Learn How To Create A Jack-O’-Lantern Of Your Pet

Fall is officially here, which means it is time to start carving pumpkins!

While many people still choose to carve the iconic jack-o’-lantern face, others find inspiration from their pets.

But are you unsure where to start?

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No worries, we have compiled some impressive pumpkin works of art to inspire you.

But first, let’s make sure you have everything you will need to carve a pumpkin.

Supplies & Prep

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It all starts with the perfect pumpkin. A large round pumpkin is best, but any size will work.

Next, prep your work area with paper bags or old newspaper because it is going to get messy.

You will need a few items:

  • Serrated knife or pumpkin carving kit
  • Spoon
  • Plastic needle
  • Tape
  • Marker
  • Stencil
  • Flour


Now on to the fun part – the design.

Most of us aren’t gifted freehand artists or sculptors, so thankfully there is an easy way to create a stencil.

It is easier than you think to create unique pumpkin carvings. All you will need is a bit of patience, time, and a steady hand. Watch the video below to see how!


You can let your imagination run wild or create a carving of your beloved pet.

Check out some adorable dog, cat, and horse jack-o’-lanterns below.


Something we all can aspire to…



Another professional…


Just remember to play it safe and use vinegar (one part vinegar to 10 parts water) not bleach to preserve your front porch masterpiece.

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