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50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Decorating Ideas

Bored of the same old Jack o’ Lantern every year? We have some great easy pumpkin ideas that are sure to get the kids a-trembling and the party started with a bang.

The dusk it sweeps in and the candles are lit, ghoulish eyes made of fire from pumpkins emit; the kids they dress up as zombies and monsters, Trick or Treat, they compete as they meet and they wander.

The witching hour is upon us. And perhaps it’s time to reconsider that same old same old. Check out our pumpkin designs; sure to give you goosebumps.

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This skull, pumping heart, and ribcage make wonderfully ghoulish additions to your ghostly celebrations. Have fun while everyone else runs for their lives! 

This skull, pumping heart, and ribcage make wonderfully ghoulish additions to your ghostly celebrations. Have fun while everyone else runs for their lives!

Via Brit & Co

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This hiliarious shrine to the walking dead is the perfect way to get your party guests in the mood for a little gruesome fun this Halloween. 

This hiliarious shrine to the walking dead is the perfect way to get your party guests in the mood for a little gruesome fun this Halloween.

Via Good Housekeeping

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Words can be as scarey as spooky faces, and this playful idea provides plenty of scope for creative ways to scare your friends. 

Words can be as scarey as spooky faces, and this playful idea provides plenty of scope for creative ways to scare your friends.

Via Brit & Co

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - For something a little different, these glitter pumpkins are the perfect table centerpiece for celebrating the night of the witches. 

For something a little different, these glitter pumpkins are the perfect table centerpiece for celebrating the night of the witches.

Via Adventures In Making

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Emojis are fun, recognizable, and very slightly sinister in the context of pumpkin decoration! Carve eyes, or just stick them on.

Emojis are fun, recognizable, and very slightly sinister in the context of pumpkin decoration! Carve eyes, or just stick them on.

Via Brit & Co

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - For a variation on a common theme, this swirly Jack O' Lanterns idea peps up your pumpkin with a little extra creative flair. 

For a variation on a common theme, this swirly Jack O’ Lanterns idea peps up your pumpkin with a little extra creative flair.

Via Good Housekeeping

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - For fans of the undead, this terrifying zombie arm escaping from the grave will enduce terrors in even the bravest.

For fans of the undead, this terrifying zombie arm escaping from the grave will enduce terrors in even the bravest.

Via Welke

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - For a slightly more terrifying version of the classic Jack O' Lanterns, go for sinister smiles, rows of razer-sharp teeth, and eyes that would look welcome on the most evil demon. 

For a slightly more terrifying version of the classic Jack O’ Lanterns, go for sinister smiles, rows of razer-sharp teeth, and eyes that would look welcome on the most evil demon.

Via Designbolts

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Add a little owlish wisdom to the Halloween table this year with these wonderful carvings that are so cute that everyone will want one.

Add a little owlish wisdom to the Halloween table this year with these wonderful carvings that are so cute that everyone will want one.

Via Good Housekeeping

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This celtic-inspired flaming horse idea is intricate and a real work of art. For those who aren't afraid of embracing the pagen aspects of All Hallows Eve. 

This celtic-inspired flaming horse idea is intricate and a real work of art. For those who aren’t afraid of embracing the pagen aspects of All Hallows Eve.

Via Designbolts

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This pretty, pink pumpkin is crowned with a celebration of autumnal flowers - superb for the more sophisticated gathering.

This pretty, pink pumpkin is crowned with a celebration of autumnal flowers – superb for the more sophisticated gathering.

Via Good Housekeeping

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - The Alice In Wonderland fans are going to love this demonic Cheshire cat with its smile of razer fangs.

The Alice In Wonderland fans are going to love this demonic Cheshire cat with its smile of razer fangs.

Via DesignBolts

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This hilariously cannibalistic pumpkin head has quite the appetite for its own babies - and why not. We all love pumpkin pie, after all.

This hilariously cannibalistic pumpkin head has quite the appetite for its own babies – and why not. We all love pumpkin pie, after all.

Via PartyHuset

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - These cute baby squash tarantulas are perfect for fans of the macabre - sure to scare the jeepers creepers out of your guests.

These cute baby squash tarantulas are perfect for fans of the macabre – sure to scare the jeepers creepers out of your guests.

Via Good Housekeeping

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Perhaps one for the frat parties rather than the kids, but this poor pumpkin is suffering from the morning-after. His friends aren't fairing particularly well, either. 

Perhaps one for the frat parties rather than the kids, but this poor pumpkin is suffering from the morning-after. His friends aren’t fairing particularly well, either.

Via PartyHuset

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Pumpkins don't need to always be spooky; they can be beautiful as well - aptly demonstrated with this wonderful floral design. 

Pumpkins don’t need to always be spooky; they can be beautiful as well – aptly demonstrated with this wonderful floral design.

Via Brit & Co

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - For fans of The Incredibles, this character carving is a must-have - if you have the time and the patience, of course! 

For fans of The Incredibles, this character carving is a must-have – if you have the time and the patience, of course!

Via Red Tricycle

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Sometimes less is more. This tableau of carved and arranged squashes makes for an attractive celebration of autumnal spookiness. 

Sometimes less is more. This tableau of carved and arranged squashes makes for an attractive celebration of autumnal spookiness.

Via Family Holiday

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - If your humour verges on the more sadistic side, this emerging head is enough to scare the wits out of any Trick or Treater hoping for a handful of candy!

If your humour verges on the more sadistic side, this emerging head is enough to scare the wits out of any Trick or Treater hoping for a handful of candy!

Via Red Tricycle

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Keep the witches at bay with this fun, black cat motif - perfect for kids who are easily scared. 

Keep the witches at bay with this fun, black cat motif – perfect for kids who are easily scared.

Via Brit & Co

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Everyone will love these pumpkin trio-heads - sinister and spooky and sure to shock and surprise. 

Everyone will love these pumpkin trio-heads – sinister and spooky and sure to shock and surprise.

Via FamilyHoliday

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Pumpkins can be beautiful as well as scary - this lovely Daisy design demonstrates this exquisitely.

Pumpkins can be beautiful as well as scary – this lovely Daisy design demonstrates this exquisitely.

Via Brit & Co

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This hilarious gang of superheroes will bring delight to any Halloween masked ball.

This hilarious gang of crazy superheroes will bring delight and laughter to any Halloween masked ball.

Via CountryLiving

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - For a fun take on the traditional fairytale, this Cinderella's pumpkin is a great idea for celebrating Halloween in style. 

For a fun take on the traditional fairytale, this Cinderella’s pumpkin is a great idea for celebrating Halloween in style.

Via Country Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This curly-wigged lollypop pumpkin head is great fun - perfect for Trick or Treaters, who can just help themselves.

This curly-wigged lollypop pumpkin head is great fun – perfect for Trick or Treaters, who can just help themselves.

Via Good Housekeeping

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This cute pussy cat carving, complete with pumpkin feet and pumpkin ears, is great for young children, getting into the Halloween spirit for the first time. 

This cute pussy cat carving, complete with pumpkin feet and pumpkin ears, is great for young children, getting into the Halloween spirit for the first time.

Via Country Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Give the rest of the squash family a look-in this Halloween with these Mexican inspired hombres, complete with star-anise eyes and woven accessories. 

Give the rest of the squash family a look-in this Halloween with these Mexican inspired hombres, complete with star-anise eyes and woven accessories.

Via Good Housekeeping

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - These hilarious floating heads are demonic and sinister, while keeping in spirit for the Night of All Hallows. 

These hilarious floating heads are demonic and sinister, while keeping in spirit for the Night of All Hallows.

Via Womans Day

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Celebrating an abundant harvest with cabbage eyes and hair, this almost toothless Jack O'Lantern is as friendly as it is sinister - perfect for celebrating All Hallows Eve. 

Celebrating an abundant harvest with cabbage eyes and hair, this almost toothless Jack O’Lantern is as friendly as it is sinister – perfect for celebrating All Hallows Eve.

Via Country Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This cute, gobbled baby squash is trapped in the maw of its evil, hungry parent - perfect for those with a ghoulish sense of humour.

This cute, gobbled baby squash is trapped in the maw of its evil, hungry parent – perfect for those with a ghoulish sense of humour.

Via Brit & Co

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This zany zombie offers a great alternative to the traditional Jack O'Lantern - complete with crooked maw and rotten, razer teeth. 

This zany zombie offers a great alternative to the traditional Jack O’Lantern – complete with crooked maw and rotten, razer teeth.

Via Womans Day

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - For a more traditional lantern idea, this selection of designs adds some creative flair to the most spooky of evenings. 

For a more traditional lantern idea, this selection of designs adds some creative flair to the most spooky of evenings.

Via Southern Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This porch tableau uses carved stars, swirls, and circles to create a morbid mood, enhanced with man-eating spiders; sure to catch your guests in their web. 

This porch tableau uses carved stars, swirls, and circles to create a morbid mood, enhanced with man-eating spiders; sure to catch your guests in their web.

Via Country Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This wonderful, wicked witch idea is enormous fun, but it's sure to get the neighbours running for the hills in fear!

This wonderful, wicked witch idea is enormous fun, but it’s sure to get the neighbours running for the hills in fear!

Via Womans Day

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - These sunflower pumpkins are a true celebration of the harvest; luxuriant in autumnal tones of orange and greens.

These sunflower pumpkins are a true celebration of the harvest; luxuriant in autumnal tones of orange and greens.

Via Good Housekeeping

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Create your own Village of the Damned with a clutch of haunted houses, doomed to make your Halloween the most ghoulish yet. 

Create your own Village of the Damned with a clutch of haunted houses, doomed to make your Halloween the most ghoulish yet.

Via Country Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Sometimes keeping things simple is best - especially for busy parents. These candle lanterns are attractive and super-quick to create.

Sometimes keeping things simple is best – especially for busy parents. These candle lanterns are attractive and super-quick to create.

Via Southern Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - If carving shapes isn't your thing, you can still create some great fun designs with a few props and a bit of imagination. 

If carving shapes isn’t your thing, you can still create some great fun designs with a few props and a bit of imagination.

Via Womans Day

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - For a cozy Halloween, these flickering flames are sure to add a little sophisticated shock to your celebrations this year.

For a cozy Halloween, these flickering flames are sure to add a little sophisticated shock to your celebrations this year.

Via Country Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - If minimalism is your thing, these black and white pumpkins are brimming with personality and charm. 

If minimalism is your thing, these black and white pumpkins are brimming with personality and charm.

Via Good Housekeeping

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Achieve this cozy country-cottage look with a painted squash carved into the shape of a wood burner. 

Achieve this cozy country-cottage look with a painted squash carved into the shape of a wood burner.

Via Country Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - These cute, little vampires are so simple to make, but are a total must-have for any teenage fan of the Twilight saga.

These cute, little vampires are so simple to make, but are a total must-have for any teenage fan of the Twilight saga.

Via Womans Day

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - These lovely lanterns are a true celebration of the Fall - perfect for autumnal centerpieces, proving that pumpkins aren't just for Halloween.

These lovely lanterns are a true celebration of the Fall – perfect for autumnal centerpieces, proving that pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween.

Via Southern Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Pumpkins can be stylish as well as scary, and this wonderful hollowed and painted squash makes a great canvas for a plethora of designs, sure to make a great talking piece this Fall. 

Pumpkins can be stylish as well as scary, and this wonderful hollowed and painted squash makes a great canvas for a plethora of designs, sure to make a great talking piece this Fall.

Via Country Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - For a fun, autumnal lantern that lights up the garden throughout the Fall, this dotty design is easy to carve and sure to become a conversation piece.  

For a fun, autumnal lantern that lights up the garden throughout the Fall, this dotty design is easy to carve and sure to become a conversation piece.

Via Livingly

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Paint and polka-dots are all the rage this Fall - and this carved squash is sure to be the envy of your entire street. 

Paint and polka-dots are all the rage this Fall – and this carved squash is sure to be the envy of your entire street.

Via Womans Day

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - These glass marbles will glow hauntingly while adding something rather unique to your Halloween decor this year. 

These glass marbles will glow hauntingly while adding something rather unique to your Halloween decor this year.

Via Country Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Demonstrate your dedication to Halloween with this fun house-number pumpkin - decorated with a spray of autumnal leaves.

Demonstrate your dedication to Halloween with this fun house-number pumpkin – decorated with a spray of autumnal leaves.

Via Good Housekeeping

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This haunted diorama is sure to be the envy of all your friends this Halloween. Simple, yet impressive. 

This haunted diorama is sure to be the envy of all your friends this Halloween. Simple, yet impressive.

Via Womans Day

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - A carved pumpkin, painted black and hollowed out, can make a great 3-dimensional frame for a spooky night scene this Halloween. 

A carved pumpkin, painted black and hollowed out, can make a great 3-dimensional frame for a spooky night scene this Halloween.

Via Country Living

50 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - This ghostly Halloween skull is ghoulish and fun, complete with stitched-up mouth and wonky eyes - sure to get the Trick or Treaters retreating. 

This ghostly Halloween skull is ghoulish and fun, complete with stitched-up mouth and wonky eyes – sure to get the Trick or Treaters retreating.

Via Womans Day

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