Decorating with pumpkins is the most famous fall and Halloween tradition. Jack-o-lanterns have been cut for many years to light the Halloween and today they are still popular. Tired of usual pumpkin décor and carved lanterns? I’m going to strike with nerdy and geek pumpkin designs that definitely catch an eye!
- Star Wars inspired pumpkins
- Harry Potter inspired pumpkins
- Marvel and DC pumpkins
- Cartoon inspired pupmkins
- Other nerdy ideas
Star Wars Pumpkins
Star Wars fans, get ready to swoon over! These pumpkins, painted and carved, are gonna turn your world upside down! If you are good at painting, you can make R2D2, BB-8 and Yoda head without any carving, just paint the pumpkin and draw what you need with a sharpie. Ready to carve? Make lanterns with Yoda, Death Star, Darth Vader or just carve the outer side of the pumpkin without turning it into a lantern. Bad at both techniques? Dress up your pumpkin into Chewbacca putting fur on it and adding faux eyes and nose, and voila!
Harry Potter Pumpkins
Now for Harry Potter lovers! You can turn your pumpkin into any Harry Potter thing, beginning from a usual pumpkin Harry head and up to difficult owl craft. Paint what you like on your pumpkin using favorite symbols and characters from this series or carve your own lantern with Harry, Ron, Hogwarts, brooms, owls and so on. The most impressive craft is an owl made of a pumpkin, several gourds, cardboard wings and pinecones. And again, everything here depends on your creativity and techniques that you can use.
Super Hero Pumpkins
Love Marvel and DC? Rock adorable super hero pumpkins with emblems or faces of your favorite heroes! Paint a pumpkin with Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman emblems, paint Joker and Batman, Hulk and Wonder Woman and any other characters you love. You can even create a whole painted set of pumpkins with your favorite heroes. Or make cool lanterns with Iron Man and Spiderman – they look so awesome in the darkness.
Enjoying cartoons? Or have kids who love them? Then you need a couple of cool and bold cartoon-inspired pumpkins. Recreate My Little Ponies, minions and Olaf painting the pumpkins and adding various details to make them look more like characters. Btw, making movie-inspired pumpkins is also an awesome idea.
What’s good about all these cool designs is that you can eaily recreate them yourself. Paint them yourself, create your own designs or use stencils and carve if you are good at it. If not – just dress up a pumpkin into an owl or another animal character without any painting. Here are some other creative ideas you can try!