This is a guest post from Lindi Haws of Love-The-Day.com

Have you seen his meme? I think it is absolutely hilarious! I think it resonates so much with me because it is so shockingly true. Every year I have really big plans to make my font porch worthy of a Martha Stewart or Pottery Barn Magazine spread. Yet, when it comes time to carving the pumpkins….whah, whah. I have absolutely NO IDEA where to go or what to do. I usually end up carving your typical triangle eyes, jagged mouth and give up after one pumpkin.


This year, I’ve planned ahead! I decided to take the Halloween Pumpkin Carving class on CreativeBug by Courtney Cerruti. Whoa!! I loved it! She gave me so many ideas and so many tips and tricks on how to carve my pumpkins. I had no idea that carving a really impressive pumpkin could be so easy. Ever since taking the class I’ve gone a bit crazy practicing. And it’s been so fun turning some of my graphic designs into pumpkin designs. In fact, it seems like after you take the class, the only difficult aspect of carving an amazing pumpkin, is finding a good design. And that is something I can help with! I’ thought I would offer three easy pumpkin carving template as free printables to help with your ambitious front porch goals!

You can download the templates HERE.







For more Halloween ideas and loads of free printables, visit me at Love The Day.

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  1. These are so fun! Thanks for the templates too, because I’m like you I always want to carve something super cool but end up having no clue where to start!

  2. I’m so glad you shared this! I’m about to take on pumpkin carving alone with my kids for the first time ever! I’m a bit nervous, but these templates will make it easier!

  3. Your pumpkins look beautiful. If you can believe it I carved my first pumpkin ever last year – and I’m in my 40s. My kids and I loved it…we’re downloading templates again and carving them.

  4. We always tend to do the same faces These are some great carving templates to try this year.

  5. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Those are super cute! Some of them are so intricate & very pretty.

  6. Wow! I love all these – so festive and fun!

  7. Roflmao!
    Love the photos…that’s totally me. I still have planters with dying plants out on the front step. Oops!
    Snagging the printables…it’s almost carving time.

  8. I realized this year that son has never carved a pumpkin in his entire life. I must fix that this year.

  9. Our pumpkins always turn out so ugly and I had no idea there were templates to help make them pretty! This is a total game changer for me.

  10. These are awesome. I am printing them off today – my kids are so ready for me to get the carving stuff ready!

  11. I’m totally going to do this with your free printables. Thanks for that. I love how yours turned out.

  12. Templates are really helping me this season. If I did not have them my pumpkin would look it was murdered.

  13. I love using printables to carve. We mix it up every year!

  14. Those are super cool! I honestly couldn’t do it without templates. I depend on them. These are some incredible ones.

  15. I alway think of an amazing design…then I lose patience and make a ginormous mouth and triangle eyes and then it looks lame! 🙂

  16. My poor pumpkins have such potential and then I come along and they look scary – as in please give us a template LOL – these are cute

  17. These are just too cute. Thanks for the templates, that will make things SO much easier!

  18. I always wondered how people got those Pumpkins so perfectly carved and now I do. I will definitely be making use of these templates

  19. Those are cool templates. I like how they don’t go so far down into the pumpkin. This would be easier for the kiddos.

  20. There are so many creative templates out there! You can literally carve pumpkins with almost any design. I really like the look of the birds and the branch!

  21. I admit that I dread carving pumpkins, but these templates are so cute that I may have to give them a try with the kiddos this year!

  22. We use templates every year and it makes a big difference. Thanks for some options

  23. Fabulous templates! I know that we’ve shied away from pumpkin carving as they almost always turn into a hot mess instead of something nice.

  24. Hahaha! What you plan to do and what I plan to do looks a whole lot like what you actually do and what I actually do. Those templates are awesome, though. 🙂

  25. ROFLMOA… that meme is totally me.
    I still have planters with dead plants on my front stoop.
    I did put out a cute little vase with plastic leaves in it and a scarecrow so I’m trying….

  26. Your pumpkins are really nice. Next year I need to use a stencil to carve my pumpkins.

  27. Wow! These are so elegant. I love the designs, I just have zero confidence that I’d be able to create these without losing my fingers-lol

  28. These carvings are beautiful, so intricate and detailed.

  29. I have been checking out many of your stories and i can state pretty

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