Mr. Handyman has all the tools, tips and techniques to make your pumpkins stand out. View our Pumpkin Carving Ideas for 2012 Video and download our free pumpkin carving stencils below for a very spooktacular Halloween.

Pumpkin Decorating with Hardware for Small Children
Many pumpkin carving tools like knives and saws are simply not safe for younger kids. Well there is more than one way to decorate a pumpkin! Have a parent place a few strategically placed holes in the pumpkin, and then small children can decorate it with a few pieces of hardware, or other household items. Read more about pumpkin decorating with toddlers...

PVC Pumpkin Spider PVC Pumpkin Spider
Want to spook all of your guests before they even get to your front door? Make a scary spider with some PVC pipe, a few joints, and a pumpkin. This spider is a great centerpiece to greet your guests as they come down your walkway. Read More about the Pumpkin Spider...

Pumpkin Lighting 101
You want your pumpkins to stand out from everyone else's, right? A great way to do that is with better lighting, and of course, more power! We repurposed Christmas lights and inexpensive flood light fixtures to give our pumpkins more pop!

DIY Mini Pumpkin Hanging Bat Craft Mini-Hanging Pumpkin Bats
These little pumpkin bats drop in on your guests at eye level, making it highly likely that your house will stand out among the masses. This project is fairly easy, all you will need are some mini-pumpkins, cardboard, black spray paint and a couple of roofing nails. Read more...

Pumpkin Carving With Power Tools Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools
At Mr. Handyman, we have an affinity for power tools, so we could not resist figuring out fun ways to repurpose them as artistic pumpkin carving tools. These techniques should be performed by adults, and the results can be stunning. Even better, when you use power on your pumpkin, you will probably finish in half the time! Read more about Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools...

Video: Pumpkin Carving Ideas for 2012


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Free, Printable PDF Pumpkin Carving Stencils