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More Printable Pagan Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Samhain

Sage has been celebrating the Wheel of the Year for 25+ years. Being a holiday junkie, she just can't get enough of the sabbats!

Samhain pumpkin carving

Samhain pumpkin carving

Wiccan Pumpkin Carving Printable Stencils

Pagan jack-o-lanterns are perfect for Samhain. I love jack-o-lantern carving, and nothing adds more atmosphere to a celebration than a room full of glowing pumpkins with Pagan designs.

Last year, I posted an article featuring some of my original Pagan jack-o-lantern printable patterns for free, and they seemed to be a big hit. Well, here's a whole new batch of designs for you to add to your collection. You can find my other batch of Pagan pumpkin-carving patterns here. Please keep in mind, these stencils are all originals, and the designs belong to me, WiccanSage.

You May:

  • Print them.
  • Use them on your jack-o-lanterns.
  • Take pictures of your finished jack-o-lanterns and share them (though if you post them on a website, I would appreciate a link back).
  • Direct your friends to this page to share them.
  • Print and distribute them for free to other Pagans for pumpkin carving activities and non-profit gatherings.

Please Do Not:

  • Use them for jack-o-lanterns you intend to sell.
  • Print and distribute them for profit or at for-profit events.
  • Publish them on your own web page without written permission from the artist (myself).
  • Put them in any newsletter, book, disc, packet of printed papers, or any other collection for distribution without written permission from the artist.
  • Use the designs on clothing, holiday cards, coasters, bags, buttons or other novelty objects, either for sale or free distribution without permission from the artist.

Have a blessed Samhain, and enjoy your jacks!

Samhain Cat Pattern Carving Instructions

1. Resize the pattern below to fit your pumpkin face and print. Transfer the pattern to your pumpkin (this applies to all patterns).

2. Scrape the surface on all the grey areas first. Don't carve all the way through! You want to get rid of the orange skin, but leave the inner yellow flesh intact and thinned out so that the light source will make it glow.

3. Cut out the black areas on the pattern, starting with the inner parts of the pentagram and working your way out toward the edges of the design.

4. Leave the pumpkin skin over the white areas of the pattern. These will be darkened/silhouetted when the pumpkin is lit up.

Horned One Pattern Carving Instructions

1. Resize, print and transfer pattern.

2. Scrape away all the gray areas on the pattern first.

2. Cut through the black areas starting with the small sections in the triple moon design on top.

3. Leave the white areas.

Tips: When you're cleaning out your pumpkin's inside, scrape the flesh so that it's about 1/2 inch thick. It will glow much better when you light up your pumpkin. The thicker the skin, the dimmer the 'scraped' areas will be.

Maiden, Mother, and Crone Pattern Carving Instructions

1. Resize, print and transfer pattern.

2. Scrape away all the grey areas first, starting with the mother (center), then moving to the maiden (right) and the crone (left).

3. 'drill' small black holes (such as in pupils) with a pumpkin drill or skewer. Carve through black fine lines in the hair or on the faces.

4. Work your way to slightly bigger black areas, starting with the mother, then the maiden, then the crone.

5. Carve the large area on the mother's forehead and the crone's face and top of the head.

6. Carefully carve the 'halo' around their heads, taking it out in small chunks rather than one big piece. Hold the inside of the pumpkin carefully behind the heads as you carve, but keep your fingers and hands away from the place the saw goes through so you don't cut yourself!

Tip: Remember, if you break a part off, you can re-attach it from the inside with a toothpick, pins or skewers to re-attach it. So don't panic.

Blade, Cup, Wand, and Pentacle Pattern Carving Instructions

Just scrap out grey areas, then carve out the black areas. Since there is not a lot of black, it's pretty simple.

Hecate Pattern Carving Instructions

1. Resize, print and transfer.

2. Scrape away the grey inner areas first, being careful around the fine lines that are white and meant to remain intact.

3. Scrape away the grey outer circle.

4. Carve out the black areas, doing the crown last.

© 2014 Mackenzie Sage Wright


Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on October 17, 2014:

hi newbizmu; depends on which one.

A couple of them are quite easy and well suited for beginners- namely the Horned One and Blade, Cup, Wand and Pentacle.

The Hecate one is not as difficult as it looks, it just requires time scraping away all the gray areas and can be a bit tedious.

Samhain Cat and Maiden, Mother & Crone are a bit trickier. But the whole point of the patterns is to make it easier, even for someone with no drawing/scultping/art skills. It just requires a careful, steady hand. Skill will definitely help some people, but someone who is good with art can dive right in.

Maurice Glaude from Mobile on October 16, 2014:

These would take some practice I'm sure.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on October 16, 2014:

Thank you Cynthianne, I appreciate your comment!

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on October 16, 2014:

Thanks OldRoses, I highly recommend pumpkin carving, lol. It's always been a favorite seasonal activity of mine.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on October 16, 2014:

Thanks Billy! I like to do both :o)

Cynthianne Neighbors on October 15, 2014:

Very helpful! Thanks for sharing the templates. I love it.

Caren White on October 15, 2014:

Ooooooh, I love these designs! I haven't carved a jack-o-lantern in years but you've inspired me to try one this year. Voted up and shared.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 15, 2014:

Very cool symbols. Beats the heck out of the regular pumpkin carvings. :)