Halloween Pumpkin Carving And Decorating Ideas

You don’t to be an expert carver—or even an amateur artist—to come up with an eye-catching pumpkin this year. Just browse our collection of easy, creative pumpkin carving ideas to turn your gourd into a Halloween highlight. We have loads of pumpkin-picking tips and tricks, including secrets to spotting a good one and keeping it from bruising, plus ways to lengthen your Jack-o-lantern’s shelf life. Want to throw a pumpkin decorating party? Find clever hosting tips and simple recipes for seasonal treats like mulled cider and sweet and salty pumpkin seeds. Get the scoop on goop-removing tools to prep your pumpkin, and pick up plenty of knife know-how: the best knives for carving a pumpkin versus stabbing through tough parts, carving 101 step-by-steps, and more. Turn to our troubleshooting primer for quick fixes for mess-ups and pieces that won’t pop out. Prefer to skip any slicing? Our artful, no-carve pumpkin design ideas will inspire you too.

13 Brilliant Pumpkin Carving Hacks

That make pumpkin carving magically easy.

4 Spellbinding Halloween Decorating Ideas for Your Front Door

Try these easy ways to dress up your door for the spookiest season of the year.

22 Great Pumpkin Recipes

Carve out a spot on your plate (no matter how full it is) for these yummy dishes.

5 Frightfully Chic Halloween Decorations

Add a gorgeous and ghoulish touch to your space for All Hallows’ Eve with these accessories that will instantly dress up your home for the occasion. 

10 Crazy Facts About Pumpkins

Long before pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pancakes and, well, pumpkin everything, came the humble orange pumpkin. Here, some fascinating trivia you might not know about fall’s signature vegetable (er, fruit).

How Long Do Carved Pumpkins Last? When to Carve and How to Preserve

Learn how long carved pumpkins last, so you can carve your Halloween pumpkin at the best time. Plus, get tips on how to make carved pumpkins last longer.

How to Carve a Pineapple Jack-o’-Lantern

Give gourds a night off and try your hand at this quirky and tropical alternative.

DIY Paper Mache Pumpkins That Will Last Forever

Your kids will love this Halloween craft. 

Ghost Designs for Your Jack-o’-Lanterns

Get spooky with one of these ghost pumpkin stencils this Halloween.