Believe it or not, Halloween will be here before you know it. While we spend the next few months creating some swoon-worthy costumes and planning out the *perf* All Hallow’s Eve festivities (hello, ’80s-themed party!), you can rest assured knowing that your unique pumpkin carving ideas are already in the bag. Scroll on for the most creative pumpkin designs and get ready to seriously up your door decor this season.

1. 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)

2. Kitty Cat Pumpkin: Cats are definitely *the* animal of Halloween. (via Brit + Co)

3. 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 the spooky holiday. (via Bespoke Bride)

4. Anatomy Pumpkins: Rather than hanging a skeleton outside the door to spook trick or treaters, carve these pumpkins for a more original take on the tradition. (via Brit + Co)

5. Boo Pumpkin: It’s the catchphrase of the season. Play it up, pumpkin style. (via Brit + Co)

6. Tetris Pumpkin: AKA Pumpktris, this carved and LED-equipped ‘kin is perfect for the throwback gamer in all of us. (via Handmade Charlotte)

7. DIY Cat Drilled Pumpkin: Opting for a repeating pattern and some paint creates a fresh look, without having to spend hours carving out a ghoulish face. (via Handmade Charlotte)

8. Finding Dory Pumpkins: Ya know, for the kids in your life. Don’t forget to do Hank the Septopus! (via Brit + Co)

9. Pumpkin Candy Bowl: If this isn’t the happiest pumpkin on the block then we don’t know what is. (via Persia Lou)

10. Mice & Snakes Pumpkin: A few well-placed holes and some plastic critters are all you need to create the illusion of a creepy-crawly jack-o’-lantern. (via Design Improvised)

11. Pumpkin Topiary: Stack ’em as high as you can go! This can function as reusable decor for years to come. (via DIY Candy)

12. Pumpkin Vases: Using them to hold a flower arrangement is the ultimate in pumpkin style. (via Tell Love and Party)

13. DIY Animal Pumpkins: Invite the girls over to spend an afternoon carving all kinds of creatures. (via Brit + Co)

14. Pumpkin Planter: With a little more work, your gourds can double as a semi-permanent seasonal planter. The spiders are a little #extra though, so add at your own discretion. (via DIY in PDX)

15. Pumpkin Seed Party: You thought you left dioramas behind in grade school, right? Wrong. (via Handmade Charlotte)

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(Additional reporting by Wendelle Co)