13 Book-Inspired Pumpkins

Fall has arrived, booklovers! As we bask in all things pumpkin spiced, let us not forget that the actual pumpkin still deserves our attention. That’s right, it’s pumpkin carving season and what better way to get your gourds in ghoulish order than to use themes based on iconic literary characters and books? No better way, we say. Need inspiration? Check out some of our favorite Instagram-worthy ideas below and break out the seed scooper. We’re willing to bet you’ll have the best pumpkin on the block.

1. Harry Potter


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Happy (Godric) Holloween! I asked #TheSPEWCrew to pick a pumpkin design, so today involved socking it to self-doubt and setting the WitchCrafter FREE ♥️ In the end, I’m proud of the result and am also amazed my fingers lived to tell the tale… albeit two plasters later! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but all I cared about was The SPEW Crew seal of approval. As you can see in the second photo, my CEO Sir Bumble (Chief Elf Operator) can definitely see a likeness, so I’m calling it #magicmanaged 🌟 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you made any potterhead pumpkins? 🎃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #daretocreate #harrypotter #bibliophile #autumn #daysofsmallthings #potterhead #houself #dobby #halloween2018 #bookpumpkin #dobbyisfree #pumpkindecorating #hogwartshalloween #wizardingworld #afreeelf #myeverydaymagic

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2. Lord of the Rings

The LOTR Logo

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Happy Halloween 🎃

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3. The Hunger Games

A Mockingjay

4. Avengers: Infinity War

The Snap

5. Dr. Who

The Tardis

6. Game of Thrones

The GOT Logo


7. Dungeons and Dragons

D&D Logo

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Aaaaand heres mine. #dungeonsanddragons #halloween #dndpumpkin #pumpkincarving #dnd

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8. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Don’t Panic

9. Dog Man

Dog Man

10. Captain Underpants

Captain Underpants

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#captainunderpantspumpkin #tralala

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11. Winnie the Pooh

Pooh and a Honey Pot

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Stop by the library to guess the pumpkins for a treat! #literarypumpkins

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12. Where the Wild Things Are

Wild Thing

13. IT

Pennywise the Dancing Clown

There you have it! 13 of our favorite ideas for this Halloween season. Did we miss your favorite book? Share your pumpkin projects with us in the comments below!

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