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.
3. Confused pumpkin
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!
9. Bert & Ernie pumpkins
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.
Comments & Reviews
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I love the Christmas pumpkins so cute
Rachel (Lines Across) says
Thanks for the great roundup… now I’ve got too many ideas. I love the fireplace one especially.
Holly @ My Sister's Suitcase says
I love the melted crayon one, fireplace pumpkins, gilded… there are so many awesome ideas! Thanks for rounding them up for us 🙂 Just pinned!
I really like the fireplace pumpkins. That was beautiful. I also thought the lollipop pumpkin holder was a cute idea for the little ones to pick their lollipop.
If this its your original picture, I would like to use the spider web pumpkin picture on my blog.
Jamie D. says
It is not my original picture. Please click through to the link.
Trish @ Uncommon says
These are fabulous! I love the porcupines… so adorable! Have a good one!
These are adorable… I LOVE the robot one ; ) and so would my kids! Great round up
The link for the watermelon turtles took me to a page with nothing but writing on it 🙁 Love all these ideas, so cute!
Jamie D. says
Sandy, Clearyl I’m having some link issues today 🙂 All the links have been checked and are now in working order! Thanks for letting me know.
Wow!!! The fireplace idea is spectacular. Thanks for sharing
Jenni @ Just Stuff says
I really like #13, and even though they call them porcupines on Martha’s website, too, they really look more like hedgehogs to me. (Also, your link ends in a dead spot on their site, but this one seems to work) http://www.marthastewart.com/275573/pumpkin-carving-and-decorating-ideas/@center/276965/halloween#/268752
Thanks for sharing all the fun ideas!
Jamie D. says
Jenni! Thank you for letting me know about the link… I fixed it (and added hedgehogs)! 🙂