When you think Halloween, three things probably come to mind — costumes, candy, and of course, carving pumpkins. Jack-o-lanterns are a super fun way to decorate your home and welcome trick-or-treaters to your doorstep on Halloween night, but carving one can be intimidating if you've never done it before. Luckily, there are some pretty amazing pumpkin carving hacks from YouTube that can turn you into a pumpkin pro.
Most of these hacks make use of things you've probably already got lying around your house, so there's not much extra expense involved. You'll want to make sure you choose the perfect pumpkin for the job, however. The Spruce noted that you should go for one without any soft spots or nicks, because otherwise it'll end up rotting fast. A nice round pumpkin with a flat bottom will be easier to carve and display. The color can be important, too, and not just for aesthetic purposes. A darker shade indicates a pumpkin is ripe for picking, according to Better Homes and Gardens. Once you've got the perfect pumpkin, an amazing carved jack-o-lantern is just few YouTube clips away.
Here are 10 carving hacks that will totally up your pumpkin game this year.