7 Easy Pumpkin Carving Ideas Anyone Can Do


If you’ve ever wanted to carve more than a traditional jack-o-lantern but thought you didn’t have the ability or the ideas to do something exciting, you’re in luck. These easy pumpkin carving ideas are easy enough for almost anyone to pull off.


Use a tool to poke holes in the pumpkin. Put suckers or similar candy into the holes to create a fun design that will look delicious and make trick-or-treating easy for your Halloween visitors.

Floral Designs

If you don’t want the mess of carving, there are lots of ideas you can try. This one will impress your friends with its creativity and uniqueness. All you have to do is paint your pumpkin whatever color you want. Poke small holes in the shape you want into the pumpkin and then put silk flowers in the holes. One idea is to paint the pumpkin black and then arrange the flowers in the shape of a star, moon, or ghost.

Chalk Paint

Why carve when you can draw? Cover your pumpkin with chalkboard paint, then use chalk to draw or write whatever you want on the pumpkin. If you want, you can carve a hole to put in a candle or candy for your trick-or-treaters.


A pumpkin doesn’t need an extravagant design to be chic. You can do polka dots all over the pumpkin to create a unique, easy design that will wow anyone who comes to your house when the pumpkin is lit from the inside.

Cookie Cutter Pumpkin

If you have some cute cookie cutters (or can find some) and a rubber mallet, you can carve beautiful shapes into your pumpkin. Hammer the shapes into the pumpkin until the shape goes through to create a hole. This is another fun one to add paint to if you want to complete the effect.

Address Pumpkin

If you can carve numbers, this one won’t be hard to do. Carve your home address into the pumpkin and light it up with an LED candle to help people know where they are when it’s dark outside.


You don’t need to make the traditional face. Any kind of eyes, noses, and mouths are acceptable and can look great on a pumpkin whether you choose a friendly look or something spooky for the season.