Need pumpkinspiration? Here are the best pumpkin ideas on TikTok right now

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Every year people push the boat out further and further with their pumpkin ideas that it’s always such a struggle to come up with anything good. I mean, how can I possibly have the creativity and skill required to make anything worthy of putting out on my front porch?! And what design do I even go with – should I recreate a popular meme pumpkin to get people laughing? Or perhaps I should go for one of the classic Halloween pumpkin ideas like Jack Skellington? There are TOO MANY options.

Well, TikTok has come in extremely handy this October with a shedload of tutorials, ranging from the super simplistic to pro level, and we’ve compiled the best ones here for your use. So, grab your tools and let’s get to carving the best pumpkin you’ve ever made.

Among Us pumpkin

Difficulty: Easy

@cosmeticswithcourtsAmong us pumpkin !! 🎃 ##pumpkin ##pumpkincarving ##fyp ##amongus ##amongusvideo ##foryoupage ##viral ##halloween2020 ##halloween♬ original sound – 🕷🎃👻

Of all the pumpkin ideas out there, this one is for the epic #gamers out there. There’s a quick way to make people steer clear of your place – celebrate your geekiness with this pumpkin inspired by a character from Among Us!

The classic easy smiley face

Difficulty: Easy

@unstable.rachel2Timothy gone but never forgotten ##pumpkin♬ original sound – danielle 🤩

This design started to crop up a whole lot more a couple of years ago, and now a Halloween doesn’t go by without seeing several of these dotted down the street. They are kinda cute though.

Scary string pumpkin

Difficulty: Easy

@squishyvangoghYou just witnessed a murder pt. 2 🎃 ##halloween ##pumpkin ##october ##diy ##fall ##fyp ##foryoupage ##foryou ##spooky ##pumpkinfriend ##spooky ##spoopy ##carving♬ original sound – 🕷Daycore ver.🕷

The extra effort of buying string really pays off with this pumpkin, and it’s just as easy to carve as a standard one. The great thing about this pumpkin is that it looks equally good during the day as it does at night.

Pumpkin in his little pumpkin house

Difficulty: Easy

@honeybobabearCarving a pumpkin 🎃 ##pumpkincarving ##pumpkin ##fall ##diy ##pumpkinideas ##oct♬ original sound – HoneyBobaBear

This girl is kind of annoying and she ends up actually doing a bit of a hatchet job by tearing the larger pumpkin half apart to fit the smaller one inside, but if you’re willing to put that to one side you’ll see that this is one of the more unique pumpkin ideas on this list.

Vape pumpkin

Difficulty: Easy

@christian_magana1Wait a whole year to post this ##skeletonmoves ##pumpkin ##vape ##Boorito ##artschool ##awkwardtexts ##dangit ##spooky ##foryou ##fyp ##like ##viral ##trending ##4u♬ Halloween – Claudio Simonetti

Stoner house? Okay, maybe don’t go for this lacking facial design, but there’s some serious creativity to be had here. Chuck some dry ice inside or blow something else in there and make your pumpkin blow some cheerios as a sweet party trick.

Simple slogan pumpkin

Difficulty: Easy

@ecourtney12🎃🌞 ##riseandshine ##fyp ##kyliejenner ##pumpkin♬ original sound – Jack Johnson

Literally, the hardest part about this design is coming up with a word, so let your imagination run wild. Either carve one letter per pumpkin for a large display outside your home or put your favourite phrase in writing on the front. Beware – expect lots of “send nudes”.

Painted pumpkins

Difficulty: Easy

@zoyerssWe tried 🙂 ##pumpkinart ##pumpkinpainting ##halloweencrafts ##halloweenideas ##pumpkinideas ##howtopaint ##halloweendecor ##paintwithme♬ Act 2: In the Hall of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg

Fancy getting the full pumpkin experience without the hassle of removing all of the innards and getting smelly pumpkin flesh everywhere? This one might be for you.

@lifedejazworth the mess 🤩 ##pumpkin ##halloween ##painting♬ phantom of the wapera – shannon huhn

There are several designs here to get some inspiration from, but my personal favourite has to be the Harry Potter pumpkin.

@the_fabricated_foxHalloween decor makeover part 1. ##beetlejuice ##pumpkin ##fanart ##fyp ##halloween ##halloweencountdown♬ marielle loves betelgeuse – marielle 💜🪐

Scratch that, Beetlejuice pumpkin wins.

Jack Skellington pumpkin

Difficulty: Medium

@kikiidominiquespooky season baby! ##fyp ##fouryou ##foryoupage ##halloween ##thenightmarebeforechristmas ##jackskelington ##pumpkin ##spookyseason ##riseandshine♬ This Is Halloween – Vitamin String Quartet

You’re spoilt for choice when deciding which character to carve into your pumpkin, but Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas has got to be one of the more obvious options. This design is on the easier side of medium difficulty, so is good for someone looking to step things up slightly.

Unicorn pumpkin

Difficulty: Medium

@rkabaranya##pumpkin ##halloween ##unicorn ##3hour ##pumpkinchallenge ##tutorial ##halloweentutorial ##foryoupage ##pumpkinfriend 🦄♬ original sound – 🎃

Fancy a girly design? This unicorn is really good as it allows people who want a little bit more of a challenge to work around smaller edges to make a more intricate pumpkin design. Add some glitter and go wild!

Pumpkin eating another pumpkin

Difficulty: Hard

@glassteardrops##pumpkin ##pumpkincarving ##pumkpinpainting ##halloween2020 ##halloween ##pumpkinproject ##carving ##painting ##spookyseason ##spooky##pumpkinideas♬ Halloween – Claudio Simonetti

This is where things start to get a little crazy. Carve a huge gob onto your big pumpkin, place a smaller pumpkin inside and you’ve got yourself a cannibalistic masterpiece. Obviously, you don’t need to give it too much detail and this could end up being a medium difficulty piece if you left out all the detailing.

Doge pumpkin

Difficulty: Hard

@whostolemymacaroniS/O to all my artists who only put memes on their jack o lanterns ##spookyszn ##halloween ##bestcostume ##pumpkin ##fy ##foryou ##Boorito ##art♬ The Anime Story – Nuhchez

You know people are seriously professional carvers when they don’t go all the way through to ensure that different thicknesses of flesh create different shades. Are you that person?

Scary face pumpkin

Difficulty: Don’t even bother

@aleksandra7477🎃##halloween ##pumpkin ##scare ##dlaciebie ##foryou ##cool ##poland ##girl ##like ##bored ##love ##funny♬ Betty Boop (Original Mix) – BANG THE HOUSE

There are no words by this point. If you manage to pull this off, you should be a full-time artist because this is insane.

Assorted pumpkin designs

Difficulty: Mixed

@xspookyseason.halloweenxPumpkin carving ideas 🎃##TimeforTENET ##fyp ##foryoupage ##pumpkincarving ##pumpkinideas ##halloween ##halloweentiktok ##spookyseason ##spookytime♬ Adams Family Theme Song – Halloween DJ’s

If we haven’t done a good enough job showing you a range of individual examples, here’s a little compilation that somebody else made with a few different examples.

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