Decorate Your Home with Pumpkins for Halloween

There are many innovative ways that you can use pumpkins for Halloween decorations. Enchant your visitors with these spooky ideas!
Decorate Your Home with Pumpkins for Halloween

Last update: 24 October, 2021

For many people, Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. There’s nothing more creative than designing your own Halloween pumpkins and it’s an activity that the whole family can enjoy. Pumpkins are fruits that are easy to manipulate–making it possible to carve different faces and expressions on them.

Through this article, we want to motivate you to make the best Halloween pumpkins to decorate your home and even your entire neighborhood. You’ll enchant every passer-by and every visitor to your home. The question is, will they have the courage to enter your haunted house?

Choosing the ideal Halloween pumpkins for your decor

Types of pumpkin.

Before we get into those scary pumpkin decorating ideas for Halloween, there are some aspects to consider that’ll help you achieve better results.

Round faces

Taking into account that we’ll be carving pumpkins with different expressions, it’s necessary to choose pumpkins that facilitate the work. When it comes to creating their faces, it’s best to choose rounder-shaped fruits, instead of elongated ones.

Now, if you’re going to create more complex designs in which you need to make several cuts, the best-shaped pumpkins will be round, large, and smooth-skinned.

Different sizes for seamless decoration

To make great Halloween pumpkins you don’t always have to create faces in them. You can decorate long hallways and porches with a simple path of different-sized pumpkins. The idea is that you keep your visitors guessing about what they’ll find at the end of the path.

To make them more eye-catching, use fake cobwebs, spiders, artificial vine leaves, and some string lights.

Choose quality

Regardless of the specific use that you’re going to give your Halloween pumpkins, check their condition before you buy and always choose quality. Avoid any fruits with bruises, bumps, or blemishes. These signs often indicate that the fruit may spoil much faster than you’d expect.

Ideas for decorating Halloween pumpkins

Painted pumpkins.

Now you recognize the relevant issues surrounding the condition, shape, and design that you should prioritize when choosing your pumpkins, we’re going to delve into some decorating ideas.

Carved or painted faces?

Your pumpkin’s face can either be carved or painted. The idea is that you use the technique that’s easiest for you to complete. And the one that’ll achieve the most dramatic and terrifying expression!

These designs look great anywhere. You can place your pumpkins on your patio, porch, garden, hallway, or in your windows. Any place is ideal to terrify your guests!

A candy centerpiece

If you’ve chosen to use a pumpkin theme for your Halloween event, you should ideally create a pumpkin centerpiece to contain your candy. For this, you can use the pumpkin in two ways:

  1. Make a cut in the upper part of the pumpkin, extract the fruit contents and decorate. Use paint, rope, or artificial leaves. Then, fill the centerpiece with the candy you want to offer and put it in your dining room.
  2. Make a cut in the front of the pumpkin. Carve a scary face with a huge mouth from which the candy pours out.

Lantern pumpkins

Lantern pumpkins for Halloween.

To use pumpkins to illuminate your home, you’ll need to remove the filling, but don’t throw it away. Make a top cut through which you can remove the contents and then make the faces.

The idea is that the light is seen through the eyes, nose, and mouth of the pumpkins. You could use the seeds and pulp to make a “radioactive vomit”!

If you’ve already made their faces and you want your lantern pumpkins to be unique, add accessories such as model bats, plastic wolves, witches’ hats, or decorative ghosts. Give your imagination free rein. To illuminate the pumpkins use artificial candles or led lights.

Evil pumpkin cats

This last idea will delight all cat lovers. It involves using two small pumpkins to make the body and the head of the cat. Paint the fruits black so that the orange inside the carved eyes stands out. Use a cucumber (painted black) for its tail and use cardboard for its ears.

Following this decorative theme, you can also make a witch or a spider head. These pumpkins can be used to decorate your fireplace, entrance hall, or living room.

“Witch” of these spooky Halloween pumpkins will you choose?

Use these Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas as inspiration to create your own. Use the colors and accessories that you like the most to decorate your home and scare all your visitors!