For those that wince at the thought of carving a pumpkin for its mess or time-consuming elements, this painted pizza pumpkin tutorial by The Kitchn shares a fun and simpler way to create a pumpkin decoration. The tutorial requires sticking on adhesive topping cutouts and using paints to turn your pumpkin into an autumnal pizza.
Carving pumpkins might not be everyone's cup of tea but it doesn't mean you have to give up the tradition of decorating gourds. Rather this tutorial uses paints, paper and tape to create a festive food decoration. The pumpkin is painted yellow to represent the cheese with a slash of red at the bottom to represent the sauce. Then you can stick on colorful, glittery and texturized topping paper cutouts of items such as pepperonis, mushrooms and peppers using tape or glue.