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74 Creative Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

From LED Jack-O-Lanterns to Halloween Pyro Pumpkins

— October 7, 2014 — Art & Design
If the thought of carving the same smiling jack-o'-lantern year after year has got you wanting to smash pumpkins, these Halloween pumpkin ideas will help to shake up a boring routine and make it known that your home is the most creative on the block.

If you're feeling ambitious and want to incorporate some technology into your pumpkin design this year, there are some great kits out there to make sure your craft really shines. If you're not fond of messing with pumpkin guts, there are also a ton of ways to topically decorate a gourd with a no-carve alternative using paint. You can even create your own pumpkin shape with fabric or paper, which should save you a trip to the orchard or the grocery store and cut down on mess.
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Hi-Tech Pumpkin Carvings
Hi-Tech Pumpkin Carvings
NASA's Annual Pumpkin Carving Competition Has Amazing Designs
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Animated Pumpkin Videos
Animated Pumpkin Videos
The Stop Motion Pumpkin Carving Short Film is Brilliant
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70
Pump-Tapped Pumpkins
Pump-Tapped Pumpkins
Make Your Halloween Extra Happy with a Pumpkin Keg
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LED Jack-O-Lanterns
LED Jack-O-Lanterns
The Led Matrix Pumpkin Mixes Technology and Tradition
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68
Retro Gaming Jack-O-Lanterns
Retro Gaming Jack-O-Lanterns
Make Neighbors Jealous by Displaying a Working Tetris Pumpkin
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67
Refreshment-Holding Gourd
Refreshment-Holding Gourd
The Pumpkin Beverage Tub is Practical Halloween Decor
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Festive Pumpkin Kegs
Festive Pumpkin Kegs
This Homemade Halloween Keg is Made from a Hollowed Out Pumpkin
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65
Zombified Jack-o-Lanterns
Zombified Jack-o-Lanterns
Zombies Fight for Freedom in the Haunted Pumpkin Garden
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Festive DIY Glitter Pumpkins
Festive DIY Glitter Pumpkins
This Simple DIY Project Creates a Rustic-Glam Look for the Holidays
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Retro Fabric Pumpkins
Retro Fabric Pumpkins
Turn Vintage Fabric Designs into Plump Pumpkins with This Fun DIY Guide
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DIY Wind-Up Jack o' Lanterns
DIY Wind-Up Jack o' Lanterns
Make Your Own Musical Pumpkins
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Upcycled Sweater Pumpkins
Upcycled Sweater Pumpkins
This Craft Transforms Outgrown Sweaters into Festive Pumpkins
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Sci-Fi Pumpkin Attachments
Sci-Fi Pumpkin Attachments
The Star Wars Darth Vader Pumpkin Push-Ins are Wonderfully Villainous
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Cartoon Villain Carvings
Cartoon Villain Carvings
The Krang O' Lantern is a Spooky Watermelon and Pumpkin Hybrid
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Undecided Voter Pumpkins
Undecided Voter Pumpkins
Politically Confused Jack'o'Lanterns
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Mash-Up Gourd Guidelines
Mash-Up Gourd Guidelines
The 'Pumpkim Jong-Il Pumpkin' Stencils are Funny Combined Carvings
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Melting Rainbow Jack-O-Lanterns
Melting Rainbow Jack-O-Lanterns
The Drip Crayon Pumpkin Tutorial is the Artsy Answer to Halloween
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Halloween-Themed Dioramas
Halloween-Themed Dioramas
Christopher Boffoli's Pumpkin Carvers Boasts Hard-Working Little People
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Watermelon Jack-O-Lanterns
Watermelon Jack-O-Lanterns
Watermelons Replace Pumpkins for a Twist on Tradition
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Gourd Illuminators
Gourd Illuminators
The Sword Pumpkin Illuminator is a Safe Way to Light Up
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Adorable Kitty Pumpkins
Adorable Kitty Pumpkins
These DIY Cat Pumpkins are a Festive Way to Ring in the Season
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51
Halloween Cake Molds
Halloween Cake Molds
This 3D Pumpkin Container Makes Cute Confections
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50
Steampunk Plastic Pumpkins
Steampunk Plastic Pumpkins
Yami Guru Creates DIY Trick-Or-Treat Buckets
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Recycled Jack-O-Lanterns
Recycled Jack-O-Lanterns
MaximOnline Shows You How to Reuse Your Halloween Pumpkins
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Powerful Pumpkin Speakers
Powerful Pumpkin Speakers
Blast Some Spooky Music on the Hand-Carved Pumpkin Sound System
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DIY Chalkboard Text Pumpkins
DIY Chalkboard Text Pumpkins
These Typographic DIY Halloween Pumpkins Display Spooky Text
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Pumpkin-Shaped Oranges
Pumpkin-Shaped Oranges
The Disney Family Fun Snack-O-Lantern is a Healthy Dessert
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Newspaper Printed Pumpkins
Newspaper Printed Pumpkins
The Decoupage Pumpkin is Great for News Hungry Halloween Lovers
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Intricate Vegetable Sculptures
Intricate Vegetable Sculptures
Marilyn Sunderland Sculpts Gourds into Vegetable Art
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Sci-Fi Halloween Pumpkins
Sci-Fi Halloween Pumpkins
The Glow-in-the-Dark Death Star Pumpkin is Perfectly Painted
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Jurassic Jack-O-Laterns
Jurassic Jack-O-Laterns
This T. Rex Pumpkin was Sculpted by Villaphane Studio's Chris Vierra
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Fashionable Gourd Tutorials
Fashionable Gourd Tutorials
The DIY Lace Pumpkins Will be the Most Chic Designs on the Block
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40
Halloween Pyro Pumpkins
Halloween Pyro Pumpkins
Flamethrowing Jack-O'-Lantern Lights Up Epically
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DIY Chic Jack-O-Lanterns
DIY Chic Jack-O-Lanterns
For the Coolest Halloween Pumpkin Try Funky Ombre Pumpkins
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Undead Gourd Sculptures
Undead Gourd Sculptures
Pumpkin Carver Ray Villefane Creates an Increadible Life-Sized Zombie
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Luxe Leather Pumpkins
Luxe Leather Pumpkins
Alexander Lamont Turns Nature's Textures into Luxury Artwork
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DIY Halloween Decor Designs
DIY Halloween Decor Designs
Turn Your Tiny Pumpkins into Creative Jack-O-Lantern Candles
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Mummified Pumpkin Carvings
Mummified Pumpkin Carvings
Mr. Mummy Pumpkin is More Exotic Than Other Halloween Decor
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Retro Vampire Gourd Carvings
Retro Vampire Gourd Carvings
The Barnabas Collins Pumpkin Has an Uncanny Johnny Depp Resemblance
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Pop Culture Pumpkin Carvings
Pop Culture Pumpkin Carvings
These Intricate Pumpkin Carvings Feature Iconic Movie Characters
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Insane Celeb Carvings
Insane Celeb Carvings
The Pumpkin Geek Celebrity Jack-o'-Lanterns Will Blow Your Mind
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Ornate Watermelon Carvings (UPDATE)
Ornate Watermelon Carvings (UPDATE)
Clive Cooper's Fruit Sculptures are Almost Too Good to Eat
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Personified Pumpkin Decorations
Personified Pumpkin Decorations
This Posable Pumpkin Gives Your Pumpkin More Than Just a Face
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Space Age Pumpkin Tutorials
Space Age Pumpkin Tutorials
The Celestial Pumpkin Carving is an Adorable Addition to Any Porch
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Super Heroic Pumpkin Sculptures
Super Heroic Pumpkin Sculptures
The 'The Thing' Jack-o-Lantern is a Creative Halloween Project
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Hyperrealistic Pumpkin Carvings
Hyperrealistic Pumpkin Carvings
Andy Bergholtz Creates Spectacular Gourde Masterpieces
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Cartoony Halloween Melons
Cartoony Halloween Melons
These Ninja Turtle Watermelon-o-Lanterns are Righteous
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Teen Dracula Gourds
Teen Dracula Gourds
The Vampire Diaries Pumpkin Will Make Teens Scream
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Water-Powered Pumpkin Eater
Water-Powered Pumpkin Eater
Fluidcut Waterjet
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Interactive Jack-O-Lanterns
Interactive Jack-O-Lanterns
This DIY Halloween Pumpkin Kit Lights Up with Sound
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DIY Studded Pumpkins
DIY Studded Pumpkins
Eddie Borgo Puts Signature Look on Halloween Staple
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Intergalactic Pumpkin Carvings
Intergalactic Pumpkin Carvings
The Pumpkin Geek Does Star Trek Jack-o'-Lanterns for Halloween
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Couture Gourd Carvings
Couture Gourd Carvings
Refinery29 Fashion Pumpkins Give Halloween a Much-Needed Makeover
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Partisan Pumpkins
Partisan Pumpkins
Political Jack o' Lanterns from Both Parties
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Monstrous Pumpkin Sculptures
Monstrous Pumpkin Sculptures
Ray Villafane Carves World's Largest Pumpkin into Zombies
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Modern Art Pumpkins
Modern Art Pumpkins
From Louis Vuitton to Graffiti-Inspired Jack-o'-Lanterns
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Geektastic Halloween Carvings
Geektastic Halloween Carvings
Tech-Themed Pumpkins Get You Inspired for the Holiday
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Glamorous Foodtography
Glamorous Foodtography
Paul Lowe Makes Food Styling Resemble High Fashion Shoots
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Pocket Monster Pumpkin Carvings
Pocket Monster Pumpkin Carvings
Nerdy Neighborhoods Will Love Pokemon Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns
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Hippie-Inspired Jack-O-Lanterns
Hippie-Inspired Jack-O-Lanterns
This Retro Pumpkin Highlights the 1960s Volkswagen Van
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Nail-Studded Jack o' Lanterns
Nail-Studded Jack o' Lanterns
Extreme Pumpkins (UPDATE)
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Expressive Jack-O-Lanterns (UPDATE)
Expressive Jack-O-Lanterns (UPDATE)
Ray Villafane Seems to Bring His Pumpkins to Life
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Nerdy Pumpkin Creations
Nerdy Pumpkin Creations
Funny Pumpkin Carvings Celebrate the Nerd in All of Us
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Sculptural Pumpkins
Sculptural Pumpkins
Carving With Props
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Extreme Pumpkins
Extreme Pumpkins
Coolest Carvings & Contests
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DIY Paper Jack-O'-Lanterns
DIY Paper Jack-O'-Lanterns
Recycled Book Pumpkin Decorations are Halloween Decor without the Mess
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Villain Pumpkin Carvings
Villain Pumpkin Carvings
Festive Tributes to the Eerie Halloween Season
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Geek Pumpkins
Geek Pumpkins
Jack o' Lanterns for Gamers
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Macabre Pumpkins
Macabre Pumpkins
Ray Villafane's Gruesome Jack-O'-Lanterns
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Jack-O-Lantern Inspiration Sites
Jack-O-Lantern Inspiration Sites
Walyou Pumpkin Carvings Spark Ghoulish Ideas
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Harry Potter Pumpkins
Harry Potter Pumpkins
Muggles Celebrating Halloween
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Stars Wars Pumpkins
Stars Wars Pumpkins
Spooky Sith-O-Lanterns
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