80+ Creative Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Unique Pumpkin Carving Ideas

The Carved Pumpkin Fireplace

Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Carved Pumpkin Fireplace

Image Source: Country Living

I love the total looks this provides, using a set of pumpkins… each carved with some distinct flames.  The orange candles add a nice touch to the complete display.

Squirrel Pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Chipmunks Pumpkin

Image Source: Twitter

From Twitter User @KKmieske comes this entry from Hamilton, Ontario. As she writes, and I would agree,

Pumpkin carving in Hamilton today is amazing!

The Check Engine Light Pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving Ideas Check Engine Light Pumpkin

Image Source: Reddit 

Possibly the scariest pumpkin ever made!  Ever!

Fire Breathing Dragon Pumpkin

Fire Breathing Dragon Pumpkin

I love the dragon carving, including the deeper cuts that create the illusion that this dragon is breathing fire.

Volkswagen Bus Carved Pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving Ideas VW Bus

Image Source: Car Crushing

Somebody obviously loves a good old VW Bus. Can’t say that I blame them!

Bloody Eyeball Carved Pumpkin

Bloody Eyeball Carved Pumpkin Idea

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This combination of pumpkin carving and painting creates a surreal and scary effect.

The Bass Violin Made of Pumpkins

The Bass Violin Made of Pumpkins

Although technically not a “carved” pumpkin, this idea – featuring a bunch of Jack Be Little pumpkins – was to creative to ignore.

Angry Pumpkin Face

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Angry Pumpkin

Another Cannibal Pumpkin Carving Idea

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Cannibal Pumpkin II

Another Cannibal Pumpkin Carving Idea

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Cannibal Pumpkin III

The Zig Zag Smile Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Zig Zag Smile

Carved Clown Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Clown Pumpkin

Sculpted Pumpkin Face

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Sculpted Face

Carved Pumpkin Welcome Sign

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Welcome Pumpkin

Creatively Carved Dancing Monkey Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Funky Monkey

Carved & Dried Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Dried Carved Pumpkin

Simple Box Carved Pumpkins

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Simple Carving

For those with limited carving skills (like me) these are simple box carvings with mostly straight lines… but it still creates a fun display.

Carved Fish Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Carved Fish

This intricately carved fish pumpkin might not be the best display for Trick or Treating, but it would be delightful for a fall dinner party.

Frankenweenie Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Frankenweenie

Big Grin Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Big Smile

The Eyeless Creepy Smile

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Big Teeth

This pumpkin focuses all of the carving skills on the large, creepy smile. The complete lack of eyes actually adds to the creepy factor for this pumpkin.


  1. Laura says:

    Some of these look so scary. I love this time of the year x


  2. Heaven says:

    Wow! These are soooo cool & a little scary! LOL

  3. Jasmine M says:

    A lot of these Halloween pumpkin ideas are extremely detailed. I don’t know if I’d be able to make any as detailed, but I kind of want to try this Halloween season. I absolutely love the Cinderella carved pumpkin carriage!

  4. Celebrate Woman Today says:

    This is more than enough ideas to make all of our carving successful this Halloween! Wow, so many possibilities!

  5. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    I am so amazed with these works, they are so beautiful although some of them scare me. lol!

  6. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says:

    These are some pretty amazing pumpkin carving skills! It’s an art, truly. My husband, kids and I love pumpkin carving but just the usual simple styles lol

  7. Dominique Brooks says:

    These pumpkins are really amazing! The carving on some of them is so intricate!! Thanks for this!

  8. Mudpiefridays says:

    Those were really creative. I may need to try doing the simplest one 🙂 My kids would be so scared to see this haha.

  9. aisasami says:

    The toad carving would super cute for my preschool students. We are going to carve a pumpkin next month!

  10. SHADRACK BIWOT says:

    These are really amazing. This must have taken you time!

  11. Lex says:

    Boo, Dog Trio, Cinderella… My favourite right now. Art in display at its finest. Anything for the Halloween ?. Awesome

  12. Chad says:

    These came right on time ahead of our pumpkin carving competition at the office…Thank you so much.

  13. Kathleen Cregg says:

    I LOVE Halloween and I LOVE these ideas! Last year I painted a pumpkin like a donut but I think I need to try that coach!

  14. Dalene Ekirapa says:

    Those pumpkin carvings look so scary! Fit for Halloween. If I was to DIY one, then the Cinderella coach would be my favorite. It looks cuter and less freaky.

  15. Sophia says:

    These ideas are insane and soo cool. I need to step up my game this year and I will for sure be using this as inspo.

  16. Patricia M. says:

    Some of this are amazingly stunning. It makes me wonder how long it took to carve them and the talent of these artists are incomprehensible

  17. Nate says:

    Anything related to the Day of the Dead gets me. I love the creativity that goes behind this. These are some of the best carved out pumpkins I’ve ever seen!

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