Halloween Pumpkins: From Stencils to Carved
Finally, a great way to select a pumpkin carving pattern! See a stencil, then go to the next slide to see the actual carved pumpkin. To make, print the PDF, then size the pattern on a copier if needed. Tape it to your pumpkin and outline the pattern with pinpricks before carving your masterpiece. Simply log onto BHG.com and register (it's free).
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Carved Jack-in-a-Jack Pumpkin
The fun pumpkin-in-a-pumpkin is a cool effect.
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Haunted Mansion Stencil
You'll carve the moon and windows from this eerie structure.
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Carved Haunted Mansion Stencil
Black marker provides the mansion silhouette; your carving does the rest.
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1 Stencil, 5 Jack-o'-Lanterns
If one pumpkin face just isn't enough, carve five instead -- all on one pumpkin.
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Carved 1 Stencil, 5 Jack-o'-Lanterns
Although this stencil takes some time to carve, the results are stunning.
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You should bolt to the pumpkin patch to pick up the perfect gourd to carve Frank's face.
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Carved Frankenstein Stencil
This monster's all a-glow in your pumpkin display.
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Flying Witch Stencil
A witch on a late-night flight is sure to turn your yard into a frightening gathering ground for trick-or-treaters.
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Carved Flying Witch Stencil
The moon carves out to make this pumpkin really glow.
How to Carve a Pumpkin
A quick refresher will ensure this year's pumpkin is your best ever.
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Nervous Face Stencil
A nervous pumpkin face will make guests wary of what might be lurking in the shadows.
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Carved Nervous Face Stencil
This guy gets even more expressive when he's carved.
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This cute cat hides behind a grinning pumpkin.
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Carved Cat-o'-Lantern Stencil
The cat carving becomes the background when you finish your jack-o'-lantern.
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Ghostly Greeter Stencil
Greet guests with this ghostly pumpkin -- guaranteed to give a fright.
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Carved Ghostly Greeter Stencil
This guy is a cinch to carve and really glows in the night.
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Boo Kitty Stencil
Although this cat has a spooky message, she's anything but scary.
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Haunted Tree Stencil
This tree is so creepy even the bats don't want to hang from the branches.
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Carved Haunted Tree Stencil
Detailed, thin lines make this carving a bit time-consuming, but the results are worth it.
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Angry Face Stencil
An angry pumpkin face will have trick-or-treaters approaching the front door with caution.
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Carved Trick-or-Treat Stencil
The message really pops after you've finished carving. The stars also add a nice glowing effect.
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A witchy pumpkin creates a cackling good mood for Halloween night.
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Carved Witch Stencil
Bet your trick-or-treaters will love this glowing witch face on your doorstep.
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Cat on a Broom Stencil
This joy-riding feline must have ditched the witch for this broom ride.
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Carved Cat on a Broom Stencil
The full moon offers a large opening for light to come through your carving.
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Cat in the Moon Stencil
A spooky black cat's tail filters the light shining from the moon in this stencil.
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Create a web of mystery by adding this stencil to a plump pumpkin and placing it in your yard.
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Carved Spider Stencil
The legs and body on this spider are simple shapes -- this design is particularly easy to carve.
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Create a graveyard by carving this stencil on loads of pumpkins and placing them about the lawn.
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Carved Tombstone Stencil
Instead of carving, scrape out this design for a daytime stunner that will also last longer than a carved pumpkin.
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Creative Pumpkin-Carving Ideas and PatternsCarve distinct character into this year's jack-o'-lanterns with these creative pumpkin-carving ideas and patterns. Our free pumpkin stencils, designs, and instructions will turn your plain pumpkin into a memorable Halloween piece of art. Get inspired by these Halloween pumpkin carving ideas today!Begin Slideshow »