You will need some brads. I grabbed some from my stash along with some really fun ones from Buttons Galore and More as part of my designer status with them.
Then literally you just push them into the pumpkin. If you don't know what a brad is you can see that it has a nail like appearance in the photograph above. However brads are not sharp and can be used when crafting with kids. So they are perfect! I pressed them into fake pumpkins here but they will work on real ones as well. They are so easy to push in it is almost not like a craft at all! No glue is even required y'all.
You can spell fall with these antique ABC brads like the picture above. Or grab some fabric and glitter covered brads for some pumpkins like the picture below.
Maybe you don't like the brads all in a line? Just used them as dots all around your pumpkin. Below I used a combination of tiny jewel rounds and jewel flowers.
You can even get a little funky with your brads and use them to create a fun pumpkin face. What a fun way to "carve" a pumpkin without ever getting out a knife. The best part? I created all of these in less than 15 minutes. Such a quick and easy craft that there is no reason NOT to do it!
I am displaying mine in a bowl along with my baker's twine pumpkins. What a fun addition to your fall decor and all in just a few minutes time.