26. The Expressive Pumpkin
This pumpkin idea is much simpler than some others mentioned previously. You will use cookie cutters to make the unique shapes in the pumpkin.
Granted, there isn’t an actual tutorial on how to do all of this, but they do offer some tips to make creating this pumpkin a little easier.
27. The Harry Potter Pumpkin
This is another Jack-o-lantern idea that won’t be for everyone, but if you are super artistic and love Harry Potter, then you may want to check it out.
However, look at how lifelike this design looks. It is really cool!
28. Proposal Pumpkin
Are you looking to propose around Halloween? If so, then you may want to pay close attention to this design idea.
Basically, they carve the proposal in the pumpkin. Then you could just hand her the pumpkin and not have to say a word.
29. Skeleton Pumpkin
This is a cool way to stick with a traditional theme. Instead of just carving out the ribs of a skeleton, you actually carve out the whole skeleton on your pumpkin.
Again, it may take some artistic know-how, but it would draw some attention sitting on your front porch.
30. Deer Silhouette Pumpkin
This is another pumpkin design idea that is meant for inspiration, but I have a son that loves to hunt so I think I’ll have to figure out how to create this.
So if you have hunters in your household, then you’ll definitely want to consider this pumpkin design for your home this Halloween.
31. Pumpkin Flower Lantern
This design for a flower on a pumpkin is really great. It is absolutely gorgeous.
But again, this will have to be for inspiration only. People love to share the works of art they have done, but I’m noticing not many are willing to share how they created such masterpieces. I don’t blame them as gorgeous as some of these ideas are.
32. Moon and Stars Pumpkins
This is another really gorgeous décor idea for your pumpkins. There is no tutorial for it, unfortunately.
However, if you could get the moon part figured out, then you could do the stars pretty easily with cookie cutters.
33. Fall Leaves Pumpkin
This pumpkin is another one shared simply as inspiration. Isn’t it gorgeous though? They do sell pumpkin carving kits that might be able to help you create such a masterpiece.
But if you love fall leaves, then you’ll love this idea and could hopefully recreate it for yourself.
34. Day of the Dead Pumpkin
This pumpkin is one that a lot of people will love. It is really gorgeous because it is carved like a Day of the Dead bride.
So if you are planning on going as that for Halloween, then why not create a pumpkin to match?
35. Fireflies Pumpkin
I am definitely going to try and recreate this pumpkin idea design myself this year because I think it is absolutely stunning.
Plus, I think it goes well with a country theme because of the mason jar they show on the pumpkin as well.
36. A Beginner’s Attempt at Pumpkin Carving
I think this is a great design and one that most people could do because this masterpiece was created by someone new at pumpkin carving.
So if you’d like to have a cat silhouette pumpkin, then consider recreating this design.
37. Lace Patterned Pumpkins
Would you like your pumpkins to be a little less traditional and a little more decorative?
Well, if so, then Martha Stewart has a great tutorial to help you recreate lace patterned pumpkins. They would work well as center pieces or for decorating your front porch.
38. An Angler Fish Jack-o-Lantern
The first time I saw one of these fish was when I was watching ‘Finding Nemo.’ I think it is so cool that someone found how to recreate this type of fish with a pumpkin.
So if you want something that is an actual animal yet still plenty scary, then you should consider following this inspiring jack-o-lantern.
39. Jack-o-Lantern with Braces
This is probably one of the cutest jack-o-lantern inspirations that I’ve seen. It is a jack-o-lantern that looks as though it has braces on its teeth.
So if you have a child that recently got braces, or maybe you work in a dental office, then this would be a cute jack-o-lantern to recreate.
40. Mummy Pumpkins
This is a really cool way to carve a pumpkin to look like a mummy. They chose a less traditional pumpkin.
Then created different markings in the flesh of the pumpkin to look like a wrapped mummy. It is a really neat idea.
41. The Owl
I have a few friends that really love owls. I instantly thought of them when I saw these pumpkins because I knew they’d love them.
So if you like owls, then you’ll definitely want to check out this inspiration for your jack-o-lantern this year.
42. The Friendly Pooch
I’m a dog person (and a cat person too.) If you love dogs, too, then you may really like this friendly pooch idea to carve on your pumpkin this year.
So if you are looking for a creative and friendly pumpkin carving idea, then this may be it.
43. Pumpkin Wine Cooler
This is such a neat idea, and it is one of the few that actually has a tutorial to accompany it and help you along in the process.
So you not only carve this pumpkin but you convert it to an actual wine cooler with a tap for serving.
44. Luigi’s Mansion
My kids love Mario and all of the characters that come along with him. I thought other families might like Mario as well.
So this pumpkin is based around Luigi, and though there isn’t a written tutorial, there is a picture tutorial to help you along in the process.
45. The Worried Pumpkin
This is another inspirational jack-o-lantern idea, but I think it looks pretty easy to recreate.
Basically, you can use cookie cutters to help with the eyes and mouth. Then you place fake spiders on the pumpkin and wrap cob webs around it.
46. Preserving a Jack-o-Lantern
Along the same lines of looking for carving inspirations for your jack-o-lantern, I thought you might need to know how to preserve one as well.
So thanks to this link, you can learn an easy way to get a longer life out of your masterpiece.
47. Black Cat O’lanters
If you are looking for a unique project to make with pumpkins this year, then you should consider this idea.
Basically, they turn a few different pumpkins into life-sized black cats. There is even a tutorial to show you how it is done.
48. Galaxy Jack-O-Lantern
This is a really unique idea and educational as well. If you are a family that would like to teach your children a little more about the stars.
Or if you are a homeschool family looking for a fun Halloween project, then you could create these pumpkins that are also a map of the stars.
49. Jack-O-Lantern Grilled Cheese
This post is all about jack-o-lantern ideas. I couldn’t just stop at designing jack-o-lanterns. What about food that looks like them too?
See, a lot of people love all things jack-o-lantern at Halloween. So why not create some fun food like this delicious looking grilled cheese?
50. Jack-o-Lantern Candy Apples
This is another fun, food based jack-o-lantern design idea. If you want your food to match the holiday, then go for it with these candy apples.
But be prepared, your kids will probably love them so you’ll want to keep plenty on hand.
51. Jack-O-Lantern Waffles
Who says that all jack-o-lantern designs have to take place on a pumpkin?
Actually, you can make a jack-o-lantern design on anything, including these delicious waffles that your family will hopefully love.
52. Jack-o-Lantern Mickey Mouse Cake
I’ve filled this post with plenty of Mickey references. I figured why not end the post with a Mickey reference too.
So if you have a child that has a Halloween party or even a Halloween birthday, then consider designing this Mickey Mouse Jack-o-lantern cake for them.
53. Jack-o-Lantern Orange Fruit Cups
This is a fun jack-o-lantern idea that your kids will surely love. You just cut an orange shell to look like a jack-o-lantern.
Then you stuff it full of fruit. Not only is this idea fun, but it is healthy too!
54. Jack-o-Lantern Hand Pies
This is something so fun to share with little ones in your family, school, or volunteer group.
So you make delicious pie filling and then stuff these awesome little hand pies that have been molded to look like jack-o-lanterns. No worries, there is a detailed tutorial to share how to do this.
Well, you now have over 50 ideas to inspire all things Jack-o-lantern in your life around Halloween. You can design a pumpkin, a breakfast, or a dessert to look like a jack-o-lantern now.