39 Fresh Pumpkin Carving Ideas That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

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There’s no fall without pumpkins! Get them from your garden, from a market or buy some faux ones at a dollar store and decorate your home for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I dare to say that there’s a pumpkin decoration for almost any fall occasion and any style, and in this roundup I’d like to unite some fresh ideas to carve a pumpkin. These are decorations for fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving, for kids’ and adults’ parties and just for fun. Prepare your cutters and knives and let’s get started!


Romantic Pumpkins

Pamper your partner with a romantic pumpkin decoration presenting it to him or her. It may be a bouquet of roses carved on a pumpkin, a butterfly, a hear beat or your love confession. Such a decoration will be great for your interior or for fall photo shoots, especially engagement ones.

bouquet of flowers carved on a pumpkin is a cool romantic piece

bouquet of flowers carved on a pumpkin is a cool romantic piece


chic butterfly pumpkin for girlish decor

chic butterfly pumpkin for girlish decor

heart beat pumpkin lantern bring an eye-catchy romantic touch

heart beat pumpkin lantern bring an eye-catchy romantic touch

plenty of romance and nostalgia in one pumpkin, shaving off slices of pumpkin to create a ‘glow’ effect

plenty of romance and nostalgia in one pumpkin, shaving off slices of pumpkin to create a ‘glow’ effect

romantic quote pumpkin to pamper your partner

romantic quote pumpkin to pamper your partner

handwriting pumpkin lanterns

handwriting pumpkin lanterns

Seaside And Coastal Pumpkins

Star fishes, anchors, turtles, sea whales, various types of fish and octopi will be great for carving on pumpkins if you live on the coast. Carving most of them is pretty easy and won’t take much time, then place these lanterns outside to feel the fall on the beach.

beach-inspired white pumpkins rolled in sand

beach-inspired white pumpkins rolled in sand

fish bones, anchor, lobster, octopus pumpkins for seaside homes (perfect to put together on one pumpkin stand)

fish bones, anchor, lobster, octopus pumpkins for seaside homes (perfect to put together on one pumpkin stand)

terrifying pumpkin with large teeth reminding of scary ocean life

terrifying pumpkin with large teeth reminding of scary ocean life

sea turtle pumpkin carving for seaside-inspired fall decor

sea turtle pumpkin carving for seaside-inspired fall decor

these easy coastal jack-o-lanterns will take you just a couple of minutes

these easy coastal jack-o-lanterns will take you just a couple of minutes

star fish carvings on a pumpkin to highlight your beachside location

star fish carvings on a pumpkin to highlight your beachside location

Modern Takes On Jack-o-Lanterns

Jack-o-lanterns have been a symbol of Halloween for centuries, and nothing has changed. Today you can make a lot of various take on a classic lantern, try various faces, characters, both scary and fun. Decorate it with paint, faux blood, add teeth, make not just a face but a scary clown and just go wild with your lanterns! Create a whole stack of such lanterns on your porch or in the hallway, they will be a perfect fit for both adults and kids.

black jack-o-lanterns for decorating outdoors are a stylish ensemble

black jack-o-lanterns for decorating outdoors are a stylish ensemble

cool take on a classic jack-o-lantern will suit both adults

cool take on a classic jack-o-lantern will suit both adults’ and kids’ Halloween parties

dry ice pumpkin is a stunning idea for Halloween

dry ice pumpkin is a stunning idea for Halloween

evil clown pumpkin for those who aren

evil clown pumpkin for those who aren’t afraid

modern take on a classic jack-o-lantern

modern take on a classic jack-o-lantern

jack-o-lantern ideas with various scary faces

jack-o-lantern ideas with various scary faces

scary pumpkin jack-o-lantern for classic Halloween decor

scary pumpkin jack-o-lantern for classic Halloween decor

spooky jack-o-lantern decorated with faux blood will be striking for Halloween

spooky jack-o-lantern decorated with faux blood will be striking for Halloween

Geek Carved Pumpkins

We’ve already shared some nerd and geek pumpkin ideas, and today I’d like to show only carvings. Harry Potter, LOTR, The Game Of Thrones, pokemons, dragons, Sherlock Holmes, Star Wars, Marvel and DC comics and films can become a cool source of inspiration for carving a pumpkin. Choose your favorite characters and symbols and go ahead!

gorgeous dragon pumpkin for book worms

gorgeous dragon pumpkin for book worms

Harry Potter carved pumpkin for fans

Harry Potter carved pumpkin for fans

simple Batman pumpkin will take you just a couple of minutes

simple Batman pumpkin will take you just a couple of minutes

if you are a Pokemon Go fan, carve a Pikachu pumpkin

if you are a Pokemon Go fan, carve a Pikachu pumpkin

Sherlock pumpkin looks so natural and so exciting

Sherlock pumpkin looks so natural and so exciting

Tyrion Lannister pumpkin carving for The Song Of Ice And Fire fans

Tyrion Lannister pumpkin carving for The Song Of Ice And Fire fans

Carved Pumpkins For Kids

These can be Disney characters, animals, burgers, candy holders and other stuff that your kids like. Don’t carve anything too scary, keep them fun and bold, such pumpkins will match your kids’ parties décor.

painted and carved emoji pumpkins

painted and carved emoji pumpkins

blue cookie monster pumpkin will make your kids happy

blue cookie monster pumpkin will make your kids happy

Mickey Mouse lantern for kids

Mickey Mouse lantern for kids’ parties

faux burger pumpkin decoration is a very cool idea

faux burger pumpkin decoration is a very cool idea

cute cat pumpkin lantern

cute cat pumpkin lantern

pineapple pumpkin lantern for a fun and cute touch

pineapple pumpkin lantern for a fun and cute touch

Other Ideas

Carve animals, VW vans, leaves, vikings, skulls with an exposed brain – anything that comes to your mind and corresponds your décor. Get inspired by the ideas below and carve your own masterpiece!

leaf pumpkin create with a lino cutter is a cool fall home decoration

leaf pumpkin create with a lino cutter is a cool fall home decoration

pumpkin cage with a smaller pumpkin inside

pumpkin cage with a smaller pumpkin inside

pumpkin skull with an exposed squash brain

pumpkin skull with an exposed squash brain

pumpkin VW lantern for free spirited decor

pumpkin VW lantern for free spirited decor

viking pumpkin with horns eating another one

viking pumpkin with horns eating another one

wicked pumpkin eating another one

wicked pumpkin eating another one

witch leg with glitter and a bow on a pumpkin

witch leg with glitter and a bow on a pumpkin


39 Fresh Pumpkin Carving Ideas That Won’t Leave You Indifferent