21 Clever pumpkin carving ideas

A year ago, I put this post together of 20 unique pumpkin ideas. It was the #1 viewed post on C.R.A.F.T. in 2011 (more on that here). I think y’all liked it ; ) So, I put together another pumpkin post  complete with 21 new, clever pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween. Carving, embroidery, drilling, and melting are just a few of the unique ways to spruce up a pumpkin for fall.

Clever pumpkin carving ideas

1.  Cookie Monster

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2. Lighted polka dots

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3. Confused pumpkin

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4. Melted

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5. Christmas Pumpkins

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6. Skeleton Pumpkin Vase

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7. Ants

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8. Gilded Pumpkins

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9. Candy Holder

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10. Watermelon Turtles (with glow sticks)

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11. Bert & Ernie

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12. Anglerfish

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13. Porcupines (or hedgehogs)

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14.  Robot

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15. Scorpian

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16. Produce Pumpkins

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17. Spider Webs

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18. Mrs. Potato Head

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19. Embroidered Pumpkins

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20. Fire

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21. Sea Glass

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What’s your favorite pumpkin? I like the idea of using glow sticks to light up a pumpkin, genius. Want more unique pumpkin ideas? Here’s 20 more.


  1. I really like #13, and even though they call them porcupines on Martha’s website, too, they really look more like hedgehogs to me. (Also, your link ends in a dead spot on their site, but this one seems to work) http://www.marthastewart.com/275573/pumpkin-carving-and-decorating-ideas/@center/276965/halloween#/268752
    Thanks for sharing all the fun ideas!

  2. Wow!!! The fireplace idea is spectacular. Thanks for sharing

  3. The link for the watermelon turtles took me to a page with nothing but writing on it :( Love all these ideas, so cute!

  4. These are adorable… I LOVE the robot one ; ) and so would my kids! Great round up

  5. These are fabulous! I love the porcupines… so adorable! Have a good one!

    Take care,


  6. If this its your original picture, I would like to use the spider web pumpkin picture on my blog.

  7. I really like the fireplace pumpkins. That was beautiful. I also thought the lollipop pumpkin holder was a cute idea for the little ones to pick their lollipop.

  8. Jamie,
    I love the melted crayon one, fireplace pumpkins, gilded… there are so many awesome ideas! Thanks for rounding them up for us :) Just pinned!

  9. Thanks for the great roundup… now I’ve got too many ideas. I love the fireplace one especially.

  10. I love the Christmas pumpkins so cute

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