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DIY No Carve Thanksgiving Pumpkins with Markers

3 Pumpkins…2 Materials….1 Adorable Thanksgiving Display:

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It’s almost Thanksgiving! I can’t wait to gather around the table with my family, enjoy a delicious dinner, and take time to remember the many things I’m grateful for. One of them being this adorable pumpkin project! It’s so simple, it literally took me 5 minutes per pumpkin, and depending on the size, it could take you even less time.

Follow along to learn how to make these pumpkins that pop with metallic accents & hand-drawn shapes:


  • 3 pumpkins, all different sizes and colors
  • Gold metallic pen (Sharpie works great)

How to: 

This is pretty self explanatory. You can either look on Pinterest to pick an “arrow” design you love, or just use your imagination. Draw an arrow pattern on your pumpkin with your Gold metallic pen, starting from the stem to the bottom of the pumpkin. Have fun with this! I incorporated some cute dots and fine lines for some variation. You can also use a silver metallic – I find that it compliments white pumpkins beautifully.

And there you have it! You can display as a centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table, or place by your doorway to welcome people into your home. I promise, these little pumpkins will be the talk of the evening. 😉