13 Free Printable Fall-Themed Pumpkin Carving Stencils to Create Today

deer carving on pumpkin on steps during Halloween
Photo: Carson Downing

Use our free printable fall-themed pumpkin carving stencils to add a pretty harvest-theme motif to your autumn pumpkin display. Our fall pumpkin printables feature leaves, pine cones, owls, and more! Carve an artificial pumpkin if you want your design to last all season long.

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Owl Stencil

owl and mouse pumpkins
Adam Albright

Owls are a fun, trendy fall-themed pumpkin-carving stencil especially for fall. Add the likeness of one to a pumpkin for fall this year.

Editor's Note: Use a power drill ($30, Target) to make the holes for the eyes.

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Antlered Buck Stencil

deer carving on pumpkin on steps during Halloween
Carson Downing

Capture a graceful antlered deer on your fall pumpkin as a festive tribute to the harvest season. Display this deer pumpkin stencil as part of a pretty fall table centerpiece, or use it to decorate your front step. To keep the pumpkin fresh, put Vaseline over the scraped area after you carve it.

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Natural Stencils

carved pumpkins sitting on stoop
Adam Albright

Pumpkin stencils don't have to be scary! Highlight a carved maple leaf with this fall-themed pumpkin carving to celebrate the essence of autumn. Use a pumpkin carving kit ($14, Walmart) to etch the design into the pumpkin, or use a scraping tool to clear the orange area around the shapes.

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Cattails Stencil

cattail stencil
Jay Wilde

This summer-inspired spray of cattails is one of our favorite pumpkin carving ideas. Reminiscent of lazy fishing trips and lakeside breezes, this printable pumpkin stencil design will make you remember summer fun all fall.

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Sunflower Stencil

sunflower stencil
Jay Wilde

Let flowers bloom one last time before summer fades away! If you're missing the views of the sunflower fields as summer winds down, this fall-themed pumpkin carving stencil featuring a sunflower is sure to add a bit of sunshine to your pretty fall front porch.

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Wheat Stalks Stencil

wheat stencil
Jay Wilde

Stalks of wheat look like they're waving in a fall breeze, creating a pretty harvest scene on this pumpkin. Etched plant designs are one of the hottest pumpkin trends, so consider using this stencil to create a scraped design rather than carving it the traditional way. Most pumpkin carving kits ($11, Target) have scraping tools and carving knives.

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Pinecone Stencil

pinecone stencil
Jay Wilde

Bring a bit of the forest to your porch with this pumpkin embellishment. The scaly surface of the pinecone is created by gouging out the skin of the pumpkin rather than carving through the pumpkin rind.

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Oak Leaves & Acorns Stencil

oak leaves and acorns stencil
Jay Wilde

Mimic the crisp falling leaves of autumn on your pumpkin with an oak leaf and acorn stencil. This fall-themed pumpkin-carving stencil requires just a simple etching technique to create the acorn tops.

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Scarecrow Stencil

carved pumpkin gremlin with hat
Jason Donnelly

This scarecrow pumpkin stencil works great not only for Halloween but also throughout the autumn season. To add some depth to the design, carve around the main scarecrow outline and scrape a portion of the hat to add some shadows.

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Mushroom Stencil

Pumpkins carved as bug houses
Adam Albright

Carve this woodland-inspired mushroom stencil to add outdoorsy style to your Halloween pumpkin. This simple pumpkin stencil requires minimal carving—especially if you use a drill bit to create the circles on the mushroom rather than carving out the ovals.

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Ear of Corn Stencil

corn stencil
Jay Wilde

Celebrate the harvest season with an ear of corn intricately carved into a bright orange pumpkin. We'll share the free pumpkin stencil and tips for getting the shading just right. This is one corn maze where you won't get lost!

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Butterfly Stencil

butterfly Stencil
Jay Wilde

This easy pumpkin stencil pops thanks to a few simple shading techniques. Catch the beauty of this pretty winged creature on a Halloween pumpkin this fall. Pair it with one of our other free pumpkin stencils to create a festive fall scene on your front porch.

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Pheasant Stencil

pheasant Stencil
Jay Wilde

Whittle this iconic fall bird into a pumpkin for an unexpected take on fall holiday tradition. This fall pumpkin carving requires a power drill to create the pheasant's eye.

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