DIY Gold Geo No-Carve Pumpkins



I love carving pumpkins, I really do. And I’m sure I’ll carve up a pumpkin or two before Halloween. But sometimes, you just don’t wanna carve a pumpkin. You don’t want to get your hands all gushy in the pumpkin guts and you don’t want to almost slice your fingers apart with those little pumpkin carving knives that don’t do anything anyway. So this DIY is for all of you lovelies out there who want a lot of visual bang for your buck with almost zero time or cleanup. Fancy, gold, geometric, no-carve pumpkins.


  • a few pumpkins
  • gold pen (Pen-Touch is my hands-down fave)

Make Time: 10 Minutes



You could really do this with any old pumpkins, but I think it looks particularly bossy on white mini pumpkins. I would seriously keep these things out all year long. So. Get your pumpkins, dust off any yucky stuff, and start drawing.

Choose a “front side” of the pumpkin. For this particular project, I looked for the smoothest side with the fewest blemishes and the shallowest grooves. (Sometimes if the groove is too deep the pen won’t reach down in there and you can’t get any ink on it.) On the front side, draw a triangle. Right next to it, draw another triangle, with flat sides about 1/8″ apart. I like to keep the lines between all of the triangles relatively even, so I always try to put flat sides together (as opposed to a point being next to a flat side).




I was going to continue the pattern all the way around, but I reached a stopping point and stood back and thought it looked pretty rad! So I let it be. Feel free to continue the geometric pattern around the whole dang thing.


I love these! I think they’d make really cool party favors or teacher gifts for Halloween. I’ll be keeping mine forever. Or at least until they rot. Happy Halloween! xoxo




  1. Fida on said:

    Love this! very creative.
    thanks for sharing!


  2. Brittni on said:

    Gold paint pens are the best! Love the geometric shapes you went with on this one Chelsea. Very chic, for pumpkins.

  3. These are amazing Chels!!!! Love the shapes and, of course, the gold!

  4. Natalia on said:

    These are really cuteeee and easy! Love it

  5. elaine costa on said:

    I love these! Gives me all kinds of other ideas, too! Thanks for the post.

  6. OhetPuis on said:

    Beautiful and very creative ! Love it

  7. fojaga on said:

    Great idea!
    I haven’t seen white pumpkins!

  8. onel on said:

    Modern-looking pumpkins! Love them 😀

  9. Caitlin on said:

    what a simple but awesome idea to spruce up pumpkins! very cute.

  10. Love this. When I first saw it on Instagram I was sure you painted them… so clever using a gold pen.

  11. Courtney on said:

    Wow I LOVE this idea!! How cool are these pumpkins!

  12. Lisa on said:

    Love this! I think you covered just enough with the pattern. If you had covered the whole thing it would haev looked a bit busy, but this is much chic-er

    • chelsea on said:

      Thanks so much Lisa! Glad you like it.

  13. Mishael on said:

    Where did you get the pumpkins?

    • chelsea on said:

      Found the pumpkins at my local grocery store. :)

  14. Annie on said:

    Thank you for feeding two of my favorite obsessions: gold and white pumpkins. This truly is a lovely thing!

  15. Jaclyn on said:

    I love white pumpkins, these are so gorgeous! I featured this on my blog today. =)


  16. Maureen on said:

    love the gold on the white pumpkins—very classy!!!

  17. Erica on said:

    I. LOVE. This. I think I might try it on those fake craft pumpkins from Michael’s – that way I can keep them forever!