• Tell Your Friends

I feel like I’m a little behind this year (maybe because it still feels like summer here in Knoxville, Tenn.?!), but I just picked up my first pumpkin of the season. It’s a smaller pumpkin since I’m lacking in both square footage and outdoor space and is the perfect colorful addition to my windowsill. Now comes the annual question: do I want to carve, paint or both? I’m prone to picking up a paintbrush and going to town, but I have plenty of friends that enjoy the mess and tradition that comes with carving. What’s your favorite way to decorate pumpkins?

Well, for all you traditionalists out there, we have some modern “carving” ideas, plus beginner and advanced templates you can print right from home for free.

Halloween Decorating, Entertaining + Craft Ideas >>

Cookie-Cutter Pumpkin Carving With Kids

Let tiny crafters create glowing pumpkin patterns with ease. Simply use cookie cutters and a rubber mallet to carve out fun shapes. Get the step-by-step instructions >> 

How to Make a Pretty Fretwork Pumpkin

Still not positive you want to take on traditional pumpkin carving? Give this technique a try. Use two different-sized drill bits to add a modern design to your pumpkin. Get the step-by-step instructions >> 

Dolly Parton Pumpkin-Carving Template

Halloween has gone country over at our sister site, Great American Country (GAC). Ready to show off your skills? Try carving one of 25 singing superstars from Dolly Parton and Elvis to Taylor Swift and Blake Shelton.

Beginner Pumpkin-Carving Templates

Try your hand at one of these 22 templates created specifically for beginning pumpkin carvers. Printable Templates >>

Advanced Pumpkin-Carving Templates

Think you’re ready for something a little more advanced? These patterns are ideal for more skilled carvers. Printable Templates >>

Never carved a pumpkin before? That’s OK! We’re here to help:

FILED UNDER:

DIY, Holidays

10 Responses

  1. joeanna anthony says:

    Just stopping by again to look at these great pumpkins! I've always thought it would be fun to paint on a pumpkin. I might try that with the extra pumpkin I bought!

  2. [...] MORE: D-HAPP’S FAVORITE PUMPKIN CARVING IDEAS >> From Thistlewood Farms via Hometalk FILED UNDER: Holidays PREVIOUS POSTAnswer to "Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Bathroom Flooring" [...]

  3. [...] MORE: D-HAPP’S FAVORITE PUMPKIN CARVING IDEAS >> [...]

  4. everyone loves freelancing! that particular not a secret. i need doing work clients and i love entrusting the effort with in my personal ecommerce business that creates my top of your head seriously injured just looking at the actual. paying out your workers is fantastic for you and also someone performing it, You get more jobs done, therefore make your take-home paycheck, with each and every one updates paying out your workers is a win win case,happily, the fact get my own driving a car designed to cure. of being lousy. any enhanced personalized equipment, i believed i was travelling at Rockville, maryland with regard to Crofn, annapolis twice each day only for operate additionally, on legal requirements faculty days, travelling since Rockville at Baltimore. the particular kilometers weren’t extremely a lot of, web site visitors with my case used to be a major day after day happening.

  5. These shatterproof sunglasses are black, with the word “Roxy” printed on either side, and they were constructed from thermplastic, which is hypoallergenic. The sunglasses are lightweight and provide 100% UVA, UVB and UVC protection as well as 16% light transmission. This trendy pair of clip on sunglasses will have you turning heads as you walk around wearing these popular name brand glasses. There are 3 colors to choose from, black, dark gray and shiny palladium.

  6. Rachel BERTHOLETDirectrice Achats et Supply Chain , MNDSaint Yorre France

  7. Of all the hot news this week, by far the most compelling, the most important was the report that an enterprising gentleman is going to start selling panda tea. Now, to be honest, it not made from actual panda. Nope, the $36,000 per pound tea that wildlife expert An Yashi plans to bring to market is actually made from the panda fecal matter. Apparently, dried, partially digested bamboo turds are a perfect fit for the well off palate.

  8. Joe Dontas says:

    very good post, i certainly love this website, keep on it

  9. An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing somewhat evaluation on this. And he actually bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! However yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If potential, as you turn out to be expertise, would you thoughts updating your weblog with extra details? It is highly useful for me. Massive thumb up for this blog put up!

  10. Paul Hartman says:

    I have done it using cordless drill and got the same look as you shared thanks for sharing the post.

Leave a Reply

Kayla KittsKayla Kitts is an editor for HGTV.com. You can find her doing at least one of the following: shopping for home decor at local vintique stores, picking out produce at...

READ MORE

Latest Pins on Pinterest

  • As seen on HGTV's "Property Brothers At Home"