Carving pumpkins is an important Halloween tradition. Every year people come up with fantastic carvings, some almost giving life to the pumpkin itself with their awesome designs. Here is ten exciting ways to carve pumpkins this Halloween and set them in your portico or window sill for all to see and enjoy.
Here Are The 10 Fabulous Pumpkin Carving Ideas:
When you look at traditional Jack-O-Lanterns they all have their tooth carved out. This one is different as its teeth is made entirely from tooth picks, which gives it a really scary look. Carve the pumpkin eyes and nose as usual but leave the mouth wide open for you to fix tooth picks into it.
Give your visitor a good fright with this one. The head is shaped into spikes, giving a sort of hair raising effect. Carve out the eyes, nose and toothy mouth like always and place the pumpkin on the porch. Put a candle inside to give off an eerie effect in the evenings.
There is nothing more eye catching that a scary cat face carved on a pumpkin. There are many cat face stencils available from which you can pick an interesting one to carve out a scary kitty look like this one.
Halloween pumpkin carvings are all about expressions. Make an expressive pumpkin face by carving out a crescent moon as one eye, star as another, triangular nose and then a toothy mouth. These unusual figures will make the pumpkin face stand out and give an interesting look when placed on the window or portico steps.
When carving out the eyes and nose, make the formation a bit triangular to give the pumpkin face an edgy look. The mouth has to be carved into a wicked smile to bring on the scary effect. Place a candle inside and leave it in the balcony or window sill for all to see.
Most pumpkin carving designs focus on a scary eye, face and mouth, but this one has the word ‘boo’ carved into the mouth. Make the eyes and nose as usual. When you do the mouth carve out the word ‘boo’ into it. Place a candle inside and put it at the side of the entrance to stun guests.
Everyone who loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can’t resist doing this one. Get a large sized pumpkin and carve out the eyes in the form of a half moon. Making the mouth and teeth can take some time as you have to do it carefully, showing out every tooth visibly. Next paint the pumpkin in green except the area surrounding the eyes which should be painted in orange.
Carving pumpkins is traditionally done with a carving knife, but you can also incorporate a new way of doing this – drilling machine. Use a drill to make small circles all over the pumpkin, else create a flow using geometric circle-based designs…just about anything that’s attractive and which will bring out the candle glow in a fantastic way.
Scary Smile Pumpkin
The focal point of this pumpkin is its large eerie smile that will make you want to look at it once more. Carve out eerie triangular eyes with circular eye balls. The mouth is the largest part here as it spans the breath of the pumpkin surface. Carve it with the teeth, giving it a scarier look. Put a candle inside and place it in the portico as the perfect scare for visitors.
Sesame Street Face
Famous sesame street characters can be carved onto a pumpkin to welcome trick or treaters. Take Bert or Ernie’s face stencil and carve it out on the pumpkin. Color the pumpkin in striking yellow or orange and add a wig to complete the look.