Dog-O-Lanterns Are The Halloween Miracle We've Been Waiting For

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If you're looking for a fun way to include your canine in the Halloween season, look no further than dog-o-lanterns.

After an artistic veterinarian carved a life-like glowing picture of his Pomeranian into a pumpkin and shared a step-by-step video of the process, people everywhere want to make pup-kins of their own.

Combining a dog's face with a jack-o-lantern is a true stroke of genius.


Thanks to the beauty of the internet, you can easily find or order a stencil of your furry friend's face for your own carving adventure. And with some patience and a little creativity, you can create and end result the the whole neighborhood will be barking about.

There are some truly impressive pumpkin carvers who are embracing the dog-o-lantern trend.

But not all dog-o-lanterns have to be complicated. A few easy strategically placed shapes can give you that perfect puppers feel.

But, if you've got the time and the talent, why not go all out?

These pup-kins look good no matter what the lighting.

But nighttime is truly when these cute canine carvings shine.

Really ambitious carvers even add lettering for an added dramatic effect.

The most talented carvers can truly personalize their pup-kin with their pup's name included on it.

Some people include both their dogs on one pumpkin.

And others are capturing artistic action shots.

And other less knife-savvy artists are choosing another dog-o-lantern route completely.

If you're willing to give carving your Fido's face into a pumpkin a shot, there are plenty of inspiring pumpkin pup portraits available for your perusal.


Remember you can do something straightforward ...

Or commit to the convoluted.

Some dog-o-lanterns are eerily realistic ...

While others are just downright impressive.

And you can always just create an ode to all dogs that will be appreciated by pets and animal-lovers alike throughout your neighborhood.

Dog-o-lanterns fit in perfectly with other glowing pumpkins at night.

And they make a great additional accessory to your canine's costume.

Are you ready for some more crafty canine projects? Head on over to our DIY hub where you can find tutorials about making candy corn dog treats or a haunted house for your pets out of cardboard boxes!