50 Best Popular Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas For Halloween 2023

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Here are 50 of the best creative pumpkin carving ideas to make your Jack O Lantern extra special and one of a kind this year. 

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Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas 

Guys, can I just tell you that I had SO much fun putting these creative pumpkin carving ideas together.

Seriously, I spent hours researching creative pumpkin carving ideas and added so many of these creative pumpkin carving ideas to my Halloween bucket list.

Carving a non traditional pumpkin has become a yearly tradition in these parts. I’ve always enjoyed creative pumpkin carving ideas when it comes to carving our Halloween pumpkins and so, I look forward to coming up with something new and creative every year.

We’ve become known as the house with the “cool” pumpkins and kids come back every year to check out how we choose to carve our pumpkins. One year we even picked up a HUGE 50 plus pound pumpkin from the local farmers market! It was really neat.

So, because I love creative pumpkin carving ideas so much, I wanted to share some of my favorites with you!

Below you’ll find a collection of 50 creative pumpkin carving ideas for you to pick from this Halloween. Whether you’re into super scary pumpkins or cute character pumpkins, there’s a little something for everyone below!

Even More Fun Halloween Ideas For Kids:

🖤 Halloween word search – a fun free printable Halloween word search activity. A great activity for early finishers at school.

🖤 Halloween gifts for teachers – spooktacular gift ideas for spoiling the teachers in your child’s life.

🖤 DIY Halloween costumes – a large collection of absolutely awesome DIY costumes for Halloween.

🖤 Paper plate Halloween crafts – fun Halloween crafts made using paper plates

🖤 I Spy Halloween free printable I Spy activity devoted to the spookiest season of the year.

🖤Coloring pages – a bundle of free Halloween themed coloring pages.

🖤 Bat crafts– our favorite low mess non-scary bat crafts for kids of all ages.

🖤 Pumpkin carving ideas– clever ways to carve your Jack-0-Lantern this year.

50 Best Trending Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas For Halloween

To get the full tutorial for any of these creative pumpkin carving ideas simply click on the link that corresponds to the pumpkin you plan to make.

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1. Twisting Vines Halloween Pumpkin

2. Halloween Pumpkin Lantern

3. Black & White Halloween Pumpkins

4. Chevron Carved Pumpkins

5. Alarm Clock Halloween Pumpkins

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6. DIY Cat Drilled Pumpkins from Handmade Charlotte

7. Tetris Pumpkin from Handmade Charlotte

8. Free Candy! Next Door Carved Pumpkin from Shop At Dean

9. Pumpkin Camper Carved Pumpkins from Pinterest

10. I Love You To The Moon And Back from Involvery

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11. Tinker Bell Pixie Dust Pumpkin from Instructables

12. For The Hen Carved Pumpkin from Jolene’s Crafting

13. Pumpkin With Braces Carved Pumpkin from Pinterest

14. Butterfly Carved Pumpkin from Deviantart

15. Sunflower Carving from Pinterest

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16. Tinkerbell Carving from Celebrating Halloween

17. Pumpkin Skull With Exposed Squash Brain from Man Made DIY

18. Moon And Stars Pumpkin from Livingly

19. Monstorously Cool Pumpkins from BHG

20. Peek-a-boo Pumpkin from BHG

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21.  Owl Pumpkin from Cuded

22. White Carved Pumpkin Owl from Honestly WTF

 23. Funny Face Carved Pumpkin from Smith Ratliff

24. Witch Leg Carved Pumpkin from I Love Brighton Food

25. Sugar Skull Pumpkin from Livingly

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26. Styled Decorative Pumpkins from Southern Living

27. Angler Pumpkin from Deviantart

28. Black & White Halloween Pumpkins from Whipper Berry

29. Gold Geometric Pumpkins from Tater Tots & Jello

30. Carved Glittered Pumpkin from Hand Made In The Heartland

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31. Kermit The Frog Pumpkin Carving

32. Lace Patterned Pumpkins

33. DIY Carved Constellation Pumpkin

34. The Witch Pumpkin

35. Tinker Bell Pixie Dust Pumpkin

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36. Howling Wolf Black Pumpkin

37. Metal Man Pumpkin Carving Idea

38. Thirsty Vampire Pumpkin Carving Idea

39. Dia De Los Meurtos Pumpkin

40. DIY Pumpkin Carving With A Drill

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41. Sunflower Pumpkins

42. Space Pumpkin Carving Idea

43. Mummy Pumpkin Carving Idea

44. Masked Pumpkins

45. Pug Pumpkin

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46. Lollipop Pumpkin

47. Trick Or Treat Pumpkin

48. Zombie Pumpkin Carving

49. Galaxy Jack-O-Lantern

50. Corny Jackie Pumpkin Carving Idea

Did you enjoy these creative pumpkin carving ideas?

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🖤 Happy Halloween 🖤

Even More Halloween Ideas We Think You’ll Love:

🎃Halloween movies – a large collection of classic and modern Halloween movies to watch with the kids

🎃No candy signs – not giving candy this year? Here are a few free printable signs to let trick or treaters know

🎃 Halloween jokes – loads of fun these Halloween jokes are sure to get the kids laughing

🎃DIY trick or treat bags – make your own trick or treat bag with these simple tutorials

🎃Monster Halloween crafts – non scary monster crafts perfect for especially young kids

🎃Low mess pumpkin crafts – classic pumpkin Halloween crafts kids love making

🎃Leftover Halloween candy recipes – don’t let your extra Halloween candy go to waste with these simple recipes that use extra candy

🎃Halloween finger foods – perfect for Halloween parties or potlucks these spooky foods are always a crowd pleaser

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