How to Carve a Pumpkin

Learn how to carve a pumpkin! Our easy tutorial takes you through the clean-out and the carving, with time-tested tips on using pumpkin stencils.

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Halloween Cupcakes

Create a creepy cupcake creation that is sure to dazzle your Halloween party guests by decorating store-bought or homemade cupcakes. Our Halloween cupcake monsters, black cats, witches, and ghosts are all magic to make and decorate!

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Eerie Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Deck out your front door, porch, sidewalk, and yard with eerie Halloween decorations that cast a spooky spell over the whole neighborhood. Each easy Halloween ideas is made for outdoor displays and can weather the cold or rain.

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Halloween Drink Recipes

No goblin or ghoul will go thirsty at your Halloween party with these delightful party drinks and punch recipes. Concoct a kid-friendly beverage, or experiment with adults-only cocktail creations.

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4 Incredibly Cool Halloween Ideas

These must-see ideas are super fun accessories for your Halloween party. From a vampire place setting to a fresh spin on caramel apples, you'll be inspired to start creating.

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Halloween Door Decor

Welcome trick-or-treaters and party guests this Halloween with front-door accents that cast just the right spell. Our ideas for wreaths, door decorations, and entryway accents are sure to give your porch spook-tastic flair for Halloween.

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Creative Pumpkin Crafts for Halloween

From paper pumpkin crafts to pumpkin pillows, these Halloween decorations offer a great alternative to jack-o-lanterns. Cut, sew, and glue your way through our easy pumpkin craft ideas.

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Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Whether you're a first-time pumpkin carver or an experienced pro, we have all the pumpkin carving tips to help you create a cool carved pumpkin to grab everyone's attention for Halloween. Start with our free Halloween face stencils -- you can download patterns for silly, wicked, and scary faces for your pumpkin, plus stencils for skeleton faces, clowns, and more! Our creative Halloween pumpkins give you tons of ideas for adding extra accents to your pumpkin to make a clever masterpiece. We have pumpkin carving stencils inspired by home design, dog breed pumpkin stencils, and iconic Halloween pumpkin stencils with vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. We even show you how our stencils look on carved pumpkins! Once you're ready to carve your pumpkin, head over to our free printable pumpkin stencils where you'll find our entire collection of pumpkin carving ideas, plus basics on how to carve a pumpkin and other helpful resources. If you're still deciding, take our pumpkin stencils quiz -- after a few easy questions, we'll help you find a favorite pumpkin carving stencil in no time!

Free Pumpkin Stencils for Halloween

Use these stencil patterns to create cute (or creepy) Halloween pumpkins that...

Free Pumpkin-Carving Stencils of Favorite Dog Breeds

Let your friends and neighbors know which dog breed is best by carving a...

Creative Halloween Pumpkins

It's easy to make these cream-of-the-pumpkin-crop designs. Most of these...

How To Carve a Pumpkin

13 Expert Tips for Carving a Perfect Pumpkin from Better Homes and Gardens...

Make Monstrously Cool Pumpkins

Stretch your creativity beyond simple carving. Add playful eyes and gourds to...

"Knock on Wood" Pumpkin Stencil

Carved pumpkin faces are a dime a dozen, but a wood-grain pumpkin with cool,...

Creative Halloween Pumpkin Idea

Instead of carving a face into your pumpkin, use a few creative methods to tur...

How to Carve Initials Into a Pumpkin

Want a Halloween pumpkin that's a bit more sophisticated? We'll show you the...

How to Carve a Pumpkin with an Apple Corer

This couldn't-be-easier pumpkin-carving method involves a cheap tool and very...

Free Face Stencils for Fun Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Use our free downloadable pumpkin stencils to carve Halloween jack-o'-lanterns...

Creative Pumpkin-Carving Ideas and Patterns

Carve distinct character into this year's jack-o'-lanterns with these creative...

Happy Pumpkins for Halloween

Browse our gallery of grinning happy pumpkin faces and gather some free...

Pop Culture Pumpkin Stencils from Better Homes and Gardens

Celebrate the year with pop culture figures carved as pumpkin stencils. We hav...

Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts & Other Iconic Halloween Pumpkin Stencils

Share your favorite holiday with iconic Halloween designs -- think witches,...

Halloween Pumpkins: From Stencils to Carved

Finally, a great way to select a pumpkin carving pattern! See a stencil, then...

Peek-a-BOO! Pumpkin Stencil

It's hard to tell, but it sure looks like someone's eyeing your candy bowl....

Create Witch's Legs from a Pair of Pumpkins

This witch has rhythm! Tall pumpkins set the stage for this soft-shoe scenario...

Googly Eyes Pumpkin Stencil

Who knew mismatched eyes and a three-toothed smile could be so charming? We...

Carved Pumpkin Lantern: A Dramatic Way to Carve a Pumpkin!

You've carved faces, but you've never made a pumpkin design quite like this on...

How to Carve a Pumpkin with a Cookie Cutter

Carve perfect shapes into your pumpkin by using cookie cutters. A little muscl...

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Learn how to carve a pumpkin! Our easy tutorial takes you through the clean-ou...

Our Readers' Best Carved Pumpkins, 2008

We're impressed with your pumpkin carving skills! Here, we share our favorite...

Free Pumpkin-Carving Stencils Inspired by Your Home's Design

Use the home design motifs you love on the carved Halloween pumpkins you...

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