There are smart new ways to decorate your pumpkin this Halloween and it doesn't necessarily involve carving them every time. These unusual pumpkin decorating ideas are awesome, especially if you get the kids to help out. These nifty ideas are fun and allow everyone to express their imaginative side in artful ways no one imagined possible when it came to conventional Halloween pumpkins. These decorative suggestions will certainly blow the lid off the top of your head, but not necessarily your pumpkin, unless the idea suggests it. From decoupage, and hand-painting, to carving, these ideas are so much fun that they're ripe for the pumpkin patch picking.

#1. If you're fresh out of ideas you can always look up to the sky for some interesting inspiration.

Cut the insides, and get rid of Jack’s guts. Then find a constellation that you really like. It could be your own zodiac sign. Then drill the holes, paint your Jack black, and stick a light in and voila! You’ve got yourself an astrological pumpkin for Halloween.

#2. No need to make your pumpkin Halloween theme when you can celebrate the Fall season.

Just paint your pumpkin white, use a glitter pen and write a positive message. But don’t forget to remove the top off and add something beautiful that says fall is here like some pretty flowers.

#3. Just because it's Halloween, it doesn't mean that you can't have a hole-y experience.

Instead of carving a face, use small and medium drill bits to Swiss Cheese your pumpkin. Just make sure to cut the top and remove the guts out first or it’ll start oozing its guts out and make the trypophobe in your family freak.

#4. Who needs a human server when you can turn your pumpkin into a cupcake holder.

There’s no room this Halloween for any tricks with a plate of delicious treats sitting on a plate on top. But to do this, you’ll need to remove the stump first.

#5. Use your pumpkin to create a diorama that you can really howl over this Halloween.

Carve the inside out and make a lycan diorama with twigs for trees and rocks and shrubs that you can get from your backyard. You can also carve the crescent moon in the distance. Then, you just need a toy wolf to turn your pumpkin into a real Teen Wolf.