Pumpkin carving ideas for halloween:
Perhaps the most iconic way to begin the spooky season is by carving pumpkins.Yes, you can buy all of your favorite Halloween candy and make the cutest DIY costumes to give to trick-or-treaters.However, decorating a pumpkin to display outside on your stoop (along with a homemade Halloween wreath!) evokes a sense of the season.
Additionally, it is an adorable concept for a fall date.There are a lot of different ways to carve pumpkins, but in order to spook everyone who rings your doorbell on October 31, we’ve gathered a few of the best designs.Despite the adorableness of some of these pumpkin faces, they are just as likely to say “Aww!”as they are about to yell,
It is probably a good idea to conduct an inventory check of any necessary supplies you may or may not have on hand before deciding which carving idea to pursue.You can purchase inexpensive tools online that you can use for years to come if you do not already have a pumpkin carving kit.
We’ve also included some ideas for painting pumpkins and faces that need a stencil if you’ll have kids helping you carve them, so everyone can participate.Read up on the best ways to preserve your carved pumpkin so that you and your family can enjoy it for as long as possible once you have chosen one or more of the best ideas for carving pumpkins.
Use a marker to draw eyes, a mouth, and a scar—a curved horizontal line that wraps around the pumpkin—on it.Divide the pumpkin in half along the scar.Sort the seeds out;discard.Put a lot of half-toothpicks into the rind’s bottom;Replace the top piece by pressing down on the toothpicks that are still exposed to hold the pieces together.
Cut out the mouth and eyes;Slice at an angle into the shape of the scar to make it stand out more.Using a damp cloth, remove any remaining marker.Along the length of the scar, poke pairs of holes in opposite directions 12 inches apart with an awl or skewer.Make a U shape with a Q-tip;Press one end into each of two holes that are opposite one another.Keep going until the holes are filled in.Use half-toothpicks to press olives into the eye holes.
2 PUMPKINS WITH PERSONALITY:
Pumpkin carving concepts Pumpkins with personality faces SUSAN MCWHINNEY Be on the lookout, because these jovial pumpkins are looking back.Make eye holes in your pumpkin and insert plastic eyeballs, which can be purchased at party supply stores, into the holes to give the face a creepy look.
3 Three Toothy Pumpkin Carving Ideas:
STEVE GIRALT This surprised fella will look adorable (in a scary way!)on the front porchSquash of any size can be used to sculpt round eyes and a large mouth.For teeth, insert artificial nails into the mouth’s edge.Glue black sequin pupils to seashell coins for eyes;push into position.
4 SPACE PUMPKIN ANTONIS ACHILLEOS:
Impress Earthlings with the out-of-this-world effects on this space-themed set.Light up the night by tapping the built-in LEDs on the pumpkin flying saucer and rocket ship made of butternut squash.
5 CASSETTE CUTIE:
Pumpkin carving ideas DANIELLE DALY Attach craft felt to the pumpkin’s top.By stapling plastic film into loops, you can make hair.Create a rectangle for the mouth and insert the cassette (you can first trace the tape to ensure that it will fit!).Insert metal components for eyes and a nose and hot glue tape to the bottom of the mouth.Add accessories as you like.
6 ELVIS PUMPKIN CARVING TIPS DANIELLE DALY:
Obsessed with the newest Elvis movie?The pumpkin, which goes well with your rocking costume, is next on our list.Put craft fur on the top of the pumpkin and style it into the famous “do” of the King.Hold up his sunglasses with pins.To create a stand, cover two pieces of cardstock and a roll of duct tape with gold glitter.
7 PUMPKIN WITH A MOHAWK:
Pumpkin carving ideas pumpkin with a mohawk DANIELLE DALY Decorate your pumpkin with extra lollipops you have lying around.Make holes in the top of the pumpkin with a metal skewer.Add some lollipops.Make ears out of leftover pumpkin pieces and carve eyes and a mouth.Make eyes with gumdrops and accessorize with licorice or jewelry you already have at home.
8 DISCO GOURDS DANIELLE DALY:
With this look, your disco gourds will be the center of attention at the party.Wrap some silver or gold foil around the stem of the gourd and attach it to the top.Paint eyeballs on ping pong balls, cut them in half, and glue foil fringe eyebrows to them.Connect to gourd.Attach teeth-filled mouths made of felt to each gourd.
9 The Hair-Rising Band:
Pumpkin Carving Ideas: Carve the faces you want, and then glue lentils to the nut of your choice to make eyes.Use dress pins to attach to the pumpkin.Planter should be placed on top of each upside-down bowl in each pumpkin (over the light).
10 VAMPIRE PUMPKIN:
pumpkin carving ideas vampire pumpkin DANIELLE DALY Attach black bats above your pumpkin’s eyes and mouth to create eyebrows and a smoking mustache for a fang-tastic carved pumpkin.
11 PINUP GHOST PUMPKIN:
Pumpkin carving ideas by DANIELLE DALY You can’t get any spookier than combining a traditional orange pumpkin with a ghoulish ghost.To create your ghoul, all you need are some white thumbtacks and a black Sharpie to draw the screaming mouth.
12 Spidey Sensation:
Pumpkin Carving Ideas Spidey Sensation Pumpkin DANIELLE DALY Carve a Spider Web First.Spray paint the pumpkin black, wait for it to dry, and then take the web pieces out.For a stunning appearance, hot glue rhinestones to a spider template and construct the bejeweled creepy crawler.
13 “WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR…
” PUMPKIN PUMPKIN CARVING IDEA DANIELLE DALY If you’re looking for a pumpkin carving design that will last past Thanksgiving, this meaningful idea will look great on your front porch or as a centerpiece in October and November.Using glue, have your friends and family write down what they are thankful for on thin paper leaves and stick them to the pumpkin.
14 CANDY LAND PUMPKIN:
Pumpkin carving ideas MIKE GARTENWith gum and lollipops, go all out.
Get the tutorial for CandyLand Pumpkin.
15 CRAZY HAIR JACK-O’-LANTERNS PUMPKIN CARVING IDEAS:
Scoop out pumpkins, carve faces on them, and then plant them with sturdy green plants and herbs.
16 HUNGRY JACK PUMPKIN CARVING IDEA ANTONIS ACHILLEOS:
An apple a day keeps the ghoul away!Make eyes and a mouth out of a pumpkin with a freeform shape.Push the ends of two squashes into each eye hole after cutting them off.Cut teeth from the cutout ring and secure them with toothpicks.Draw a face on an apple with a permanent marker and place it in the mouth of your pumpkin.
17 A LITTLE BLACK MAGIC PUMPKIN:
Pumpkin carving ideas DEBORAH ORY For this witchy pumpkin design, you should first carve out the witch and then work your way to the stars.
Purchase the stencil for “A Little Black Magic Pumpkin.”
18 goofy grin pumpkin carving ideas MIKE GARTEN:
This funny pumpkin face is simple to make.Simply use a marker to draw your face design, and then carve it—don’t worry about it being perfect!Shave the edges of discarded pumpkin circles that are 1″ in diameter (these are the pumpkin’s eyeballs), and then attach them with toothpicks or pins.
19 PUMPKIN EYES ANTONIS ACHILLEOS:
With these creepy carved pumpkins, you can keep an eye or two on the neighborhood.What’s the deal?Inside a larger orange pumpkin is a smaller white pumpkin.
Get the tutorial for Pumpkin Eyes.
20 MEDUSA pumpkin carving ideas:
STEVE GIRALT’s medusa pumpkin Don’t look at this contemporary Medusa pumpkin or you might turn to stone!Cut two huge round eyes, two more modest circles for nostrils, and a squiggly mouth. (Tip:In order to snugly accommodate LED lights, measure and plan eyeholes.)Inject the LED tealights in green.Armored wire should be hot-glued to the rubber snakes’ backs, leaving a few extra inches on the back end.For pigtails, insert wired snakes into the sides of the top.