A year ago, I put this post together of 20 unique pumpkin ideas. It was the #1 viewed post on C.R.A.F.T. in 2011 (more on that here). I think y’all liked it! So, I put together another pumpkin carving post complete with 21 new, clever pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween. Carving, embroidery, drilling, and melting are just a few of the unique ways to spruce up a pumpkin for fall.
1. Cookie Monster
Paint a pumpkin blue and then ,make 2 large eyes out of Styrofoam balls. Carve a wide “u” shaped mouth and fill with chocolate chip cookies. (Picture via TreudeKids.com)
2. Lighted polka dots
Use a drill to carve simple designs in pumpkins. Find out more via Crafty Nest.
This pumpkin is not sure if it is Halloween or Thanksgiving.
4. Melted crayon pumpkin
Oringially found via Jenny May and Swede.
5. Christmas Pumpkins
Give those Halloween pumpkins a facelift and up cycle them for Christmas! I love how Chica Circle turned her Halloween pumpkins into a snowman and ornaments for Christmas. Find out more at Chica Circle.
Turn 3 orange pumpkins into an ant with a few sticks and eyes!
(Picture via TreudeKids.com)
7. Candy Holder
8. Watermelon Ninja Turtles
Who said you can only carve pumpkins? Consider carving watermelons to re-create our favorite childhood turtles! Simple carve a mouth and use construction paper or paint to make each face mask. Add a glow stick to the inside of the mouth for extra effect!
13. Porcupines (or hedgehogs)
16. Produce Pumpkins
17. Spider Webs
18. Mrs. Potato Head
(Oringially found via Zakka Life)
19. Embroidered Pumpkins
20. Sea Glass
This traditional Jack o Lantern is given a spooky facelift with the addition of sea glass fangs. I love it! Oringially found via Intimate Weddings.
What’s your favorite pumpkin? I like the idea of using glow sticks to light up a pumpkin, genius. Want more unique pumpkin ideas? Here are 20 more unique pumpkin carving ideas.