Get Autumn-Ready With These Fun Pumpkin Carving Ideas

You know fall is right around the corner when the pumpkin patches start setting up. One of the most enjoyable parts of the season is bringing pumpkins home to carve. But after so many years of doing the classic jack-o-lantern carving, you may be looking for something a little more innovative to try. Pumpkin carvings can be spooky, as is tradition, or they can be silly, funny, or downright adorable. Kick off the holidays with these distinctive carving ideas. We’ll show you how to make anything from a Harry Potter pumpkin to a mouse house to jack-o-lantern plant holders.

Owl Pumpkin

A round pumpkin is carving to look like an owl.
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This adorable pumpkin idea is both creative and simple. The artist used clusters of sunflower seeds to create owl feet and ears. They carved two round circles into the pumpkin as the owl’s eyes and then used copper ornaments as pupils

The parts of the pumpkin that were removed to make the eyes were then glued to either side to create little owl wings. They then carved a shallow upside-down triangle as the nose, and a wavelike design on the chest to emulate feathers.