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Owl-Theme Pumpkin

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Give a spooky appearance to your pumpkin with this free painting stencil. Carving is optional.

Free Owl-Theme Pumpkin pattern

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools & Materials


  • Pumpkin-carving tools
  • Washable pen
  • Tape


  • Valspar Interior/Exterior Satin Black Paint, #42454

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Project Resources


Step 1

Download the owl pattern and cut out the pattern. The pictured pumpkin was 10 inches tall and about 30 inches around. Resize the pattern on your printer or a photocopier to suit the size of your pumpkin.

Step 2

Tape the pattern to the pumpkin. Use a washable pen to trace around the pattern. Feel free to alter the pattern by adding design elements of your choice.

Step 3

To create the moon, use your pumpkin carving tools to carefully scrape off the pumpkin skin to reveal the light-colored pumpkin rind. Also carve out the owl’s eyes for a haunting glow.

Step 4

Using the black paint, fill in the owl, tree, and bats. Remove pattern.

Step 5

Place the stenciled pumpkin in a prominent place to scare away the ghouls and goblins.

Good to Know

The free pumpkin stencil will also work if you decide to fully carve out the moon.