10/28/2013 02:02 pm ET Updated Dec 28, 2013

5 Free Pumpkin Stencils That Make Carving A Breeze

Halloween is just around the corner, but it's not too late to "spookify" your stoop in preparation for trick-or-treaters. You could opt for a no-carve pumpkin, like this cute DIY Mummy, but we prefer a good old-fashioned jack-o'-lantern to light the path. Plus, without carving, how else are you going to harvest those delicious seeds for roasting?

To make things easier, we rounded up five of our favorite pumpkin carving stencils. Simply print these out, and tape your stencil of choice to the pumpkin. Then, make an outline of your design on the pumpkin through the stencil by using a push pin or a dull knife. Finally, remove the paper and use the scored marks as a guide, and carve away!

For the list of printable pumpkin stencils, visit our friends at Elizabeth Street.

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