Are you ready for Halloween? There are lots to do. Costumes to prepare, fun food to make, but perhaps the most important and fun aspect is decorating your pumpkins.
You know, back when I was a kid, we all created just a basic Jack-o-lantern, but those days have long passed.
Now, there are so many unique Jack-o-lantern ideas that flood the internet, it is hard to go with the traditional way of decorating a pumpkin.
So that is why I’m going to bring you some of the internet’s best Jack-o-lantern ideas. Some will have tutorials, some will have printables to recreate the look, and some will just be for inspiration.
But hopefully, you’ll find the perfect design for your Jack-o-lantern this year. Also, I’m going to include a few fun jack-o-lantern inspired food inspirations as well. Who says you can only decorate a pumpkin like a jack-o-lantern?
Fantastic Jack-O-Lantern Ideas
Here are the ideas I’ve found to share with you:
1. The ‘Backside’ of a Pumpkin
I had to start off with this idea. There is no tutorial, unfortunately. Yet, it is just too funny and would certainly catch most people’s eyes.
So if you are looking for a funny Jack-o-lantern idea, then you’ll definitely want to check this one out.
2. An Apple Core
This is a really cute way to decorate a pumpkin for your front porch. It is also very inexpensive to do. According to the post, you’ll just need to purchase some paint which is only a few dollars.
Plus, it looks pretty easy to carve out as well. So if you want unique, then consider this idea.
3. The Hamburger Pumpkin
This pumpkin idea is really unique and quite adorable too. If you love hamburgers, then why not decorate your pumpkin like one.
So there is actually a great tutorial to help you too. All the more reason to recreate this idea.
4. The Wifi is Down
This pumpkin idea is another one that is sure to get a few chuckles from those who pass by.
So if you want to create a truly scary pumpkin, then broadcast that you have no wifi in glowing lights.
5. Baby on the Way
Are you pregnant and plan on finding out what gender you are having around Halloween? If so, then you’ll love this pumpkin.
So you’ll actually carve a pumpkin and light it up as part of your gender reveal. Pretty neat, huh?
6. Pumpkin Pi
This is a really clever idea for carving your pumpkin. If you love pumpkin pie, then you must carve a pumpkin with the pi symbol.
So this may not be for everyone, but I thought it was rather clever.
7. Starbucks Templates
This website contains templates for both Starbucks coffee and their symbol. So if you love Starbucks, then this could be a great idea for your pumpkin this year.
If nothing else, I’m sure many adults will get a chuckle out of it.
8. Sweet M&M’s Pumpkin
Would you like to have a unique pumpkin idea to sit on your front porch or even to use as a centerpiece? But you really don’t want to have to carve much?
Well, then you’ll love this idea. The large pumpkin looks like a bowl while the smaller pumpkins are made to look like M&M’s.
9. The Mickey Mouse Pumpkin
Halloween should be a fun time, but for small children sometimes it can be scary. So why not create a pumpkin they’ll love instead of one that scares them?
If you fit into this category, then consider this Mickey Mouse pumpkin idea. It is really cute!
10. A Heart Beat Pumpkin
This pumpkin is great for those that want to represent their spiritual beliefs in their pumpkin décor.
So if this represents your belief, then you might really like the template to recreate it for your front porch.
11. Light of the World Pumpkin
I live in an area where it is very common for people to use Halloween to share their beliefs with others. It is also really unique to see some of the ideas they come up with to get their message out.
Well, I thought this idea was very interesting because it is a back projecting pumpkin. You could use this idea for many designs during Halloween, but I thought this was definitely worth the share.
12. The Tin Man Pumpkin
Do you love ‘The Wizard of Oz?’ If so, then you’ll really appreciate this pumpkin. It looks pretty easy to recreate.
But it would definitely be a design that would catch a lot of attention.
13. Sound the Alarm
I love this pumpkin idea. It is really unique and quite cute. If you love clocks, then you may want to recreate this idea.
But I think I love it so much because I had a grandfather that built clocks and absolutely loved them. So I definitely appreciate this design.
14. The Octopus Jack-o-Lantern
This jack-o-lantern would be great for those who love octopus or who plan on having a nautical theme.
So if this describes you, then you may definitely want to use this design as inspiration.
15. The Haunted Carousel
This design for a pumpkin is really unique and will take a lot of artistic ability, and was the winner of a 2010 pumpkin carving contest.
So if you are feeling artistic, then take on this design idea for a great pumpkin this year.
16. Winnie the Pooh
Do you have a child in your home that loves Winnie the Pooh? I totally get it because I used to love Winnie the Pooh too.
Well, why not decorate a pumpkin like Winnie the Pooh to make Halloween less scary and tons more fun for them?
17. Nemo Pumpkin
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. How encouraging was that little Disney Movie, “Finding Nemo?”
Well, keep up with the positivity and create a pumpkin that looks just like little Nemo. It looks pretty easy to do too.
18. Tinker Bell Pumpkin
This pumpkin carving looks pretty simple to do, yet it is still really gorgeous to look at.
Plus, it actually has a tutorial to help you along with the process. So if you want a unique pumpkin design, then check this out.
19. Minnie Mouse Pumpkin
This is a great pumpkin design idea but will require some artistic skill as there isn’t a real tutorial.
But if you can get the facial expressions down right, then the rest looks pretty simple to figure out from there.
20. The Nautical Pumpkins
These pumpkins are actually hand designed and shipped to you, for those that aren’t into recreating things.
But if you are rather artistic and just need some inspiration, then these pumpkins are a great place to start for a nautical theme this Halloween.
21. The Cupcake Pumpkin
Are you a baker? Then why not decorate your pumpkins to match your hobby or business?
Well, thanks to this design you can. There is no tutorial, but it looks rather simple to figure out. So give it a try this Halloween.
22. Cheshire Cat Carving Template
This is a great idea for anyone that loves Alice in Wonderland. If you would like to decorate or carve a pumpkin like the Cheshire cat, then you’ll love this template.
Because it not only makes a cute pumpkin, but it makes making a cute pumpkin a little easier.
23. Despicable Me Pumpkins
This is a really fun idea if you have kids that love Minions. If so, then you’ll have to have one large pumpkin to look like Cru and then smaller pumpkins to paint like Minions.
So if you want a fun, yet simple idea, then you should check this one out. There is no template, but it doesn’t appear to be super difficult either.
24. A Pineapple Pumpkin
Are you dreaming of warmer days or island living? Well, don’t get the blues. Instead, carve your pumpkin with a pineapple in it to at least feel like you are on an island.
Then you can dream of those warm days coming back again every time you light the pumpkin and the pineapple glows.
25. Aerial Pumpkin Carvings
This is an idea that is great if you have an amazing artistic ability. The link below will take you to the artist that actually created this pumpkin.
This pumpkin was featured along with other Little Mermaid carvings as well. They will hopefully inspire you.