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15 DIY Ways to Carve a Pumpkin This Halloween | DIY Projects

Looking for creative ways to carve a pumpkin for Halloween? Look no further, as we have all the fun and unique pumpkin carving ideas you will need. Discover different ideas to help you decorate for the Halloween season. Or, do it with your friends during the weekends! Scary, cute, or however you want your pumpkin to be, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

Fun Ways To Carve A Pumpkin This Halloween

Carving a pumpkin is fun because the possibilities are just endless. You can carve anything you want with your friends. You can even make decorations out of pumpkins! Interested but don’t know where and how to start? Here are 15 fun ways to carve a pumpkin!


1. Happy Halloween sign

Spice up your Halloween decorations with this Happy Halloween sign made from carved pumpkin! Or, you can carve a different greeting. It’s all up to you!

2. Constellations

Show your personality by carving your favorite constellations! Express yourself and get creative by even trying to make your own version of this pumpkin carving idea.

3. Cheshire Cat

Why not have a pumpkin carving contest for the best Cheshire Cat pumpkin carving? And the winner, well, the winner will have bragging rights!

4. Disney Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Love Disney characters? Why not put them on a pumpkin? Or consider this adorable Disney pumpkin carving idea as a bonding experience with the family? There’s even a Cinderella version of it, too!

5. Drill Carved Pumpkins

Sometimes, all you need is a drill, a few flowers, and your creativity to make these drill carved pumpkins. It’s definitely a fun activity for you and your friends!

6. Pumpkin Emojis

Pumpkins don’t always have to be scary. Make them funny or cute by turning them into cute emojis. You can even choose to show your current mood through these emoji pumpkins!

7. Halloween Pumpkin Diorama

Love dioramas? Why not make one using a pumpkin? You can even use it to tell stories to kids during Halloween parties!

8. DIY Glitter Pumpkins

Too much glitter won’t harm anybody. Make your pumpkins shine and glitter with this cool pumpkin carving idea, covered in glitters.


And be sure to carve ’em pumpkins while sporting this nail art!

9. Pumpkin Carving with Stencils

Trace your stencil and start carving your unique pumpkin decor. Make a scary face, or create intricate designs, it’s your call! The possibilities are just endless!

10. Starry Night Pumpkin Luminary

Shine a bright and starry light on dark evenings with this pumpkin design. Make a scary face and add light for a spooky decor. Or you can also carve tiny stars and use it as a garden decor.

11. Light Brite Pumpkin

A fun way to show the kids how to carve and light up a pumpkin. Help them with the holes and stick those bright lights and watch your pumpkin glow!

12. Cookie Cutter Pumpkin

Repurpose your cookie cutters into pumpkin carving tools. Instead of letting it unused for months, why not make something out of it? You can make cute and fun shapes which will delight kids!

13. Wicked Batman Pumpkin

Bring out the geek in you! Light up your dark night with this awesome Batman-inspired pumpkin design. While you’re at it, you can also carve other superhero logos on your pumpkin!

14. Puking Pumpkin

A pumpkin that pukes, how cool is that? It’s the perfect decor for adult Halloween parties right at your home! If placing it in the bathroom will cause a hassle for your guests, perhaps you can move it somewhere else.

15. 3D Snail

Instead of the usual, why not opt to make a snail out of a pumpkin? You can even make use of old ping-pong balls as the snail’s eyes!


Want more cool ways to carve a pumpkin? Check out this video from DaveHax:

This Halloween, apart from making pumpkin desserts such as a pumpkin pie, you can decorate your home with scary but cool pumpkin carvings. You may follow the video above, but if you don’t really have a lot of time, a cookie cutter may just be the answer to your problem. No matter which pumpkin carving idea you choose, I’m sure it will be great, especially when you do it with your loved ones.

Of all these various ways to carve a pumpkin, which one are you excited to make? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in October 23, 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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