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These Pumpkin Carving Ideas Are Simple Yet Spooky

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One of my absolute favorite seasonal traditions is carving pumpkins, but more often than not, I tend to pick projects that are somewhat beyond my creative abilities. My jack-o-lanterns never turn out how I envisioned, which usually leads to utter disappointment. Booo.

However, if you're looking for something simultaneously spooky and simple, here are five easy (yet scary!) pumpkin carving ideas. And trust me — they're seriously doable, even for the least artistic people out there (holla!).

These easy pumpkin carving ideas are scary good:

1. Halloween Phrases

Select a typical "Halloween" word (think: "Beware," "Keep Out," "trick or treat," or "BOO!"). Then, write it on your pumpkin in permanent marker. Proceed to scoop out the inside of your pumpkin (important for any project) before carefully whittling out the selected word with basic carving tools. 

You'll impeccably get into the spirit of the holiday without putting in too much effort... and if you ask me, that's my kind of pumpkin carving project.