It’s almost pumpkin time! Carving pumpkins was always one of my favourite things as a kid. Not only was it exciting, but it was a family affair. We would make an evening of it: the whole family carving together, helping each other, and baking the pumpkin seeds afterwards. Finally, when it was dark out, we would take out pumpkins outside and light them up. I always found it very rewarding to see our pumpkins come to life with the candlelight.
I’m sure if we had thought of it we also would have taken the scooped-out flesh and made it into pumpkin puree to use in some delicious Homemade Dog Treats like Pumpkin Oatmeal Baked Dog Treats, Pyramid Pan Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats or Frozen Pumpkin Blueberry Dog Treats!
1. Dog Silhouette with Moon and Bat
Pet Sitters Ireland has a great template for the silhouette of a dog in front of a moon with a bat. They also have full video instructions which can be found here.
2. Dog Bones
Looking for a simple design? Vitabone has 5 free downloadable stencils that may have just what you’re looking for. Their Dog Bones stencil and other stencils can be found here.
3. Breed Specific Templates
Dailypaws.com has 9 different free dog and cat pumpkin templates that are breed specific! Their templates include an Australian Sheppard, Dachshund, Boston Terrier, German Sheppard, Scottish Terrier, Pug and Russell Terrier! You can find their free downloads here.
4. More Breed Specific Templates
5. Rescue Templates
The Animal Humane Society has several adorable free stencils, including dogs running and a paw print. You can find their collection here.
6. Make Your Own Stencil
The Shabby Creek Cottage has full instructions on how to create your own silhouetted template of your beloved pup. How amazing is that? You can guarantee your pumpkin will be one of a kind! See the full instructions here.