7 Genius Pumpkin Ideas For Fall

By Hillary Kawahara| October 6, 2015

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It’s officially October and that means one thing – Fall is here! That’s right, our favorite time of the year is upon us. Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re like us, you probably can’t wait to get decorating and cover your house (or dorm) in pumpkins.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a little tired of seeing the same old boring pumpkin carvings. So just for fun, I searched long and hard through Pinterest to find 7 genius pumpkin ideas you can easily recreate at home.

Get your DIY hats at the ready and prepare to have some fall fun.


 

genius pumpkin ideas: drilled pumpkins

1. Pumpkins Carved With A Drill

It’s time to get your drill out (or even a screw driver) and use it for something a little different. Why not use a drill to create holes in your pumpkin. You can keep it simple or you could get really crafty and create different shapes.

 

genius pumpkin ideas: falling leaves2. Falling Leaves

Well it is fall after all. Add a real touch of fall to your pumkins by stenciling on some falling leaves. Find out how you can get crafty here.

 

 

genius pumpkin ideas: cookie cutter pumpkin3. Use A Cookie Cutter

You can use quirky and unusual utensils from around your kitchen to create a pumpkin with a difference. For example, if you use cookie cutters to carve your pumpkin you could end up with lots of fun designs like stars, hearts or even animals.

 

4. Get Thumbtack Happy

genius pumpkin ideas: gold thumbtack pumpkinsLooking to add a touch of chic to your pumpkins? This is just the design for you. Go get yourself a few boxes of gold thumbtacks and cover your pumpkins to your hearts content.

 

 

genius pumpkin ideas: star cutout pumpkin5. Seeing Stars

You can create a pumpkin with a difference by carving different-sized stars all over your pumpkin. You could mix and match too by carving stars and moons to light up your fall.

 

6. Lantern Lights

lantern carved pumpkinsWhy not take a leaf out of New York City stylist Marissa Corwin’s book and put a cheeky spin on the jack-o’-lantern. She took the phrase to a whole new level and created glowing silhouettes of old-school lamps, that are a bit more on the sophisticated side than your usual pumpkin carving. Find out how to create your own pumpkin lantern here.

 

7. Pumpkin Vase

genius pumpkin ideas: pumpkin vaseThe final way to have fun with your pumpkin carving this fall is to use your pumpkin as a vase. This one is easy, all you have to do is carve into the top of your pumpkin, and voila… you have a fun pumpkin vase for your flowers.

 


 

Happy carving folks. If you do decide to get crafty with your pumpkins this fall, be sure to show us on Instagram (wishhousing) with the hashtag #internsdc.

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