10 DIY Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas
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Halloween is a time to let your creativity out, and let your imagination run wild. Given below are 10 Halloween pumpkin carving ideas for you. Get out your tools and carve out your own collection of jack-o-lanterns for Halloween 2016. It’s a great way to have fun with your family.

One of the most beloved Halloween traditions is carving jack-o-lanterns. These decorations can be either cheerful or scary depending on the mood you want to create. You can go for a variety of different jack-o-lanterns by taking inspiration from different sources. You can go for the classic round jack-o-lantern with triangle eyes and a jagged mouth, or a group of jack-o-lanterns of varying shapes or sizes, it’s all up to you. Pumpkin carving is the most fun when it is done with the whole family so make sure everyone gets involved. Here are some Halloween pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween 2016.

1) This is one of the simplest jack-o-lantern ideas that you can work on. Two eyes, a triangle nose and a row of sharp teeth gives your pumpkin a menacing look.

jack-o-lantern halloween idea

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2) Make your pumpkins look like a scarecrow. Take two different sized pumpkins and carve a face on the smaller one. Carve a body on the bigger pumpkin. A bow tie completes the look.

scarecrow halloween pumpkin idea

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3) Make your pumpkin look like a monster from hell. Two bloodshot eyes, a deformed triangle nose, and smile that is really a smirk. Carve out a row of sharp teeth to make your jack-o-lantern look like a scary visitor from the badlands.

monster pumpkin halloween ideas

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4) Forget the eyes and the nose. Teeth are enough to make a scary jack-o-lantern. Carve out a row of really big teeth on your pumpkin. Let your guests meet Mr. Fangs.

scary jack-o-lantern pumpkin halloween ideas

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5) Time to make your pumpkin smile. Carve out two eyes, a triangle nose and the largest smile you can on your pumpkin. There’s nothing like a jack-o-lantern with a big welcoming smile to greet your guests on Halloween.

smile pumpkin halloween ideas

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6) Halloween is the night that the creatures from the dark side venture out. Carve out a cat and a overhanging spider on your pumpkin. You can also carve out any other creepy-crawly creature. Bats are especially welcome.

creepy-crawly pumpkin halloween ideas

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7) Your jack-o-lantern can also be funny. Carve out a frog with two small pumpkins, using green paint for the eyes. The face has a big mouth with the tongue hanging out. The larger pumpkin makes the body of this friendly frog, who will surely make your guests feel welcome this Halloween.

jack o lantern pumpkin halloween ideas

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8) Halloween is when magic happens. Carve out two eyes, a triangular nose and a big smile on your pumpkin. Paint it black. Attach a top hat to complete the look. Your grinning magician jack-o-lantern is now ready for his final show!

pirate pumpkin halloween idea

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9) Nothing’s worse than being in jail on a night when everybody is busy having fun. Cut a hole in the bottom of a large pumpkin, and place the face of a smaller one inside. Carve vertical bars out of the larger pumpkin to make it look like a jail cell. This jack-o-lantern is a warning to your guests about what happens to those who don’t give out candy.

prison pumpkin halloween idea

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10) At the end of the day, Halloween is a great time to have fun with your family and friends. What better than to have a jack-o-lantern that welcomes all your guests. Carve out a welcome sign on your pumpkin. Let it hang on your door so that all your guests feel welcome and at home.

welcome pumpkin halloween idea

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Let Your Imagination Loose

The best thing about pumpkin carving is that there are no limits to your creativity. You don’t need anything but simple carving tools, and a vivid imagination to carve out the most interesting and creative jack-o-lanterns. So go through the above DIY Halloween decoration ideas and choose the ones you want to make. Then get started and let the fun begin. Make your own jack-o-lanterns and have fun this Halloween.

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