Pumpkin-carving is to Halloween like tree-trimming is to Christmas, though much less expensive! This is especially true when you can find so many pumpkin-carving patterns for free online. Printing patterns from home is an inexpensive and convenient way to celebrate the season, especially when you stock up on cheap printer ink from Inkjet Willy.
To help you fully prepare for All Hallow’s Eve, we’ve compiled a list of the top 13 websites offering free pumpkin-carving printables. Just peruse, print and enjoy!
Triangle eyes and one-tooth grins are so 90s. Pumpkin Masters offers several easy but shriek-worthy pumpkin carving patterns that are sure to impress your neighborhood.
In addition to classic carving designs like bats, goblins and witches, SpookMaster will offer a new pattern every day between Oct. 27 and Oct. 31. Visit the website to access the designs.
Peruse 38 pumpkin patterns including skulls, spiders and goofy faces.
Better Homes and Gardens
Leave it to Better Homes and Gardens to one-up carving patterns with intricate woodland creature templates and, um, Justin Bieber's face. We agree with BHG on that one -- there's nothin' scarier than The Biebs!
Are you a football fan? Prefer faeries to freaks? Want to show your support for The Prez? Look no further than Celebrating Halloween for unique, detailed pumpkin carving patterns including NFL team logos and President Barack Obama himself.
Reader's Digest offers a slew of kid-friendly pumpkin patterns for download, including the classic Happy Jack visage and the more unique Starry Night.
The aptly named Pumpkin Pile offers hundreds of free carving patterns by category, including "traditional," "cartoons," and even "video games." Nothing says Halloween like Mario flashing the peace sign, right?
No craft roundup is complete without a contribution from the Queen herself. Martha Stewart offers classic cutouts of cats, witches and spiders, while also offering unique pumpkin faces exhibiting anger, fright and silliness.
Disney offers a host of free pumpkin-carving templates featuring their most beloved characters. Download stencils ranging from Tinkerbell’s delicate visage to Tomater’s toothy grin. If you’d prefer something more festive, opt for Vampire Mickey, Devil Donald or Stitch Witch.
Though StoneyKins has hundreds of carving patterns for purchase, we think their collection of 100 free templates are plenty to keep your creative juices flowing. From Elmo to Dexter to, well, Jesus, there's a pattern for everyone here.
Got a patriot in the family? Someone passionate about a cause? Pumpkin Lady offers something for everyone among a dozen stencils including Uncle Sam, the American flag and ribbon reminder. Don’t worry, there are several options for the traditionalist, too.
If your kiddos are wielding a carving knife for the first time, you might check out HGTV’s set of over 20 carving patterns designed for beginners. As you might expect, the crafty channel goes beyond the traditional jack-o-lantern smirk and includes a trendy owl, haunted house and menacing Frankenstein.
Whether you’re in the mood for Angry Birds or detailed dragons, Fantasy Pumpkins offers several unique patterns with difficulty ratings. Want something easy? Opt for Red Bird. Looking for more of a challenge? Try your hand at the creepy, skeletal Cheshire Cat.
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