Choosing Pumpkin Carving Stencils
No matter if it’s Halloween decor or party decor, nothing says Fall like carving pumpkins! However, prior to beginning your masterpiece there’s one crucial step you must take: choosing the appropriate pumpkin carving stencil. There is a wide range available that are sure to meet any skill level – from easy jack-o’-lantern faces and flowers to artsy patterns and pop culture references – plus prices range widely to fit into any budget!
If you want to add some serious Wizard of Oz flair to your pumpkin carving, use this witch stencil. Not too difficult for new carvers but still impressive enough to elicit gasps of delight from passerby on Halloween, this stencil will do the trick!
This ghost pumpkin carving stencil offers more subdued details for intermediate carvers. Though your fingers may require additional care when cutting, for a classic ghost silhouette this ghost stencil may just be what’s needed!
Beginners can easily master this spiderweb pumpkin carving stencil. Simply be sure to cut away a section in the middle for placing a candle!
Only something more horrifying could top a pumpkin with scary features, like its teethy claws grabbing at unsuspecting trick-or-treaters! When illuminated at nighttime, this masterful design truly comes to life.
If you want to spread some positive vibes this Halloween, try creating a festive pumpkin stencil that says “happy Halloween” or “warm wishes”. Studio DIY provides instructions and templates for doing just this on both faux and real pumpkins.
Carve your pumpkin with an inspirational message of peace, love, or hope to add an extra special touch. Martha Stewart shared one that would look especially lovely on a white pumpkin!
Before beginning carving, select your pumpkin. It should be of uniform size and shape without large bumps or blemishes; its surface should also be smooth without any mushy spots.
Attach the pumpkin carving template by taping or pinning, and use a sharp knife to poke small holes around its shapes with a pointed tip. Do not attempt to cut through the paper but simply create guides for future cutting.
Once your pumpkin is complete, remove its template and wipe away any sharpie or carbon transfer markings left by Sharpie or carbon transfer pens or carbon transfer sheets. Leave some areas uncut so as to provide light throughout the night.
Once your pumpkin is complete, sit down with it while lighting a candle or arrange other Halloween decorations around it. Or use the design as the centerpiece for a Halloween-themed dinner party and as an adorable backdrop for family photos on Halloween.