This Halloween, just say no to the usual pumpkin-carving chaos! We’ve searched high and low for the best pumpkin decorating ideas that trade stringy seeds for fun and festive designs. From pumpkins that channel Olaf and Pikachu to ones that let kids get creative with confetti, click through our album for DIY ideas the whole family will love.

Say Hi to Cacti

We’re pretty sure it’s impossible to feel prickly once you take a peek at these Cactus Pumpkins from Aww, Sam. They're perfect for those who are over the usual orange pumpkins and they're a creative addition to your stoop, too. Learn more here.

photo: Aww, Sam

What’s your favorite no-carve way to decorate a pumpkin? Share it with us in the Comments below!

— Abigail Matsumoto