Amazing Do-It-Yourself Halloween Pumpkin Design Ideas

Posted by: Maple Leaf

Last week we picked a few really big Halloween pumpkins at a local farm just outside the city. 
Usually, I like doing my own designs for carved pumpkins. But this time I decided to do some research to find inspiration and to do something different.

There is a ton of websites on the web offering great tips and free patterns from spooky to elegant to funny, so you could get your Halloween pumpkins ready in no time.

Carved Pumpkins

You can download some great free clip art for carved pumpkins from MarthaStewart.com (pdf). Below are my favourites from her site.  

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Pumpkin Carving Stencils

If you are looking for something more simple, RidersDigest.com offers a collection of 27 Stencils free for download.

cat on pumpkin. Moon on pumpkin.

Fun Pumpkin Decorating Ideas 

On the same site, you can find a collection of really fun pumpkin decorating ideas. You don't need a knife or any other tools to re-create them, just a glue.

Stars on pumkins. Sequins on pumkins

25 inspirational Pumpkin Carvings

Here are some crazy jack-o-lanterns from chicagotribune.com to inspire your Halloween carving.

Halloween Pumpkin.


Pumpkin Pumpkin


Animal Pumpkins

Pumpkin pigs and other animals made from several pumpkins.

Pig Pumpkins.

You can find instructions on making this cute Owl Pumpkin, if you are owl-obsessed too.

Owl Pumpkin.

So what are your pumpkin carving plans for this Halloween? Do you have a tradition of picking pumpkins and then carving them with your family? Where do you get your inspiration from? Would love to hear your stories!


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Maple Leaf
Toronto, ON, Canada

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