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Dog Pumpkin Carvings to Showcase Your Puppy Love This Halloween

While you are getting your home ready for Halloween with cool decorations, it’s a good idea to involve yourself in creating eye-catching jack-o-lanterns. Why not carve something that’ll show your love for pets this Halloween? Yes, you can do that with dog pumpkin carvings, the latest trend that adds a focal point to the Halloween décor. All it takes is an artistic hand, and a bit of patience.

People from across the globe have come up with paw-inspiring dog-o’-lanterns which are currently stealing all the attention. These carvings are intricately designed, giving them an unrelenting charm that will entice you into making one for yourself.

How To Carve a Dog-O’-Lantern

First off, you need a decent-sized pumpkin and a drawing of your furry friend. For the latter, you can either create a stencil from a picture of your dog or if you are good at sketching, draw it directly onto the pumpkin.

Clear pumpkin from the inside (just like any other pumpkin carving) to create a hollow space.

Thereafter, carefully cut out the portions which define the dog’s face or body (depending on the carving).

Also Read: Cool and Inspiring Pumpkin Carving Patterns for Halloween

To create shadows, scrap the surface of the pumpkin so that it creates a diffused lighting effect. The more detailing you put into the carving, the better it will look when lighted.

DIY Dog-O’-Lantern Ideas

Here are some good examples of dog-o’-lantern carvings which you can try this year for the spooky night celebration.

# Pomeranian Dog-O’-Lantern

Andy Manoloff from Elkhart, Indiana has carved this amazing pumpkin which looks like his Pomeranian dog Sophie. The detailing on this dog-o’-lantern is worth appreciating as Andy put a lot of effort into making it.

# Husky Pumpkin Carving

Gone to the Snow Dogs is a YouTube channel dedicated to the love for Siberian Huskies. And, their love is evident in this amazing dog pumpkin carving created by them. By making a stencil from the picture of one of their handsome huskies, the base for the carving was finalized.

# Pug-O-Lantern

People who love pugs, love them down to the bottom of their hearts. What’s better than making a pug-o’-lantern to show your love for the cute little buddy? Doug The Pug has created this dog pumpkin carving which they call the Pug-O’-Lantern. This one too is carved using a stencil.

# Golden Retrieval Pumpkin Carving

Who doesn’t love golden retrievers? We all do, and for all of you who want to carve a dog-o’-lantern the easy way, this is the perfect example. This carving doesn’t require pro-level artistic skills, as it is very easy to craft. Once you light up the candle inside this dog-o’-lantern, it looks nothing less than impressive.

# Alfred Dog-O’-Lantern

Life with Alfred is a blog dedicated to a dog’s life, and as a first-person account, it depicts how to showcase unconditional love for your pooch. Although they haven’t elaborated on the carving process, you can get a fair idea of how to carve this one by just looking at the pictures.

Alfred dog-o-pumpkin

Image: Life with Alfred

Alfred dog-o-pumpkin

Image: Life with Alfred

# Jack-O’-Lassie

Julie Life, a high school science teacher living near Newport, Ore made this dog-o’-lantern dubbed Jack-O’-Lassie when her husband asked her to carve a pumpkin for a local carving contest. It took her about four hours to complete the carving that is the replication of their English Mastiff, Brutus.

Jack-O’-Lassie - Halloween Decoration Idea

Image: The Bark

Other than these intuitive carvings, there are some more from Instagram that look nothing but cute.

dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas

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dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas

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dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas

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dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas

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dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas

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dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas

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dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas

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dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas

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dog o lantern - pumpkin carving ideas

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dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas

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dog-o'-lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween

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dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween

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dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween

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dog o lantern - Dog pumpkin carvings for Halloween

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