It is the perfect time of year to carve a pumpkin. Follow these steps to make a beautiful carved pumpkin. The first step to pumpkin carving is hollowing out the pumpkin. Cut the hole in the pumpkin’s top if you’ll be using a candle. Then, scoop out the insides of the pumpkin. Attach a pumpkin template to the pumpkin and poke holes along the outline of the template. Remove the template and carve along the pattern. Lastly, you can place a candle inside your pumpkin. That is all the steps you need to carve a pumpkin. Carved pumpkins are great fall decorations.