My favorite part of seeing back to school supplies out in stores is knowing that Halloween stuff is next! Ha! Who is with me? This list of unique pumpkin carving ideas has something for everyone including a pumpkin with braces and even Nemo. Check out these 20 creative pumpkin carving ideas and other fun ways to decorate pumpkins this Halloween.
Funny Pumpkin Carving Ideas
1. Hungry pumpkin
Amanda carved this very hungry pumpkin! Simply carve a scary face into a large orange pumpkin. Then, add a smaller pumpkin inside of the larger pumpkins mouth. Be sure to use the smaller pumpkins stem as the nose so that it will fit inside the mouth of the larger pumpkin.
2. Puking Pumpkin
3. Eyeball pumpkin
Bee Moon Sketches created this amazing eyeball pumpkin by carving a large oval in the orange pumpkin. Next, paint an eyeball on a white pumpkin and place it inside the orange pumpkin. So clever!
4. Nerdy Pumpkin
The nerdy pumpkin takes some serious carving skills, but it’s worth it! It doesn’t get much better than a pumpkin with braces and glasses.
5. Toothy grin pumpkin
Turn the pumpkin on its side and use the stem as a nose! This pumpkin is creepy perfection. (Picture found via Curious Bird.)
6. Pumpkin hamburger
7. Man eating pumpkin
8. Hungry pumpkin
Here’s another version of a hungry pumpkin!
Cute Pumpkin Carving ideas
9. Piggie and Elephant Pumpkins
If you’re a Mo Willems fan, these pumpkins are for you! All you need is a little card board, spray paint, and a hot glue gun to make these Piggie and Elephant pumpkin masterpieces.
10. Ice cream cone pumpkin
11. Nemo Pumpkin
Bring Nemo to life with a little duck tape, vinyl and toothpicks!
12. Nuts and Bolts
13. Pumpkin diorama
14. Tacky Pumpkins
15. Henna pumpkins
16. Mod Pumpkins
A little paint, tape, and paintbrushes goes a long way. Find the full tutorial at Happy Mundane.
17. Spooky fancy
Just add lace! Preferably black spider web lace for this modern black and white pumpkin look. Find out more at Starshine Chic.
18. Sea glass smile
This might be the easiest pumpkin carving idea yet. Carve 3 simple triangles and a largemouth shape, then use sea glass as teeth! So cute and simple. Found via Intimate Weddings.
20. Honey Bear
21. Duck tape pumpkins
Who knew you could use duck tape to make such awesome pumpkin faces?
Comments & Reviews
marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings says
these are so cute!
Wow these are awesome pumpkin photographs and carvings.
I know another cool website with carving ideas – http://pumpkincarvingideas.org
Fantastic pics!!! great inspiration for us!!!
i love these ideas!
WOW, there are some seriously talented and creative folks out there. I enjoyed seeing everyne’s take on pumpkins, each one was unique and fun!
These are really cool! Thanks for the inspiration !
These are great! I also wanted to share how my sister repurposed the pumpkins after Halloween into Christmas decorations: http://club.chicacircle.com/holiday-pumpkins-re-purposed/
Jamie D. says
That is so creative! Thanks for sharing!
vicki ross says
I thought they were all cute. Wish I’d made them but the one that made me LOL was the puke one. I know I’ sick, but what can I say. Funny is funny.
I love the leg eating one!
The leg eating Pumpkin – Very Halloween ! and very inspiring, thank You !!!
NetJunkie - RW says
The hamburger, the honey bear and the man-eating pumpkins were my favorites but they were all interesting and inspired.
Thanks for the really cool ideas! I think that I will make several of these, starting with the hamburger.
Great post! These are great.
The man-eating pumpkin is funny! Will pass this post on to some others.
LOVE all of these! Nice blog!
These were fantastic. I think this is the first time stumbleupon has given me anything cool.
I think a half eaten child in a possessed pumpkin should do the 'trick'. Great stuff.
DANI HARPER says
Totally choice! I really enjoyed your selection of pumpkin ideas. Thanks!
This really got my in the Halloween spirit- thanks!
Peggy Eddleman says
They're all fabulous! I think the one I'm most likely to do is the Toothy Grin. So cool.
I pinned some of these on my pinterest board! http://pinterest.com/dittdott/neat-ideas/
Love them! I'm hoping to do some cool ones this year!
Anorexic C Turtle says
You know leaching images and not hosting them from your own site is really rude. It eats up other people's bandwidth and makes you look like an idiot, especially when you have a "bandwidth exceeded" post from photobucket.
margot ruth says
definitely man eating leg!
good collection, although 1 and 2 have both been around the block a dozen times.
I LOVE the chalkboard one! I love all things chalkboard 😉
Such fun ideas!
[email protected] will craft says
I think the man eating pumpkin is fun but I don't think I'd make that one. Maybe the spooky fancy one – dressed up just a bit.
The Johnson Familia says
I am totally doing the doily pumpkin!
Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com says
awesome ideas Jamie! Thanks for the pumpkin inspiration.
Sandra Cassel says
These are awesome!
floyd pedigo says
these really are awsome they look great i wish that i was that creative:)
Ha ha,…they are all awesome. I love the henna,..so pretty.