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Don’t judge me when I say this: I didn’t carve my first Halloween pumpkin until I was in college. GASP! I know. Growing up, we were less into the pumpkin carving and decorating that goes into Halloween and more into the treats and dressing up. Now, pumpkin carving/decorating is a tradition for me, especially now that you can do more than just carve a silly grin across its face. (Chevrons and silhouettes, anyone?) Here are some cute, quirky and even sophisticated pumpkin-carving ideas to get your porch ready for Halloween.

Parsnip and Carrot Pumpkin Family:

Parsnip and Carrot Pumpkin Characters

Use vegetables, craft foam and accessories to create a loving, or scary, pumpkin family. (Go ahead and grab the kids for this one!)

Monogrammed Pumpkin:

How to Make a Monogrammed Pumpkin

Add a sophisticated and personalized touch to your indoor or outdoor decor with this simple monogrammed pumpkin project.

Cute Owl Pumpkin:

How to Make an Owl Pumpkin

Keep the owl trend going strong with this easy-to-make pumpkin project. Bonus: It requires no patterns or carving skills.

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9 Responses

  1. pixelecho69 says:

    Wonderful ideas love Halloween time.

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  3. Todd says:

    On the show love it or list it, Wow need to come up with new material, same old Hillary is not able to deliver what she promised, Dave always shows the last house as the best options, Way to predictable, lost interest in show.

  4. Jeannette says:

    Love the craft ideas for Halloween. Love decorating for this season.

  5. Miss Dynamite says:

    Don't feel bad, I didn't carve my first pumpkin until I was over 31 or 32. I dread pumpkin carving time now because i'm so useless, but i love these alternatives! That way I can join in with the pumpkin decorating without having to worry about carving.

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