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!

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Planning to carve a pumpkin or two this Halloween? The first step is getting a pumpkin that's seed-free and ready to be carved. Get our quick mess-free method for cleaning out a pumpkin today!
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Llama decor is everywhere, and we're totally here for it. Carve your own furry friend for Halloween—our free pumpkin carving stencil makes it so easy! We'll walk you through carving and scraping the design and show you how to add embellishments with the help of a drill—we promise it's easier than it sounds. Plus, we're sharing our best pumpkin carving hacks so you can create the best looking pumpkins on the block.
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If the ooh and goo of carving pumpkins doesn't put you in the Halloween spirit, grab a paintbrush instead. Painted pumpkins can be as festive or as chic as you want and customized to fit any decorating style.
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Carve pumpkins into scary or whimsical jack-o'-lanterns with these sharp tools that get the job done!
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Carve perfect shapes into your pumpkin by using cookie cutters. A little muscle makes it possible. We'll show you how!
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More Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Black iridescent marbles give this stern green fellow a spooky gaze.
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It's a pug… a pumpkin… a pugkin? We're not certain what to call this pug pumpkin stencil, other than adorable. With its widely spaced eyes and sweet, floppy ears, this carved pug pumpkin almost charmed us into dropping a quick kiss on its nose -- but the neighbors were watching, and that would have been strange.
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Bring your texting skills to your Halloween pumpkin carving with our free stencils showing phrases, symbols, punctuation, and emoticons.
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We're impressed with your pumpkin carving skills! Here, we share our favorite Halloween pumpkin carvings submitted by BHG.com users.
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Get some great Halloween pumpkin carving ideas from these photos submitted by other BHG.com users.
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