These Hilarious Pumpkin Carving Fails Will Make You Feel Better About Your Own

Not everything can be Pinterest-perfect (and why should it be?)

When fall rolls around, everyone wants to take part in the season's best activities—that means apple picking, drinking pumpkin spice lattes, and, of course, pumpkin carving. But we've all be there for what comes next: you start cutting with images of intricately-designed jack-o-lanterns dancing in your mind, and then end up with an over-carved orange blob. Take heart in knowing that you're not alone; we’ve rounded up some pumpkin carving fails from Instagram to show that not everything turns out perfectly styled and staged—and that’s okay. Ready to try your luck? Check out our step-by-step how to on how to carve a pumpkin, and download our easy pumpkin carving stencils to get started.

Cat Down

Poor Pumpkin... || #pumpkinfail #kittycat #halloween #oops

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Deflated Pumpkin

Pumpkin Spice Latte Gone Wrong

The Force was not strong with this pumpkin. #pumpkinfail

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Triaged Pumpkin