Coming up with pumpkin carving ideas can be lots of fun, especially considering the many unique jack-o-lantern patterns that are available this year. If you love to work themes into your holiday décor, then creating original concepts that will stand out is made even easier. The following pumpkin carving ideas will blend with some of this Halloween’s most exciting and popular decorating themes!
Pack a Punch This Halloween by making it a Superhero Holiday!
Almost every kid has a favorite superhero. They come in all shapes and sizes with no gender barriers. Most importantly, they have powers many of us which we possessed. Although the jack-o-lantern won’t be capable of anything more than shedding a little light on your front porch, it can look just as cool as those superheroes we all know and love! Some of the best pumpkin carving ideas comes from pre-made stencils featuring these daring personalities.
Our Transformers pumpkin stencil pack brings together the futuristic robot faces of the Autobots and Decepticons. Perhaps an in-your-face Spiderman stencil is a better choice for your family. This design features a layout that is reminiscent of old school comic books, making it a great project for traditionalists and diehard fans.
Those who prefer pumpkin carving ideas that come with a little more challenge may prefer a level 3 Ironman or level 4 Incredible Hulk stencil. Even Gambit and Batman get in on the fun this year. As you browse the good guys, don’t forget to check out villain jack-o-lantern stencils, like the movie-based Joker pattern.
Explore Your Favorite TV Shows
Television shows are another good source of pumpkin carving ideas, especially considering the many dark themed programs that have aired in recent years. Fans of the supernatural must try the True Blood stencil pack. This realistic pattern collection features Sookie Stackhouse, Eric Northman and Bill Compton.
If horror doesn’t do it for you, then there are also many non-horror options under the TV category, like the Finn Hudson pattern pictured above. Serious fans may opt for the entire five pattern Glee pumpkin pack, which includes the faces of characters Rachel Berry, Will Schuester, Sue Sylvester and others.
Set the Right Tone with a Scary Scene on Your Pumpkin
When you think of jack-o-lanterns, do images of frightening faces and characters come to mind? There are actually many stunning pumpkin carving ideas that focus more on objects and places than faces and figures. Some of these designs are challenging, but can help set the right mood for your holiday event.
The Haunted Mansion pumpkin is sure to inspire images of terrifyingly lonely roads that lead to dilapidated abodes. The Scary House stencil uses the same concept, but in a level 3 difficulty that might be better suited to some jack-o-lantern carver’s abilities.
Along with structures, popular Halloween props can also be created in pumpkin like the sharp utensil pictured on the Knife Wielder pattern. If you need something a little easier, the Zombie Hand design offers a level 2 difficulty that can be completed in almost no time at all. There are many ways to find inspiration for your next pumpkin carving ideas. Break away from the most frequently used concepts and invigorate your holiday with something new and original!