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

Use the home design motifs you love on the carved Halloween pumpkins you display outside this fall.

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    Fleur-de-Lis Stencil

    A symbol of the monarchy in France, fleur-de-lis is literally translated as "flower of the lily." Some think it's based upon the shape of an iris. Add this graceful icon to your pumpkin for a beautiful Halloween display.

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    Knight's Fleur-de-Lis Stencil

    Symbolize heraldry with this knight-inspired fleur-de-lis pumpkin stencil.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Mirror Fleur-de-Lis Stencil

    If you want to take on a more intricate challenge, try this reflective fleur-de-lis design.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Paisley Stencil

    Resembling a twisted teardrop, the paisley pattern was once used as a fertility symbol because it represented the growing shoot of a palm tree. The holes in the design can be carved with a knife or drilled with an electric drill.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Etched Paisley Stencil

    Using the same design from the previous slide, change up your carving technique slightly for a whole different look. Etch the entire paisley design and your pumpkin will cast a soft glow.

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    Greek Key Stencil

    This hallmark of classic Greek architecture is still used on buildings. Now, in addition to being an architectural mainstay, the Greek key can be Halloween pumpkin fare.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Greek Key Belly Band Stencil

    The Greek key design is most often used in moldings and trims, framing windows and doors, or running along the facade of a building.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Floral Kaleidoscope Stencil

    Carve a kaleidoscope design on a pumpkin for an artsy take on the Halloween tradition.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Kaleidoscope Design Stencil, Take 2

    With a small twist of a kaleidoscope, another design takes form, such as in this more geometric interpretation.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Gothic Flower Stencil

    Elevate a humble pumpkin with a design inspired by an iconic building. This stencil reflects the window muntins on the Gothic-style Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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    Acanthus Leaf Stencil

    Want to add to your architecture-inspired pumpkin collection? Try this stencil, which is an interpretation of another classic Greek architecture -- the acanthus leaf.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect..

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    Art Nouveau Flourish Stencil

    Capture the biomorphic, fluid aesthetic of the late-19th-century Art Nouveau style with this elegant stencil.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Art Nouveau Leaf Stencil

    The Art Nouveau movement is identified with natural designs and flowing lines, such as this leaf stencil motif.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Celtic Knot Stencil

    This intricate round Celtic knot is etched, rather than carved, paying homage to the Highland design.

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    Rectangular Celtic Knot Stencil

    If your pumpkin of choice isn't quite round, try the rectangular Celtic knot stencil, which is well-suited to fit short, wide pumpkins.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Stylized Flower Stencil

    Choose this stencil if you're looking for a simplified, abstract floral design.

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    Bleeding Heart Flower Stencil

    If you're a romantic at heart, try this stencil: an interpretation of the romantic bleeding heart flower.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Rosebud Stencil

    Give someone special a rosebud for Halloween, using this simplified carving design.

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    Tulip Garland Stencil

    Bring a little spring to a fall pumpkin with a tulip garland stencil. Try wrapping the stencil all the way around the pumpkin.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Coiled Leaf Stencil

    For a simplified, yet striking design, try this coiled leaf stencil.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Victorian Damask Stencil

    The secret to carving an intricate pattern such as this Victorian-inspired design is to use a narrow gouge tool, available at an art or woodworking store.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Victorian Flourish Stencil

    The Victorian style is known for decorative, intricate details interiors. Bring that look to a Halloween pumpkin with this pretty flourish stencil design.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Native American Motif Stencil

    This simple geometric design is reminiscent of traditional Navajo patterns.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Midcentury Design Motif Stencil

    If midcentury modern is more your style, try this clean, simple design with organic origins.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Pinwheel Stencil

    Half of the spokes of this pinwheel design are carved, and half are etched (or scraped away) for an eye-catching design that adds a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Art Deco Flourish Stencil

    Give your pumpkin the jazz-age style of the early-20th-century's Art Deco movement: elegant and glamorous, yet modern.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Southwestern Belly Band Stencil

    Capture the feeling of Southwest-inspired designs with this belly band stencil.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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    Southwestern Diamond Stencil

    If your style is Southwestern, try this simple pumpkin stencil shaped like a diamond.

    Note: The light orange areas in the image are scraped, rather than carved, away to add a subtle glow to the overall effect.

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