Wednesday, October 11, 2017

9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

DURAND, Mich., – Do you like pumpkin carving? Are you tired of making the same old designs every year? With these 9 unique jack-o-lantern carving ideas, your front porch will look spookier than ever before! Give these easy, medium, and challenging patterns a try this Halloween season for maximum fall fun!

1. Paw Print Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Give your furry friends the shout out they deserve with a super cute paw print pumpkin! If you're really dedicated to you dog, you can print out a portrait stencil of their breed to carve into your jack-o-lantern as well!

Difficulty: Easy

Instructions: Download the stencil, trace it on your pumpkin, and carefully carve it out!

2. Harry Potter Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Magic is in the air this Halloween, and you can bring it to life with your very own Harry Potter pumpkin! While you're at it, you can use these other Harry Potter pumpkin ideas to bring the wizarding world to life!

Difficulty: Easy

Instructions: Carefully follow the design above and leave a little room for the "bridge" of the glasses on the "nose" of the pumpkin.

3. Kitten Pumpkin 

9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Create the most purrrfect pumpkin this Halloween with this easy-to-make kitten design! Making a kitten pumpkin is easy and only takes a few minutes. It's a perfect design for kids to learn the basics of pumpkin carving!

Difficulty: Easy

Instructions: Cut out a square for the nose, circles for the eyes, wide triangles for the ears, and long triangles for the whiskers. Voila! You've created your very own kitten jack-o-lantern!

4. Pineapple Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

For a fun, tropical design this Halloween, a pineapple pumpkin will make you feel like you're in paradise! Trace and carve this design to bring a warm summer feel to this cold and chilly October.

Difficulty: Medium

Instructions: Using a pineapple stencil, trace the design with a washable marker, then carefully cut out the pattern to create this tropical delight!

5. Boogeyman Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Inspired by the Nightmare Before Christmas, this spooky design is sure to send chills down Trick-or-Treaters' spines as they approach your house. While you're at it, make a Jack Skellington pumpkin to match your Boogeyman! 

Difficulty: Medium

Instructions: Use this Boogeyman stencil to trace your design, then carefully cut along the edges to form the silhouette. After you've successfully cut out the background, carve the eyes and mouth to finish up this creatively creepy pumpkin design.

7. Sunflower Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Want to add a flowery touch to the decorations this year? Create a sunflower pumpkin with this careful and creative design! Brighten the moods of Trick-or-Treaters by greeting them with a warm and welcoming sunflower this Halloween.

Difficulty: Medium

Instructions: Carefully draw a sunflower design on your pumpkin with a marker and make small holes in the center circle. Afterwards, carefully cut the petals out to bring your sunflower to life!

6. Chevy Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

This one's our favorite! A few years ago, Chevrolet released a set of pumpkin-carving stencils that are full of cool and creative designs including the Chevy bowtie, Corvette logo, and Find New Roads slogan, and more.

Difficulty: Hard

Instructions: Follow the instructions on the Chevy Facebook post, print out the stencils, and create your very own Chevy-themed pumpkin this year!

8. Mountain Range Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Your front porch deserves nothing better than this simply stunning mountain design. It may take a lot of work, but the end result is worth the effort!

Difficulty: Hard

Instructions: First, create your "mountain" design, carving out a pattern near the bottom of the pumpkin. Next, make your "moon" and carve dozens of small circles throughout your pumpkin for the "stars".

9. Tinkerbell Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

You don't have to go to Neverland to create this magnificently detailed pumpkin (but it might take the same amount of work that it would to go to Neverland)!

Difficulty: Hard

Instructions: Print off the Tinkerbell stencil and slowly trace the design onto the pumpkin. Carve Tinkerbell into your pumpkin making sure to smooth out the edges to make the design look more like Tinkerbell. Afterwards, use a power drill to create dozens of small holes following Tinkerbell for the "pixie dust" effect. To show off this magical jack-o-lantern, it may be smart to run Christmas lights into the pumpkin instead of just using the traditional candle to light it up.

Whether you prefer easy, simple designs or you like to go all out on Halloween, these 9 unique jack-o-lantern carving ideas are sure to make your pumpkins are the best decorated ones in the whole neighborhood this October! If you're on the hunt for Halloween recipes, costume ideas, or more pumpkin designs, follow our Pinterest page for extra inspiration. Before you visit your nearest pumpkin patch to pick out your pumpkin, consult our Fall Car Care guide to keep your vehicle in good shape as the temperatures begin to change. If you find that any of your vehicle's components require maintenance, schedule service with us and we'll get your vehicle ready to take on the changing seasons in no time!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesee Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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