Want to carve a truly spooky pumpkin this Halloween but bored of the traditional face? Want to create something that will both thrill and impress all visitors, ghosts and trickle treaters. alike ...? Then you have come to the right place as these fantastically scary pumpkin ideas are bound to inspire...


And if you don't want to get the carving knife out here are some easy no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas.

New to carving and don't know when to start? Here's a guide to when to carve a pumpkin for Halloween and how to make it last

The best pumpkin carving ideas

This gruesome pumpkin by @tutti_patootiecakes will scare all visitors witless and is bound to produce nightmares! And its been achieved with rice crispies and sugar paste - all completely edible. Bespoke cake/sugar artist Tutti Patootie Cakes is based in London.

How are your carving skills? We love this intricate spooky house - very reminiscent of the home of Sabrina in the cult 1990's TV Series Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Credit: Getty Images

Ensure a welcome for ghosts and all trickle treaters with this design. Credit: Getty Images

A grimace or a sinister smile? Either way the goggly eyes and big teeth are a disturbing addition to the traditional halloween face. Credit: Getty Images

How about a zombie pumpkin eating another pumpkin? This one was created by Your Home magazine editor Mel Sherwood

Planning to carve a pumpkin? Share your designs with us on instagram using the hashtag #YHSHalloweenPumpkin


For more Halloween ideas check out our sister title Gathered top Halloween door decorations


Debbie GrahamSenior digital editor

Debbie Graham is the senior digital editor for YourHomeStyle, and is passionate about vintage interiors. In her free time she loves nothing better than scouring second-hand and vintage shops for bargains and upcycling projects. Her home is a Victorian house that is a bit of a project and when she's not putting buckets under leaks you can find her painting and patching