How to Make a Super Cute, No-Carve Owl Pumpkin

With big eyes and mournful cries, owls make the perfect spooky pumpkin motif.

Have a total hoot this Halloween with these charming no-carve pumpkins that are simple and easy to make. These wise owls are dressed up in newsprint and scrapbook feathers. If you want your orange pumpkin to be white (or any other color), use spray paint, like we did. Just make sure you clean and thoroughly dry orange pumpkins before spray-painting your choice of color.

If you want to make even more owl pumpkins this Halloween, check out our Owl Jack-o-Lantern (click here for instructions!).

This craft originally appeared in Country Woman magazine.


  • Scrapbook paper in assorted colors
  • Color copies of yellowed book pages and newspaper
  • Scrapbook scissors with specialty edges
  • Scissors
  • Scalloped circle punch
  • Double-stick tape
  • Straight pins
  • Pumpkins

Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1

Sketch a design on paper for the owl’s face and wings. Using regular and specialty scissors and a circle punch, cut designs from scrapbook paper and photocopied pages. Consider cutting multiple layers for each element, layering them for the desired effect. Cut fringe on the edges of the top layer of the wings for feathers, if desired.

Step 2

Layer designs using small pieces of double-stick tape. Secure pieces to pumpkins with straight pins. If desired, use pins with decorative heads for additional embellishment.