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Carve perfect horse Jack-o'-Lanterns

Use these stencils to turn a pumpkin into a unique, equine Halloween decoration.

October 17, 2009

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Horse Jack O Lantern

This year, decorate your front porch or tack room with a horse-themed jack-o-lantern. 

Pumpkin Carving Instructions

  • Once you've hollowed out your pumpkin, choose which design you'd like to use. Click on one of the images below to download the full-sized stencil.
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  • Print out the page, then tape or pin it to your pumpkin. Tip: If you pin the page to the pumpkin, put the pins on the edge of the image so you don't end up with extra holes in your pumpkin.
  • Use a pushpin to poke holes along the edge of the design so that when you remove the stencil, you will still have an outline visible on the face of the pumpkin. Poke the holes 1/4" to 1/8" apart. Make sure you get every detail of the image.
  • Carve the small details first, then move on to the larger sections.
  • To create a final result with multiple tones, carve the outer skin from the pumpkin, but leave just enough of the white flesh in tact to allow some light to pass through. This can be tricky to do, so carve carefully!

See how the horsey jack o' lanterns turned out in The Near Side blog >>

Read about throwing a horsey Halloween party >>

Send Halloween greetings with horse e-cards >>

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fanny    f, ID

10/20/2016 6:44:57 PM

great info

Dale    Lexington, KY

10/14/2014 7:19:15 AM


Horselover01    Newburyport, VT

10/27/2013 5:44:52 AM

i LOVE these stencials! i used one last year, and my entire family loved it! THANK YOU!! i am so going to do these this year!

barbara    philly, PA

10/28/2012 1:34:10 PM

i love this articale i needed to find a stencle because a can not carve a horse free hand i printed theese stencils out on my computer thay work great dfinitly going on this site again next year!!! thanks Horse

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