DIY No-Carve Popcorn Pumpkin

We’re back today with another no-carve pumpkin project and this one makes me SO hungry!!! I’m a popcorn fanatic (my mom used to make popcorn at my elementary school every week), so we’re turning a pumpkin into a bag of popcorn! I’m so happy with how this one came out and it’s definitely made its way up to the top of my all-time favorite projects. We still haven’t picked out our pumpkins for our apartment yet, but I saw so many of you go to the pumpkin patch this past weekend, and I can’t wait to see some of you make popcorn pumpkins after this. Get those pumpkins ready and pop it like it’s hot!


Tall pumpkin
White spray paint or craft paint
Pink craft paint
White tissue paper
Yellow marker
Construction paper
Printable white vinyl (here)
Hot glue gun


1. Clean your pumpkin of any dirt or dust. In a well-ventilated area, spray paint your pumpkin white. You could also use craft paint if you don’t want to spray paint.

2. While your pumpkin is drying, cut small squares out of white tissue paper. Color some of the squares yellow with a marker and crumple them up into a ball.

3. Using a hot glue gun, glue multiple balls of tissue paper together to resemble a piece of popcorn. Make enough of these to go around the whole top of your pumpkin.

4. Cut a 1″ strip out of construction paper. Place the strip of paper on your pumpkin and trace stripes all around the bottom 2/3 of the pumpkin. Paint the stripes pink or red, leaving the rest of the pumpkin white.

5. Paint a scalloped edge around the top of the “popcorn container” if you wish. Once all of the paint has dried, hot glue the pieces of popcorn to the top of the pumpkin.

6. Finish off by printing out this file here onto adhesive vinyl. Cut out the popcorn logo and adhere it to the front of the pumpkin!


This pumpkin is totally POPPIN’! 😉 I keep dying over how cute the paper “popcorn pieces” turned out, they look SO real! We have one more no-carve pumpkin project coming this year, so if you’re not the biggest popcorn fan, don’t worry, I know you’re going to LOVE the next one!

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