The 15 Best Pumpkin Carving Ideas For Halloween

With the wonderful season of Fall upon us, it is time to look forward to the ever so exciting holiday of Halloween! Halloween is arguably the most fun holiday throughout the entire year, and often takes a lot of preparation for! With Halloween comes excitement, treats, costumes, and lots of decorations! Pumpkins are a staple part of Halloween, as they are not only used for the famous pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice latte, but are usually carved in creative ways as decorations for the holiday!

With there being so many ways to carve a pumpkin, it can be tough deciding exactly how you want your pumpkin to look like. With that being said, here are the 15 best pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween!

Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington is a classic one, coming from the famous movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. This pumpkin will take some time to learn how to make, but there are numerous tutorials online that will guide you step by step on how to carve it exactly how you want. 

The creepy look of Jack’s face is intriguing, and will amuse anyone who looks at the pumpkin!

The 15 Best Pumpkin Carving Ideas For Halloween

Nail Teeth Pumpkin

Nail teeth is a creative and ambitious design that will wow anyone that sees it. They are unique and are not seen very often, especially when it comes to pumpkins. The nail teeth design sets a certain type of unease in anyone who looks at it, and is quite fascinating. I highly recommend this as your pumpkin carving design!

Lion Pumpkin

Everyone loves lions, the kings of the jungle! Carving your pumpkin in the shape of a lion is not only creative, but will turn the eyes of everyone who lays eyes on them. You can customize these any way you want, and even add fur to the pumpkin if you like!

Peekaboo Pumpkin

Everyone remembers playing “peek a boo” as a kid, and carving your pumpkin this way will release a rush of nostalgia to all your visitors, friends and family.

The pumpkin will be visually appealing, imaginative, and will put your whole creativity on full display! I highly recommend using this design!

Space Pumpkin

Space is such an interesting design for a pumpkin. The idea of carving your pumpkin this way is always exciting, and will be an easy spark for conversation between you and your friends and family! A good bonus is that the space themed pumpkin will also look out of this world! Ha ha, get it? No? Ok, I will stop now.

The 15 Best Pumpkin Carving Ideas For Halloween


Night Owl Pumpkins

Night owls are one of the cutest animals out of the entire animal kingdom. They are so mysterious, cool, and awesome! Using them as a design for your pumpkin will make others very impressed, and will make your decorations look a level above everyone else’s.

Zombie Pumpkin

Halloween will not be the same without the scary stuff, including zombies! If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, this will be right up your alley!

You can use your imagination with this pumpkin, and even give it brains at the top. Go crazy!

Wicked Witch Pumpkin

Similar to the zombie pumpkin, the wicket witch pumpkin puts your creativity on full display for everyone to see and appreciate!

Witches are a staple part of Halloween, and make your decoration look amazing!

Emoji Pumpkin

Emojis are a part of life and as such, it is almost a crime to not use them as a pumpkin design. You have a lot of wiggle room in terms of which emoji you want to use for your pumpkin.

You can make your pumpkin smile, be sad, be happy, or even use the poop emoji design if you like!

Classic Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin

This is the classic lantern inside a pumpkin, one of the oldest most traditional pumpkin carving ideas out there. No matter how cliche it may sound to have this, using the jack o’lantern design always entertains people and they will complement your pumpkin carving skills!

The 15 Best Pumpkin Carving Ideas For Halloween

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Creepy Crawlers Pumpkin

Creepy crawlers are another important aspect of Halloween. They are creepy, and they crawl. People will be fascinated by your creativity on this beautiful pumpkin design, and will give you compliments!

Leaf Pumpkin

Considering Halloween is during the Fall, you cannot have a complete package without a leaf themed pumpkin. Making your pumpkin leaf themed is imaginative, and you have a lot of wiggle room in terms of what kind of leaves you want to carve your pumpkin to look like!

You can make your pumpkin resemble a maple leaf, a rose, or even a clover!

Spiderman Pumpkin

Spiderman is one of the most popular super heroes on the planet. Everyone loves him, and using spiderman as a theme for your pumpkin will be an exciting experience for you and everyone else involved!

You get a bonus if you add cobwebs around your pumpkin design, making it more like Spiderman! It will allow for a lot of discussion between you and your friend and family, and will look very visually appealing.

Cat Pumpkin

Everyone loves cats, they are like royalty! Even if you are a dog person, carving up your pumpkin with a cat theme in mind is a great idea!

They are extremely easy to make, and are intriguing to the eye. You can design your pumpkin to look like a house cat, or any wild cat of your choice (if you like tigers, bobcats, lynx, etc).

Batarang Pumpkin

Batman is an extremely wealthy and cool super hero. You carving your pumpkin with him in mind needs to reflect who he is as an awesome character. The batarang (or batman symbol if you prefer) pumpkin is not only intuitive, but it is creative and imaginative.

The pumpkin shows class, and it is extremely visually pleasing. Everyone who sees the pumpkin will love it, and give you compliments the entire night!

The 15 Best Pumpkin Carving Ideas For Halloween

These are our 15 best pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween! No matter which of these you pick, your pumpkin will look amazing! Let us know in the comments which pumpkin carving idea is your favourite and which you think you will use this upcoming Halloween!

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