Its that time of the year when your hunt for the perfect pumpkin begins, but your work doesn’t just end there. How do you go about carving that perfect pumpkin into creative shapes that will impress your neighbors and the rest of the trick or treaters? Well, the internet is full of creative pumpkin carving ideas and we have picked out some of the best resources where you can find them. Most of these carving patterns are simple to follow, but there are also complex ones if you want to take it to the next level.
Tips Before You Start Pumpkin Carving
You might want to consider keeping these points in mind before you start pumpkin carving.
- Get yourself a pumpkin carving kit from the local store
- Try to pick up your pumpkins from a pumpkin patch rather than a local store as you’ll have more options and get them cheaper.
- If its your first time carving, try the pattern on a smaller pumpkin to get it right before you attempt the bigger one.
- Pick up some free online templates from the resources below.
And you’re ready to go.
Free Online Templates for Pumpkin Carving Ideas
Pumpkinmasters.com offers a cool collection of free templates from a pirate skull to a witch’s brew. There are also plenty of videos, 101’s, and interesting Halloween inspired products you can browse through.
celebrating-halloween.com is chock full of Halloween ideas, from recipes, costumes, party ideas, and stories to some fantastic pumpkin carving patterns and pranks.
hgtv.comfeatures loads of beginner level and advanced level pumpkin carving templates and are definitely worth browsing through.
The house of the zombie pumpkins have creative pumpkin carving patterns on various themes, from grinning jacks and Burton’s nightmare’s to movie monsters. Each pattern also indicates the difficulty level so you tackle them according to your skills. You also get step by step instructions with visual guides on how to carve a pumpkin, preserve it, and set up lighting effects.
Band of Cats
bandofcats.com has about 28 pumpkin stencils that’s all about the cats in all its ferocious forms. There are certainly some good ideas here that are worth taking a look at.
Pumpkinlady.com also has a free collection of pumpkin carving templates that you can check out. there are plenty of other designs that are available for less than a dollar as well. How to videos and instructions are also available to browse through to get the perfect designs on the Halloween vegetable.
marthastewart.com is definitely the place to go when it comes to handicrafts and its no surprise that it finds a place in this list. 47 lovely Halloween templates are available and plenty of great projects and ideas to delve into.
Pumpkinpile.com has just infused tons of pumpkin carving templates for 2014 ranging from the traditional and the classics to animals, symbols and video games.
sheknows.com has a cool list of simple pumpkin carving stencils that are perfect to let the kids handle.
Orange and Black
orangeandblack.com have new free pumpkin patterns from simple faces to movie heroes and villains, batman rogues, and kids favorites.
Surprise! surprise! HP’s printable section has loads of great Halloween ideas, from monster decorations and spooky lantern patterns to pumpkin carving templates as well.
The neighborhood has a cool collection of templates, about 20 of them that are easy to carve and would still be the envy of others.
Southern Living has a small collection of pumpkin carving patterns that are probably good to hand over to the kids.
And if these huge collection of resources don’t have a design to please you, just jump into Pinterest.com where you’ll find a huge repository of creative free online templates with pumpkin carving ideas.