30+ Fun Printable Pumpkin Stencils for Your Best Lantern Ever

Everybody has their Halloween traditions, which make it so much fun. But pumpkin carving remains a favorite. It’s hard not to love going to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin and then returning home to create a masterpiece. Even if you are a beginner carver, a pattern can be helpful. Use our printable pumpkin stencils to create beautiful pumpkins this year. They are free and open to all skill levels. You can create a hauntingly beautiful piece of Halloween art.

You can transform your pumpkin into a scary witch, a cute cupcake, or create a family with skeletons or owls by carving multiple pumpkins. These pumpkin stencils will make your Halloween decorations stand apart, no matter what design you choose. Want more ideas for pumpkin decorating? You can find our top-rated no-carve and carved pumpkin ideas.

Hobgoblin Pumpkin

A classic scary pumpkin face is a great choice! This grinning prankster can be one of the easiest Jacks to master. Just transfer the pattern, cut out the eyes and complete the look with a jagged smile.

Black Magic Pumpkin

This witch cutout is so creepy that it can be lit with LED lights or candles. A curvy frame, curvy hair, and a slender nose and chin make this a very unusual cut.

Whoo is the wisest? Pumpkin

There’s a lot of kids looking for treats. There will be a few kids coming to your door looking for treats, but hopefully not too many. Make a large oval pumpkin and follow the instructions to carve feathers, eyes, and beak. To make it easier, shape the O’s. Next, remove the background from the owl.

Dirty Duo Cat Pumpkin

What could be scarier than a black cat? Double the trouble! To create a creepy one-eyed mummy, follow the stencil instructions.

Boo to the Ghost Pumpkin

Free Scary Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencils Patterns
Free Scary Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencils Patterns

This friendly ghost will be most at home in a tall, narrow pumpkin. Begin by carving the letters B-O’-O into the pumpkin. Take out the large area to your right, and be careful with the fingers and tail.

Teens Scream Dracula Pumpkin

Start by carving the cape and hair of this vampire on a tall pumpkin. Next, add the delicate eyes, lips, and ears.

This simple reminder of Halloween’s true meaning is effective and easy to remember.

Fly a Kite Bat Pumpkin

With a U-shaped woodcarving instrument and some patience, this bat can fly. Apply the pattern and use a utility knife for tracing the letters. You want to remove the skin and flesh layer, but not cut through. The woodcarving tool will be used to gouge the word. You’re now ready to take off.

Owl Family

These cute little pumpkins will be a hit with your neighbors. You will be able to make the whole owl family if you have a variety of sizes.

Spooky Tree Pumpkins

For a haunting display, carve the spooky tree design across two gourds (a large one and a smaller one) and stack them one on top of the other.

Simple Bat Pumpkin

This easy pumpkin pattern is great for beginners. This trio of pumpkins has a Halloween flare thanks to statement accessories

Jack Stack Pumpkins

A tower of pumpkins in varying sizes, from large and small to small, creates a dramatic display that brings out the best in people. The tops of each pumpkin can be carved with holes to allow light to rise from the base. It is easy to remove the nose, eyes, or mouths from the lanterns.

Happy Halloween

To dazzle trick-or treaters throughout the night, you can use our happy Jack-o’lantern stencil (cut it out and trace it onto a pumpkin). This simple stencil is safe for little hands to carve.

Carved Pumpkin Diorama

This tutorial is not intended for beginners. However, the carved diorama can be used as a centerpiece on a porch or table. The stencils are used to create the opening and the moon at the back. Finally, decorate the diorama with a wolf figurine or other yard-related materials.

Sunflower Pumpkin Carving

These templates will show you how to transform your pumpkins in fall decor that is suitable for September, October, and November.

Wood-Burning Stove Pumpkin

This is just so cozy! If you are looking for something more difficult to do this year, the DIY stove pumpkin is just right for you.