Instead of carving a creepy or silly face, try a colorful pattern to your Halloween’s pumpkin carving design to cheer your porch. Gather small to medium orange pumpkins, opting for round shapes. After removing the pumpkin guts, begin the DIY pumpkin carving design with a carving knife, a wooden spoon, a pencil, and a cordless drill with various-sized drill bits. The easiest pumpkin carving pattern is the polka-dots. From here, you can start your official Pinterest Halloween decorating ideas search in Home Inspiration Ideas. The possible colorful patterns are endless, and kids will love the chance to be creative with these Halloween decorating ideas for home!
Easy painted pumpkin ideas
Press a pretty pattern like toile or any printed image onto a squash for a detailed yet easy look.
Creative Halloween 2016 ideas for pumpkins
Show off colorful berries by simply drilling a few small holes into pumpkins and inserting the branches.
“Floral arrangements” halloween decorations with pumpkin
Fresh blooms transform a hollowed-out gourd into a wow-worthy centerpiece. Just hide a vase filled with water inside for a long-lasting display. Add extra glam with shiny gold tacks.
Cute pumpkin painting ideas
The only thing better than donuts are adorable mini pumpkins that look like donuts.
Color blocked pumpkin painting ideas
Play with neon hues and metallics for a two-tone pumpkin that makes a bright statement; brush or dip one half and let dry; then tape off and color the other half.
Give your gourd its very own flower crown. Shape sturdy floral wire into a wreath. Trim flowers, leaving two to three inches of stem. Attach stems and leafy greens with a stylish wall hook once the season is over.
Lettering DIY pumpkin carving ideas
Lettered in a spectral script, ghostly white pumpkins can cast a sinister spell. Use a black marker to channel greetings from beyond the grave.
Colorful balloons pumpkin ideas
For a pop of color, snip the ends off opaque balloons (11 inches for mini pumpkins, larger for the big guys) and stretch around the bases.
Pumpkins design ideas with laces
Choose ribbon or lace, then attach to pumpkins, candle holders or even wine glasses with a few swipes of Mod Podge.
Add a fancy feathered mask or take it one step further and cut holes for eyes, letting candlelight shine through for an eerie effect.
Bats decorating ideas for pumpkins carving design
Here’s a batty idea: Cut a four-inch piece of black satin ribbon. Tie a loose knot in the middle, then cut the ends to resemble wings. Attach with sewing pins.
Pink pumpkin decorating ideas
For a squash dotted with blooms, snip stems about one to two inches from buds. Drill small holes in the rind, then stick stems in holes.
A top hat and paper mustache make for one fancy jack-o’-lantern — no scooping, carving or painting required. Prop the squash on a cake stand for an extra-dignified perch.
Halloween hallway decorating ideas
Perk up the foyer with a bevy of fluttering bats. Simply stick backyard branches into a plain pumpkin and hang a few spooky ornaments.