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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Free Printable Pumpkin Stencils

Just in time for Halloween -- fun pumpkin carving stencils! Our free pumpkin stencils feature designs you'll love, from pumpkin faces to dog breed designs to printable templates of favorite Halloween icons. Plus, beginners can learn pumpkin carving basics. Use our pumpkin patterns to create cute -- or creepy -- pumpkin designs. To carve them, simply log in at BHG.com (or register -- it's free), then open the printable pattern and print. Size the pumpkin pattern on a copier if needed. Tape it to your pumpkin and poke the outline of the pattern with a pin before carving your masterpiece.

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...

Free Face Stencils for Fun Halloween Pumpkin Carving

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

How To Carve a Pumpkin

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

"Knock on Wood" Pumpkin Stencil

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

Peek-a-BOO! Pumpkin Stencil

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

Googly Eyes Pumpkin Stencil

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

Free Printable Fall Pumpkin Stencils

Carve a pretty harvest-theme motif into your Halloween pumpkins this year usin...

Bitten Pumpkin Stencil

If you've been bitten by the vampire craze, don't hide it. (We've all been...

Caped Vampire Pumpkin Stencil

We're pretty sure this menacing monster is thirsty, but he doesn't seem...

Paisley Pumpkin Stencil

The paisley pattern's roots may have originated in India, but featuring this...

Haunted Tree Pumpkin Stencil

You see the creepy face too, right? It's right there in the tree: a howling...

Our Best Halloween Pumpkin Stencils and Ideas

We've put together a gallery of our best Halloween pumpkins -- for all skill...

Basic Shapes Pumpkin Stencil

Need an easy pumpkin stencil for beginner carvers? You've found it! Large,...

Jumbled Face Pumpkin Stencil

Carved pumpkins don't get any easier than this. Eyebrows, eyes, a nose, and a...

Tower of Pumpkins Stencils

No other pumpkin displays quite stack up to this charming tower! Each carved...

Bunny Pumpkin Stencil

Sniffing out a family-friendly Halloween carving project this year? Allow us t...

Medusa Pumpkin Stencil

We don't deny that this Medusa pumpkin stencil, with her seething nest of...

Howling Wolf Pumpkin Stencil

Profiled against the full moon with its head raised in a chilling howl, this...

Dragon Pumpkin Stencil

With tongues of flickering flames spouting from this dragon's mouth (and real...

Free "Text Me" Pumpkin Carving Patterns for Halloween

Bring your texting skills to your Halloween pumpkin carving with our free...

Undercover Glasses Pumpkin Stencil

Who's that masked pumpkin? It's your carved creation, of course! Groucho...

Cat and Mouse Pumpkin Stencils

We're bringing the classic game of cat and mouse to your porch steps with thes...

Bulldog Pumpkin Stencil

The iconic, blunt-nosed bulldog face may look a little imposing, but behind th...

Cheerful Face Pumpkin Stencil

This goofy pumpkin might have macaroni-shaped eyes, a unibrow, and one heck of...

Boston Terrier Pumpkin Stencil

We're big Boston terrier fans here at Better Homes and Gardens. They're alert,...

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