Halloween is a fantastic time to exercise your creative DIY skills—but carving up those slippery gourds can prove a little precarious for even the most savvy of adults, and its likely not an activity you want to share with the kids in your life. Indeed, the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics cites that 18% of Halloween-related incidents involve injuries to the hands and fingers. But there are plenty of ways to decorate for the spookiest celebration of the year without carving up your pumpkins — read on to see five fabulous and unique DIY alternatives to the traditional jack-o’-lantern.