Hello dear friends! Tonight is Trick-Or-Treat in our neighborhood! I always love going around and seeing all of the interesting carved pumpkins. I love traditional Jack-o-lanterns, but I also love all of the pretty and creative carved pumpkins that have become popular in recent years. To celebrate the occasion, I am sharing a quick post of elegant pumpkin carving ideas. If you ran out of time and didn’t get to carve a special pumpkin for Halloween, these elegant pumpkins could also be enjoyed in November and even for Thanksgiving. Take a look!
Using a dremmel or a drill, simple holes, lines, and shapes and designs can be carved into pumpkins to create elegant carved Halloween pumpkin luminaries in lieu of traditional spooky Jack-o-lantern faces or scary monsters.
I love this simple sunflower carved pumpkin design!
Welcome guests for Trick-or-Treat and on into the first week of November with carved house number pumpkins or a simple and beautiful carved monogram pumpkin.
via Southern Living
Who says all the pumpkin carving fun has to end on Halloween? These elegant carved pumpkins would be beautiful to welcome guests for Thanksgiving dinner too.
How beautiful is this magical path to sweets and treats is illuminated by pumpkins carved with simple leaf shapes and mason jar luminaries? Very beautiful!
These mini pumpkin lanterns are on my to-do list for next Halloween!
The dark orange flesh inside green pumpkins and gourds is so pretty when illuminated. I love this simple leaf and vine pattern.
Bippity-boppity-boo! Just three small rectangles carved into this gorgeous “Cinderella” pumpkin and some crafty embellishments magically transform this pumpkin into a coach fit for a princess!
via Martha Stewart
I have always wanted to try carving a beautiful lace pattern on a white ghost pumpkin since I saw this in a Martha Stewart Living magazine a few years ago.
For a grown up Halloween party, these goblet designs are truly elegant and hauntingly beautiful!
Add a touch of natural fall elegance to your Thanksgiving table by hollowing out mini-pumpkins and gourds and using them as votive holders.
Elegant Pumpkin Carving Ideas Tips and Tricks
If you love all of these ideas but don’t like the work, here are a few posts with pumpkin carving tips and tricks that you might want to check out.
via The Garden Glove
We usually don’t carve our pumpkins until the Sunday evening before our Trick-or-Treat which is always on Tuesday of the week of Halloween. Any sooner than that and they are rotten and mushy. Next year I am thinking of carving some of these beautiful fall themed pumpkins that would be nice to have on display for a few days after Trick-or-Treat too. These pumpkin carving tips by The Scrap Shoppe Blog will come in handy.
Well dear friends, after working on this post I am thinking I might try a few of these elegant pumpkin carving ideas for Thanksgiving. I love pumpkins and I certainly am not ready to toss them out on November 1st. Have you ever carved pumpkins after Halloween to use as fall decor? I love hearing from you dear readers!
Thanks for visiting today! Happy pumpkin carving!