Pumpkin Carving and Decorating!

October 8, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

Halloween is coming and fall is here, so what’s better than a little pumpkin carving and decorating?! 

PumpkinCarving Ideas from One Project Closer

Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Every year some friends host a pumpkin carving contest (sadly, not this year, since she is scheduled to give birth 2 days before Halloween). They gather together a handful of friends and setup teams who have one hour to carve a pumpkin from start to finish. It’s a lot of fun, and if you know me and Ethan, you know that we love competition, plus we love busting out the power tools!

Here were a few from the past couple years:

This was mine…no, we didn’t win. I felt a bit robbed. Even the “burger bun” is a pumpkin. Pretty sweet right?

Burger Pumpkin from One Project Closer

Right after Batman (you know the one with Christian Bale, forever the cutest Newsie) came out, we made this Joker pumpkin!

Joker Pumpkin

Owl and Spider Pumpkin

Owl and Spider Pumpkin from One Project Closer

Pirate Pumpkin – aye aye matey!

Pirate Pumpkin from One Project Closer

Trick or Treat Pumpkin

trick or treat Pumpkin

Angry birds pumpkin – this was one of Ethan’s

Honorable mention goes to the team that created the alien bursting from the chest pumpkin. We girls were pretty grossed out but they definitely get points for the creativity.

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

So, if you like you pumpkins pretty, painted, or you don’t like to bust out the power tools, here are a few ideas from my friends around the web. If you love them as much as I do, please click through and pin from the original source! xoxo

pumpkin painting and decorating ideas from One Project Closer

Gold Stemmed Pumpkin


Monogram Pumpkin


Chevron Pumpkin


Water Color Pumpkin


Sparkly Spider Pumpkin


Thankful Pumpkin


Plastic Bag Pumpkin

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Hand Print Pumpkin


Houndstooth Pumpkin


Fall Scented Pumpkins


What do you think? What are you favorite pumpkin carving and decorating ideas?

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9 Responses
  1. Jacque says:

    Oh my gosh that Burger pumpkin is awesome! Matt always carves the best pumpkins last year he did Jack the pumpkin king and it was spot on! Show off hehehe

  2. Debbie Pearl says:

    Can’t believe you didn’t win with the “hamburger” …I loved that!
    My kids are getting older ๐Ÿ™ but they still like to carve pumpkins, so some great ideas for this year.

  3. SUCH fun ideas and I agree, the burger should have definitely taken home the prize!

  4. Megan @ Our PInteresting Family says:

    Your burger is awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank for sharing this round up and my pumpkin too.

  5. cassie says:

    ha ha! these are awesome! and thank you so much for including my little guys in the non-carved. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Shannon says:

    Lots of wonderful pumpkin ideas ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  7. Ooh so many great ideas I’d never seen before! Thanks for the inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Vanessa says:

    Awh man, I totally need to step up my pumpkin carving skills! (love that you referenced Newsies, btw!)

  9. Really cute! I always find it difficult to get creative because I always leave the carving ’til the last minute!!

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