Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Pumpkin Carving Ideas

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Halloween is a wonderful time to unleash your creativity. From spectacularly ghoulish home décor to frighteningly fun costumes, there is a lot that you and your family can do to celebrate this holiday. Since Halloween is never complete without a traditional carved pumpkin displayed on your front porch or lawn, here are a few elegant pumpkin carving ideas you may want to try.

Golden Goblins 

Update the traditional Jack-o’-lantern by incorporating gold lamé paper into the design. Dabbing the lamé paper all over the body of the carved pumpkin peppers the surface with gold flecks, imparting sophistication into the simplest designs. When coupled with a lighted candle placed inside, the flecks add an attractive shimmer for a luminous yet spooky effect.

Stenciled Images 

Depart from the usual ghoulish faces and carve beautiful images on your pumpkin instead. With the help of stencils, you can carve breathtaking silhouettes that cast artistic shadows upon your home’s exterior. These interesting masterpieces add a striking visual element that will enchant your guests.


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Family of Pumpkins

Revel in the familial spirit of the occasion by creating a family of pumpkins that reflects each of your beloved family members’ uniqueness. Carve caricatures on these pumpkins that capture the likeness and quirks of your family, bringing a bit of heartwarming charm to your home’s Halloween design.

Pumpkin Projectors

Make use of your home’s architecture and project images onto the walls with the help of a two-faced pumpkin. Carve one side of the pumpkin with a spooky design, and etch a fun Halloween greeting into the other. When a candle or a colored light bulb is placed in the hull of the pumpkin with the carved side facing the wall, the light will simultaneously illuminate two images – one on the wall, and the other on the surface of the pumpkin. This adds surprising dimension to your Halloween décor.

Create visually stunning pumpkins for your porch or lawn with these fun and tasteful designs that will enthrall your visitors and passersby. This year, celebrate Halloween in exquisitely frightening style.

About 

Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career

Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.