'Tis the season to break out the knives, scoops, markers, and newspaper... it's pumpkin carving time! Check out these cool ideas for some carving inspiration.

Pumpkin carving is my least favorite Halloween tradition. I love looking at cool carved jack-o-lanterns, I just get grossed out by the carving process. Luckily my husband usually volunteers to be the scooper, and I just have to carve. He really is too good to me!

My carving skills are poor at best, but I have discovered that pumpkin carving templates are awesome, and using a drill is a key to pumpkin carving success.

Every great pumpkin starts with a great idea, and here are plenty of them to get you started:


Happy carving, my friends!