50 Pumpkin Designs and Patterns That Will Upgrade Your Halloween Decor
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50 Pumpkin Designs and Patterns That Will Upgrade Your Halloween Decor

Believe it or not, Halloween is right around the corner (say whaat?!). While we spend the next few months creating some swoon-worthy costume pinboards and plan out the *perf* Halloween festivities (think: that Mermaid-themed party), let’s not neglect the time old tradition of carving a pumpkin. After all, it’s just not Halloween without some killer jack-o’-lanterns. This year, take your front door decor to the next level with the MOST creative pumpkin designs we’ve found online. These gourds and jack-o’-lanterns will make the ultimate centerpiece. Scroll on and get ready to be captivated by these ah-mazing pumpkin carving designs and patterns.

1. Woodland Stenciled Pumpkins: Head for the woods this Halloween. Better Homes and Gardens has a whole bunch of free woodland-themed stencils to turn your front porch into critter-filled forest fun. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

2. Cinderella Pumpkin Flower: Why should the face of a pumpkin get all the glory? Switch things up and use the top. For the best results, choose a pumpkin that’s more reddish so the contrast really makes the flower pop. (via Country Living)

3. Spell It Out: Spell it out with these easy-to-make jack-o’-lanterns. Put whatever Halloween-related (or not) word you want on them. (via Parents)

4. Hungry Jack: This poor little guy didn’t stand a chance, but he couldn’t be cuter. (via Woman’s Day)

5. EKG + Heart Pumpkin: This EKG jack-o’-lantern pattern is perfect for anyone in the medical profession. Or just anyone who has a heart. (via Chamberlain College)

6. Creepy Anatomy Lanterns: These skin-crawling anatomy pumpkins are exactly what your Halloween (and front porch) was searching for. Pair them up with the heart pumpkin from above if there’s a doc in the fam. (via Brit + Co)

7. House Pumpkin: This past winner of Good Housekeeping’s carving contest is possibly the most charming of the bunch. Even if you don’t have the time to put in quite as much effort as what’s needed here, a simplified version would still be totally adorable. (via Good Housekeeping)

8. Math Jack-O’-Lantern: Some of us may be more mathematically inclined than others, but everyone loves a good pun. Pumpkin Pi. Get it? Get it? Like, pumpkin pie? (via DIY Network)

9. Homer Simpson: This Homer Simpson is not a couch gag. Pro tip: Make sure you scoop out the inside of the pumpkin really well so it’s easy to carve the thinner lines. (via Spencer Wright)

10. Whale Pumpkin: How cute and easy is this? Hollow out your pumpkin, then slice off the bottom and create a tail shape. All that’s left are the very simple eyes and mouth for the head. This would make a super cute centerpiece at a Halloween dinner. (via Woman’s Day)

11. Mary Poppins: This pattern is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Plus, it’s a quick one to pull off. Just draw and carve. (via Disney Family)

12. Emoji Carved Pumpkins: Carve out a wink and a smirk to egg on the trick or treaters, or two heart eyes to show how much you love Halloween. (via Bespoke Bride)

13. WiFi Carved Pumpkin: The perfect way to pass the time when your WiFi is down. Or to send your neighbors a message when they want to “borrow” yours. (via Megan MacKay)

14. Diorama Carved Pumpkin: How brilliant is this graveyard diorama? This approach uses plastic pumpkins and a whole lotta scary props so you can skip the mess and store ‘em to use again next year. (via Eat, Knit & DIY)

15. Succulent Carved Pumpkins: Give your favorite houseplants a cool new home for fall. This classy look will dress up any hearth, table or stairwell. (via Brepurposed)

16. Unicorn + Moon: Keep it magical this holiday. Just go slow when making that horn, and know when to stop carving so it stays thin. (via Aukuinnen24)

17. Gold Chevron Carved Pumpkins: This might be the chicest pumpkin makeover we’ve seen yet. Set these up at your BFF’s fall wedding. (via Tatertots & Jello)

18. My Little Pony Pattern: This one requires the carve-by-color technique, but it’s so boss. Plus, this pattern will give you ALL the super nostalgia. (via Derpiboo)

19. Skeleton Carved Pumpkins: Eek! These graveyard-inspired pumpkins would look amazing and ghastly all lit up at night. (via Country Living)

20. My Neighbor Totoro: Studio Ghibli fans, rejoice! This Totoro stencil is the one you’ve been waiting for. We can totally picture this one next to a jack-o’-lantern of the Cat Bus. (via Bibliokept)

21. Facebook Thumbs Up: We spend so much time on social media these days, this thumbs up stencil was inevitable. We get the feeling you’ll get a lotta “likes” on this Facebook-inspired pumpkin stencil. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

22. Candy Jar Carved Pumpkin: Turn your pumpkin into a cauldron-inspired candy jar with some knife skills and chalkboard paint. (via In My Own Style)

23. Fall Leaves Carved Pumpkin: Everything you love about autumn in one place. (via Country Living)

24. Polka Dot Carved Pumpkin: Go next-level with your polka dot obsession this fall. (via Whipperberry)

25. Flower Pumpkin: Take the drilled pumpkin one step further. Using a very small-sized drill, make holes along the middle of the pumpkin just big enough to poke flower stems through. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

26. Chic Ginkgo Leaves: This pattern requires learning the carve-by-color technique and uses some special tools, but the end result is so worth it. Spray paint it gold for a little added oomph. (via Martha Stewart)

27. Crafty + Abstract Owl: This whimsical owl stencil seriously ups your jack-o’-lantern game. Prepare for the whole block to be jealous. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

28. Jay-Z “HOVA” Pumpkin: You got 99 problems, but a pumpkin stencil ain’t one. You’re missing this Jay-Z stencil courtesy of TMZ in your life. (via TMZ)

29. Beyoncé “Queen Bey” Pumpkin: At the same time, there’s no better way to pay homage to Queen Bey than a pumpkin with her face on it. How else can you call yourself part of the Beyhive? (via TMZ)

30. Toy Story Alien: Like seriously, how cute is this Toy Story alien-inspired pumpkin? You can attach the ears using toothpicks. You need this pattern to win your pumpkin-carving contest. (via Disney Family)

31. Anatomical Carved Heart Pumpkin: It’s time to get your science on. Anatomy teachers everywhere will cheer for this one. (via Brit + Co)

32. Where the Wild Things Are Carved Pumpkin: Let the wild rumpus start with this classic pumpkin carving. Both kids and adults will like ‘em. (via Wired)

33. Lantern Carved Pumpkins: These pumpkins give a whole new meaning to jack o’ lanterns. Just like the village pumpkins, the carving shapes are basic. All the details come courtesy of the paint. (via Country Living)

34. Sweet Tooth Carved Pumpkin: This is super cute and clever. Use whatever candy you have on hand — you’ll prob have a lot this time of year! (via Woman’s Day)

35. Constellation Carved Pumpkins: Bring the night sky right to your front porch with this marvelously minimal approach. If you want to lighten it up a bit, opt for a navy or midnight blue paint. (via Design Sponge)

36. Mustache Carved Pumpkin: This basic design is anything but boring — and way cooler than any other pumpkin on the block ;) Anybody else feelin’ like a game of Monopoly? (via Brit + Co)

37. Glitter Candle Carved Pumpkins: What’s better than dumping a ton of glitter into your carved pumpkin? Lighting it on fire, of course. (via Adventures in Making)

38. Starbucks Pumpkins: PSL season is officially here. Let your neighbors know how much you love the ‘bucks with this carving. (via She Knows)

39. Carriage Pumpkin: Talk about a Cinderella story. You’ll love the silvery look of the big pumpkin on this one. (via Hallmark)

40. Nightmare Before Christmas Carved Pumpkin: A jack-o’-lantern featuring the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town seems only appropriate. (via Fantasy Pumpkins)

41. Volkswagen Carved Pumpkin: This one’s an All Hallow’s Eve tribute to the universal symbol of road trips and good times. (via Volkswagen UK)

 42. Mockingjay Pumpkin: If you love Katniss’s strength and ‘tude as much as we do, show it with your Halloween spirit. (via Buzzfeed)

43. Scary Forest: For a more intricate, artistic pumpkin, spend the time to carve your own freaky forest. Bonus points for accompanying forest creature pumpkins. (via HGTV)

44. Bouquet of Flowers: Why not make your pumpkin a little prettier this year? This bouquet carving will be just the thing to add to your garden or patio. (via HGTV)

45. Marry Me Pumpkin: Significant others, take notice. This will give your gals a spook in the *best* way possible. (via Minimalisti)

46. Hello Kitty Pumpkin: Witches are everywhere come Halloween, but Hello Kitty witches are a sight seen only by a few. Make those wicked ladies a little more charming this season. (via That Tall Girl)

47. Harry Potter Pumpkin: Well if this isn’t the best Harry Potter pumpkin we’ve ever seen… HP chillin’ on your porch is bound to add some magic to your night. (via Cheshire Public Library)

48. Village Pumpkin: Here’s an awesome idea that is deceptively easy. The only carving required is the square windows. The rest of the building is just black paint! (via Country Living)

49. Cookie Monster Pumpkin: Here’s an idea the kids will freak over. The only carving required is a large opening for the mouth. Then paint the whole exterior blue, add crazy eyes and stuff with cookies! (via Princess Pinky Girl)

50. Mummy Pumpkin: Slice a h0llowed-out pumpkin horizontally and place the pieces back together using toothpicks. To make the eyes and mouth, simply glue on some coffee beans. (via Woman’s Day)

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