush the remaining glue off of the pumpkin to clean it all up.  The only place glitter will remain is on the actual spiderweb.  Pretty cool, right?

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To complete the look, I added a plastic glittered spider I had lying around and glued it to the top of the web.  

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Isn’t that fun and easy to make?  And I think they look pretty cool too!  I added mine to our entry way decor.

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Looking for more fun Halloween ideas?  

Here’s a sampling of some of our other most popular Halloween DIY’s and free printables:

free halloween printables

Krispy Skreme | We’ve Got Our Eyes On You | Rest In Pieces | Bone Appetit | Bugs & Kisses

DIY Halloween Ideas

Halloween Candy Buffet | Halloween Home Decor | Mummy Treat Bowl | Pumpkin Pancakes | Halloween Dinner Party

DIY Halloween Ideas

DIY Spider Wreath | Halloween Dinner Ideas | Spiderweb Snacks | Spider Headband | Spiderweb Drink Bottles

Looking for more fun DIY Crafts and printables?  You can find even more fun Halloween ideas in our Halloween DIY Gallery.

Here are my friend’s decorating pumpkin ideas!

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | Modern Glam

Decorating Pumpkin Ideas | Happy Happy Nester

Fall Pumpkins | Pink Peppermint Design

Vinyl Decals | Twelve on Main

DIY Pumpkin Beverage Chiller | My Sweet Savannah

Embroidery Hoop Farmhouse Pumpkins | Tatertots and Jello

DIY Pumpkin Patch | Zevy Joy

Gold Leaf Pumpkins | Taryn Whiteaker Designs

Raffia Pumpkins | The Tattered Pew

How to Make Gold Leaf Pumpkins | Hallstrom Home

Ombre Painted Pumpkins | Inspiration for Moms

Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins | The Happy Housie

Tissue Paper Pumpkin | Sincerely, Sara D

Happy Halloween!


Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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