Dress up your home with creative Halloween pumpkin ideas using free pumpkin stencils, painted pumpkins, and unique pumpkin decorating tips. Our collection of free Halloween pumpkin carving stencils includes silly and scary pumpkin faces, classic Halloween icons (think Frankenstein, werewolves, and vampires), sophisticated fall motif patterns, and dozens more Halloween stencil ideas. One of our most popular collections is our dog-breed pumpkin stencils, featuring carving patterns for two dozen puppy faces. If you're still questioning what to carve, take our Halloween pumpkin carving quiz to find your perfect pattern. As an alternative, put the carving kit down in favor of painted Halloween pumpkins. These low-mess ideas help you transform your pumpkins from basic gourds into candy corn, bats and cats, caterpillars, and more. Easy painted silhouettes are always a favorite -- try painting a crow on your pumpkin to scare the trick-or-treaters. Need more instruction? Learn how to carve a pumpkin in minutes and see our no-carve Halloween pumpkin ideas made with around-the-house tools. Or visit our collection of creative Halloween pumpkins, which combines carving and decorating for Halloween pumpkin displays that will be the talk of the block. Learn how the pumpkin became an integral part of the history of Halloween.
Fun Pumpkin Ideas
Halloween Pumpkins: From Stencils to Carved
See the stencil, see what it looks like carved in the pumpkin, and print and make your own!
Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts & Other Iconic Halloween Pumpkin Stencils
With simple, printable pumpkin patterns, carve an iconic Halloween image this year.
Halloween Pumpkin-Carving Basics
Get the tips and tricks to treat yourself to a perfectly carved pumpkin.
Free Face Stencils for Fun Halloween Pumpkin Carving
Give your jack-o-lantern a silly or scary face with the help from these downloadable stencils.
Free Printable Fall Pumpkin Stencils
Instead of haunting faces, carve a pretty harvest design into your pumpkins for an autumn-inspired display.
Free Pumpkin-Carving Stencils of Favorite Dog Breeds
Love your pooch? Honor your furry friend by carving a pumpkin that looks just like him.
Free "Text Me" Pumpkin Carving Patterns for Halloween
The Halloween version of conversation hearts are these funny "text-me" pumpkins.
Free Printable Pumpkin Stencils
Choose from our countless number of pumpkin stencils. We share the step-by-step for a perfect pumpkin every time.
Quick and Easy Painted Pumpkins
From simple to ornate, try these designs on your pumpkins.
Gorgeous Gourds and Pumpkins for Fall Decorating
Decorate your home with pumpkins and gourds that show autumn elegance.
Super-Fast Pumpkins with No-Carve Designs
Use an apple corer and biscuit cutter for these fun pumpkin designs.
Pretty Pumpkins for Fall
For a sophisticated rather than spooky look, use these images as decoration inspiration.
Outdoor Halloween Decorating with Pumpkins
Fill your patio with pumpkins! Use the Halloween icon for gorgeous or ghoulish decorations.
Easy No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins
Without lifting a knife, give your pumpkin a praiseworthy design.
Fresh Ideas for Pumpkin Decorating
Throw out the idea of traditional pumpkin carving. Use one of these fresh ideas this year.
Creative Halloween Pumpkins
Look to supplies around the house, like tape and ribbon, to create a one-of-a-kind look for your pumpkin.
Happy Pumpkins for Halloween
Have a happy Halloween with these smiling jack-o-lanterns.
Why Is Pumpkin Carving a Halloween Tradition?
Get the scoop on why we carve faces and designs into this iconic symbol of Halloween.