Pumpkin Carving Ideas That Will Make Your Neighbors Jealous

Because yes, it is absolutely a competition.

Carving a pumpkin shouldn’t be this hard. We’re definitely creatively inspired by these Pinterest pumpkins, but if we’re being honest, we’re also kind of intimidated. For those of us who don’t know our way around a glue gun or have never made a mood board, carving an elaborate pumpkin might feel a bit unrealistic.

Considering that we really don’t want anyone to miss a chance to get into the spirit of Halloween outdo their neighbor’s Halloween decorations, we put together a list of pumpkins possible even for the most novice DIY’ers

Go get em, ghouls. You got this.

Power to the Pumpkin

Power tools and pumpkins. Name a more iconic duo, we’ll wait. Use the drill the create polka dots or send a cryptic message in the spirit of the season (please mow your damn lawn). Go extreme or go home. holes Photo, Kitchen Trotter

We Kind of Love This Llama Pumpkin

It’s just a fact that everyone has a llama lover in their life. Carve this pumpkin in their honor. image url=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.bhg.com%2Fbhg%2F20180914 BP PumpkinCarving 163-S Photo, Better Homes & Gardens

Spooky Painted Pumpkins

These DIY glow in the dark painted pumpkins are perfect if you are pressed for time and want to skip the mess (and the pressure to roast all those dang seeds). glowinthedark.done1 .690 Photo, Handmade Charlotte

Starry Eyed Pumpkin

Simple geometric shapes are easiest for kids (or unskilled adults) to handle with pumpkin carving tools. This starry eyed pumpkin is easy and a fun literal wink at a classic design. stars

No matter what you choose, the only thing that matters is that you have fun doing it. And also that it looks a million times better than whatever the hell your next door neighbor is doing.