Halloween is around the corner, and if you’re like many people, you’ll be making a Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas. Carved vegetable lanterns, Halloween pumpkins are usually carved, so they can be used as lanterns. Pumpkins are part of an ancient tradition that originated with the Celts.

Painted Halloween pumpkins are not as common as the carved variety, but they are becoming very popular. Painting your pumpkin gives you more flexibility than carving it, and you can create stunning painted Halloween designs that are guaranteed to get a reaction.

However the original lanterns made by the Celts in Europe were usually made from turnips, swedes or mangelwurzels. Halloween lanterns made from pumpkins only became popular relatively recently, after the Halloween holiday started to be widely celebrated in the US, where pumpkins are plentiful.

Cookie Cutter Pumpkin

Creepy mantel

Easy centerpiece

Elegant white

Fall display

Go batty

Inner glow

Leafy look

Message tower

Midwest-theme stencil pumpkins

Monogrammed pumpkins

More pumpkin decorating ideas

Orange-and-white centerpiece

Pumpkin panache

Pumpkin table runner

Pumpkin topiaries

Pumpkin welcome

Rickrack style

Scotch tape for a really easy plaid pumpkin

Simple stencil

The Black Cat Pumpkin

The decoupaged pumpkin

The Eyeball Pumpkin

The Fake Moustache Pumpkin

The Sexy Lace Pumpkin

The Sweater Pumpkin Cozy

The Thumbtack Pumpkin

Tissue paper pumpkins

Trick or treat pumpkins