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20 easy DIY carved pumpkins for your Halloween decor

20 easy DIY carved pumpkins for your Halloween decor
20 easy diy carved pumpkins for your halloween decor
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Are you decorating for Halloween? Well, if you are, you’ll no doubt be incorporating some pumpkin decor into your home.

As we all know, pumpkins and Halloween go hand-in-hand. We either eat them or add them as decorations.

Well, pumpkins are everywhere when it’s fall and Halloween. So if you plan to decorate your home with pumpkins, you can get creative with carving.

Pumkin carving is nothing new to us. In fact, every artist has managed to create highly detailed and stunning pumpkin carvings that are used as home decor.

You’re sure to want to see what you can do with your decorations here. So here are some super unique carving ideas that will no doubt inspire some really creative DIY Halloween decorations:

1. Carved Pumpkins with Glitter Candle

Glitter Candle Carved Pumpkins

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Do you love glitter? Then why not add a touch of glitter to your carved pumpkin? Boost the game by putting a candle on it!

2. Constellation Carved Pumpkins

Constellation Carved Pumpkins

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If you love stars and constellations, you can bring the night sky right into your home by doing this. This sure is an easy minimal approach to carving!

3. Carved Pumpkin Diorama

Diorama Carved Pumpkin

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Isn’t this graveyard diorama a brilliant idea? This decor will surely take your creativity to the next level. You can also use plastic pumpkins to decorate it. And grab lots of spooky props to complete your diorama.

4. Gold Geometric Pumpkin

Gold Geometric Pumpkin

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For those who want a chic, modern pumpkin decor, this would be a great idea. It looks very nice despite its simple design.

5. Peekaboo


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This is so cute! After you’ve carved your pumpkin, add a smaller pumpkin with eyes. Then add plastic skeleton hands on the hands to make it look like a little guy saying “Peekaboo!”

6. Lantern Pumpkins

Lantern Pumpkins

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This example is also simple. Just cut some square holes in your pumpkin and then paint some lamps on top. And add a tea light to achieve this look!

7. DIY Pumpkin Crafts

DIY Pumpkin Craft

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If you want a pumpkin that also makes a perfect fall decoration then go for it carve out a leaf shape before adding candles. Don’t forget to paint it before carving.

8. Skeleton Carved Pumpkins

Skeleton Carved Pumpkins

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This looks a little spooky, but it’s pretty interesting! These graveyard-inspired pumpkins would look amazing all lit up at night!

9. Pumpkin Teeth

Pumpkin Teeth


Got a pair of plastic glow-in-the-dark vampire fangs? Why not use them on your pumpkins! Add googly eyes too!

10.You can use a large pumpkin and a smaller artificial pumpkin. Be creative with your band prints too!

13. Vampire Pumpkin Candles

Vampire Pumpkin Candles


Double your decorating game by creating these fiendish fanged pumpkins. Aside from being purely decorative, it can also be a votive holder or centerpiece.

14. Pumpkin Carving with a Drill

Pumpkin Carving With a Drill

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Take out your drill and drill some holes in pumpkins, then paste add a tea light inside. This would look great on your porch, in your yard, or even on your stairs.

15. Vine and Leaf Carved Pumpkin

Vine and Leaf Carved Pumpkin

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If you want one with a fall design but would also be perfect as a decoration for Halloween, try these with beautifully twisting and twisting vines accented with berries and ginkgo leaves.

16. Happy-Go-Quirky


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A simple, whimsical design for a carved pumpkin. You can even make different faces to make it even more fun!

17. Illuminating Fall Leaf Pumpkin

Illuminating Fall Leaf Pumpkin

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Using a leaf template, cut these leaves onto the pumpkin and then cut pieces of yellow parchment and pin them to the inside of the pumpkin over the leaf openings. Add a battery powered candle to light.

18. Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving


This one seems to have a Harry Potter feel to it because of the owl and I love the swirling designs on it. Very artistic!

19. Halloween Town

Halloween Town

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You can also create a flickering pumpkin town square by simply cutting out windows and doors and then Silhouettes draw buildings on it.

20. Honey


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That’s cute! Even pumpkins can fall in love! Get two pumpkins, one bigger than the other, and make this cute decor.

After seeing the list, you will surely feel very creative and inspired to make a carved pumpkin decor for your to do at home! But if you hate carving, you can try non-carved pumpkins, which also look very pretty. Have you tried carving your pumpkins for Halloween? If not, this year could be the right time for you to give it a try. Which of the above designs would you try?

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