Creative Pumpkin Carving Patterns

  • 01 of 09

    Spider Pumpkin Carving Pattern

    Spider Pumpkin Carving Pattern - Spidey
    ••• © 2010 Jessa Fortin, licensed to About.com.

    You've picked the perfect pumpkin at a New England pumpkin patch. Are you looking for creative, unique pumpkin carving ideas?

    Hudson Valley artist Jessie Lynne Snyder of Feel the Rain Creative Services provides Halloween pumpkin carving inspiration with this collection of free Jack-o-Lantern patterns.

    These unique pumpkin carving templates include traditional designs, such as this spider, a raven and a scary tree, plus decorative stencils for carving or painting wedding or party pumpkins including a lighthouse, butterfly, garden, guitar and patriotic stars and stripes.

    Right-click each image below, and you'll be able to print or download a larger image to use as a jack-o-lantern carving template.

    See photos of this Spider Pumpkin by day and illuminated at night in this photo gallery (photos 21 and 22).

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  • 02 of 09

    Raven Pumpkin Carving Template

    Raven Pumpkin Template - Free Pumpkin Carving Template
    ••• © 2010 Jessa Fortin, licensed to About.com.

    Print and trace this stencil to carve this design featuring bats and a raven into your Halloween jack-o-lantern. It's the perfect decoration for an evening of reading Edgar Allan Poe poems and tales.

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  • 03 of 09

    Scary Tree Pumpkin Pattern

    Scary Tree Pumpkin Pattern - Free Pumpkin Carving Pattern
    ••• © 2010 Jessa Fortin, licensed to About.com.

    Carve a scary tree into your Halloween jack-o-lantern by using this intricate free pattern. You can create a whole forest of scariness by carving several pumpkins.

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  • 04 of 09

    Guitar Pumpkin Carving Pattern

    Free Guitar Stencil - Guitar Pumpkin Carving Pattern
    ••• © 2010 Jessa Fortin, licensed to About.com.

    Use this free guitar stencil to inspire a rocking pumpkin carving this Halloween. It's the ideal way to add a musical touch to your fall or Halloween party decorating. This is one of the easier patterns in this collection, so it's a good place to start.

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  • 05 of 09

    Welcome Ghost Pumpkin Stencil

    Welcome Ghost Pumpkin Stencil - Free Pumpkin Carving Pattern
    ••• © 2010 Jessa Fortin, licensed to About.com.

    Carve this cute design into your Halloween jack-o-lantern, and welcome trick-or-treaters or Halloween party-goers to your door. See photos of this Welcome Ghost pumpkin by day and at night in this photo gallery (photos 17 and 18).

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  • 06 of 09

    Lighthouse Stencil

    Lighthouse Stencil - Lighthouse Pumpkin Carving Pattern
    ••• © 2010 Jessa Fortin, licensed to About.com.

    Add a touch of New England charm to your Halloween decor this year with this free lighthouse stencil, which can be used to carve or paint a pumpkin. See photos of this carved lighthouse pumpkin by day and at night in this photo gallery (photos 19 and 20).

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  • 07 of 09

    Butterfly Pumpkin Carving Pattern

    Butterfly Pumpkin Pattern - Carve a Butterfly Pumpkin with this Free Template
    ••• © 2010 Jessa Fortin, licensed to About.com.

    Use this free pumpkin carving pattern to decorate your Halloween jack-o-lantern with a lovely butterfly. You can also paint a white pumpkin with this butterfly design for a wedding decoration or holiday table centerpiece. Be creative!

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  • 08 of 09

    Stars and Stripes Pumpkin Pattern

    Stars and Stripes Pumpkin Pattern - Free Patriotic Pumpkin Carving Pattern
    ••• © 2010 Jessa Fortin, licensed to About.com.

    Use this free pattern to inspire a patriotic pumpkin carving this Halloween. You can paint your patriotic pumpkin, too. A white pumpkin would be the perfect option if you'd like to paint in red, white and blue.

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  • 09 of 09

    Garden Pumpkin Carving Pattern

    Garden Pumpkin Carving Pattern - Decorative Floral Design Stencil
    ••• © 2010 Jessa Fortin, licensed to About.com.

    Carve a creative jack-o-lantern for a fall wedding or for home decorating with this free floral pumpkin carving design. Right-click and open the image in a new tab or window to print or download a larger stencil, and use this free pattern to inspire your pumpkin carving this Halloween or to decorate a wedding centerpiece with a floral design.