Pumpkin Carving Hacks

Updated: September 2018
Originally Published: September 28, 2014

Pumpkin carving has taken on a whole new meaning these days. In fact, you don’t even have to carve a pumpkin to make it outstanding! Thanks to Pinterest and some incredibly creative people in the world, we now have a plethora of wonderful pumpkin carving hacks to consider this Halloween. From using Light Brights (I just aged myself) to power tools and decorative mesh, I love each and every one of these hacks equally. Which one is your favorite? Do you have an awesome hack you’d love to add? I’d love to see it!

Pumpkin Carving Hacks

Pumpkin Carving Hacks

1. Eye Ball Pumpkin

Look closely. The eyeball is a smaller pumpkin painted white on the inside. Awesome!

Eye Ball Pumpkin

 

2. Sew A Pumpkin with String

Use jute string and a drill! (source unknown)

Sew A Pumpkin with String

3. Peek a Boo Pumpkin

It’s hard to tell, but it sure looks like someone’s eyeing your candy bowl. This black-gloved pumpkin dweller is biding his time before popping up and yelling “Boo!” or stealing a few handfuls of candy. Once the kids take a closer look at him, we’re guessing he’ll steal a few giggles, too.

It's hard to tell, but it sure looks like someone's eyeing your candy bowl. This black-gloved pumpkin dweller is biding his time before popping up and yelling "Boo!" or stealing a few handfuls of candy. Once the kids take a closer look at him, we're guessing he'll steal a few giggles, too. 

4. Make Black Cat Pumpkins

Make your entry glow with fat Halloween cats made from stacked pumpkins (and mini-pumpkin paws)

Make your entry glow with fat Halloween cats made from stacked pumpkins (and mini-pumpkin paws)

5. Solar Light Jack O’Lantern

Forget about burning yourself with a candle – Fit your pumpkin with a solar light instead and it can “burn” for days! Brilliant

Forget about burning yourself with a candle – Fit your pumpkin with a solar light instead and it can “burn” for days! Brilliant

6. How to Carve a Pumpkin with a Drill

If you want a different pumpkin carving idea, try our project on pumpkin carving with a drill! They have complete instructions for drilled pumpkins!

If you want a different pumpkin carving idea, try our project on pumpkin carving with a drill! They have complete instructions for drilled pumpkins!

7. Lite Brite Pumpkins

This is beyond cool for anyone who remembers playing with a Lite Brites as a kid!

This is beyond cool for anyone who remembers playing with a Lite Brites as a kid! 

8. Pumpkins on Fire Carving Idea

Carve flames onto various sized pumpkins and decorate the fireplace with them.

Pumpkins on Fire Carving Idea

9. Pumpkins Wrapped in Mesh

Forget carving altogether! Wrap pumpkins in glittery mesh and use beautiful ribbon on top

Pumpkins Wrapped in Mesh. A no-carve pumpkin decorating idea!I love how the pumpkins sparkle and look all dressed up without any carving. #pumpkindecor #decoratingwithpumpkins #DIYHalloweenDecorations #DecoMeshPumpkin

10. Pumpkinsteins

California farmer Tony Dighera made a plastic mold to put his pumpkins in so that they would grow into the face of Frankenstein’s monster. Known as “Pumpkinsteins”

Grow pumpkins so that they would grow into the face of Frankenstein's monster. known as "Pumpkinsteins"

11. Pennywise Pumpkin

DIY Pennywise Wreath

12. Use Toothpicks to Decorate a Pumpkin

This creepy pumpkin idea uses toothpicks for the teeth. Creepy and easy pumpkin carving hack. (source unknown)

This creepy pumpkin idea uses toothpicks for the teeth. Creepy and easy pumpkin carving hack

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