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Unique Halloween Pumpkin Ideas: Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy

hello kitty and throwing up pumpkin

Fall is here and we are only a few weeks away from Halloween. It never fails, the children are always obsessed with Halloween and pumpkins, aren’t they? Last year was the first time we sat down and carved pumpkins for our house. As you can see, Whistler got a real kick out of mom and dad’s masterpieces. If you’re looking for inspiration for your pumpkins this year, check out these unique halloween pumpkin ideas I found!

Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

caterpillar painted halloween pumpkins

How adorable at these painted Bat and Caterpillar Halloween Pumpkins? Instructions can be found at Better Homes and Gardens. If those seem like a little too much work for you, you could also go for this simple design of “BOO” made from buttons. Super cute, right?

Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

I love this decorative design! You can find the vine and leaf templates and instructions to create this pumpkin at Martha Stewart.

Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

These batty mini-pumpkins are fun and scary! You can find directions to make these spooky Bat-O-Lanterns at Disney’s Family Fun.

Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Creating Really Awesome Free Things came up with the Hamburger Pumpkin idea that is probably one of the most unique designs I have ever seen! Is that real meat in there?!?!

Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

seashell fish and compass pumpkin template

Photo: Laurie Black

Photo: David Hillegas

Photo: David Hillegas

And of course the beach lover in me really adores these coastal inspired pumpkins from Coastal Living. From Seashells, Fish, Lobster, Waves and more, you can get full step-by-step instructions on how to create these masterpieces yourself here!

Here are a few more really fun ideas, see any that you like?

Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Credit: Better Homes and Gardens

Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Credit: Better Homes and Gardens

Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Credit: Better Homes and Gardens

Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Credit: The Mary Sue

Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Credit: Exteme Pumpkins

Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Credit: The V Spot

And and all time favorite every year, a Frankenstein pumpkin!

Fun, Funky, Spooky and Preppy Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Credit: Playsational

What kind of pumpkin are you going to have this year? Will you carve yours, paint it or use tape to decorate it?

Jeana S

Jeana S

Research lab rat turned travel mom, Jeana S writes about gadgets, tech, entertainment, weddings and of course, travel. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and playing robots with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in Ben's underwear drawer.

3 Comments

  1. September 23, 2013 at 10:06 am — Reply

    I love Halloween and this post is AWESOME!!!!! I love all of the pumpkins decorated sooo neatly! I will have to try my hand at one or four of those!

  2. September 23, 2013 at 11:33 am — Reply

    Wow…. now those are some super creative pumpkins! Most of which I know that I could not do at all…. except for maybe the painted black ones… those look simple enough!

  3. September 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm — Reply

    So adorable! I love carving pumpkins. Halloween is so much fun!! :)

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