Awesome Pumpkin Carvings for Thanksgiving

Amazing pumpkin carving photos that will inspire you to create your own, crafty Halloween or Thanksgiving pumpkin! Wait, Thanksgiving?! Yes, you can indeed carve or decorate gorgeous Thanksgiving pumpkins that will add extra flair to your holiday decor. Whether your pumpkin carving on Thanksgiving involves an elaborate turkey pumpkin or a sweet saying, these photos prove it can be done (and done really well). You can also use carved pumpkins to make gorgeous Thanksgiving centerpieces, filled with flowers and/or candles for a super festive look.

Thanksgiving pumpkin carving makes sense, if you think about it. You've got access to tons of different sized pumpkins to choose from, and chances are you've already got your pumpkin carving tools handy from Halloween. You can choose a Thanksgiving template to use as a guide for the design, or you can just draw whatever idea you've got on the pumpkin and then carve accordingly. Save the seeds, while you're at it, and you can roast pumpkin seeds for a holiday treat.

For more Thanksgiving goodness, check out this tasty list of the most delicious Thanksgiving side dishes. Gobble gobble!

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