Boat-Themed Jack-O’-Lantern Ideas

While the jack-o’-lantern face is a classic, something that reflects your personality is another good choice — especially if you love boats. Being on or by the water is something many people cherish, so why not capture that passion this Halloween? 

With boat-themed jack-o’-lanterns, you can have fun carving something you love, and you can set apart your design from the rest of your neighborhood’s. There are boat- and water-themed jack-o’-lantern ideas for everyone, from beginners to experts.

Jack-O’-Lantern Ideas Related to Boats

Carving jack-o’-lanterns is a favorite tradition in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Skip the standard jack-o’-lantern face this year and choose one of our nautical Halloween ideas. Whether you live by the water or vacation there, show your love for seas, lakes and rivers with your jack-o’-lantern this year. 

Some boat-themed carving ideas to include:

  • Anchors.
  • Waves.
  • Sailboats.
  • Buoys.

These nautical ideas are easier for novice carvers. For skilled carvers, you can try more advanced designs like your favorite sea creature, a pirate ship or intricate seashells. 

For each of these, you can find an image or template online and print it out or freehand it by drawing the shapes on your pumpkin or other materials first.

Ways to Carve Your Design

When you’ve picked out a design for your jack-o’-lantern, there are several ways you can approach carving it. The modern American tradition is to use a pumpkin. If you want to try something new, there are many other options. Consider the following fruits and vegetables this Halloween:

  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Avocado
  • Potato

You may want to avoid food items altogether. Your design is temporary when you choose fruit or vegetable carving. If you carve a nonfood object, you might be able to reuse or repurpose it in the future. Consider the following inorganic items as carving materials:

  • Wood
  • Styrofoam (or a bio-degradable alternative)
  • Milk jug
  • Paper

Any of these options can make a tasteful Halloween decoration when you use battery-operated candles in your jack-o’-lanterns.

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What better way to display your nautical-themed jack-o’-lantern than at your dock? Decorate your dock with your carvings this Halloween.

Our sturdy, low-maintenance docks let you get in and out of the water easily this holiday season. Whether you want to be near the water or take an evening boat ride, EZ Dock can help. Browse our selection of products today for more information.