The Pretty pumpkin carvings that you will see in this post are my favorites of the many designs of pumpkins displayed the the Encinitas Halloween event put on in partnership with the Self Realization Fellowship. These beautiful designs are a great alternative to the traditional spooky or silly pumpkin carvings that often dominate at Halloween. These pumpkins feature intricate details and delicate markings to enhance the beauty of the carvings.
These pumpkins were carved by the monks at the Self Realization Fellowship as well as by community members. I wish I had all their names to give them credit for their truly lovely carvings.
Click on any of the links below to see more pumpkins from the Halloween event that were carved with other design themes.
Overview of Halloween Pumpkin Event
Pumpkin Carvings of Animals
Pumpkin Carvings of Cartoon Characters
Ghoulish and Halloween Theme Pumpkin Carvings
Logos and Places Pumpkin Carvings
Movie Themed Pumpkin Carving Designs
Pretty Pumpkin Carvings
People Pumpkin Carvings
Surfing Themed Pumpkin Carving Designs
Pretty Pumpkin Carvings Show Amazing Detail
You can learn more about carving pumpkins with varying shades of light and dark in by watching a short free video.
Our Pumpkin Carving Portraits Course goes into more detail about making pumpkin carvings with varying shades of light and dark so that you end up with recognizable pumpkin portraits.
This Aphonse Mucha pumpkin carving was carved by Nalini Biggs. You can see more of her work at www.instagram.com/thepumpkinprofessor.
More Pretty Pumpkin Carvings
Want to learn how to achieve varying shades of light and dark on your pumpkins, click here to watch a short video.
To learn how you can carve pumpkin portraits, click here. To see many more different carving designs, see the links near the top of this page.
I hope you enjoyed these photos of pretty pumpkin carvings as much as I did!