Meet Karyn Poplin and Her Pumpkin People

Karyn Poplin Pumpkins

If you’ve not seen the Karyn Poplin Pumpkins by the Texas based carver, you’re missing out on some serious Halloween art. After all, she’s frequently a winner of pumpkin carving contests and her jack-o-lanterns have been featured on many a site.

Karyn Poplin Pumpkins

Tiffany Shade Pumpkin:
2014 TIFFANY SHADE pumpkin by karyn poplin

Spooky Forest Pumpkin:
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Halloween and pumpkin carving is a family event for them. Together Karyn and her clan carve tons as many pumpkins as they can (the number has steadily grown to over 50) and display them at their home in Saginaw, Texas and as of this year a new, second location in Crowley, TX.



According to Karyn, “We use stencils, but sometimes we make our own patterns. We use the simple tools that come in the Pumpkin Masters pattern sets, and yes, we use real pumpkins.”

Carousel Pumpkin:
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In 2010, their “Haunted Carousel” pumpkin (above) won 1st place in a nationwide contest, so they began a Facebook page to help spread the word of their work and to encourage visitors to come by the house and take photos of all the hard work they put into the annual holiday.

Tiffany Shade Pumpkin:
tiffany shade pumpkin 2

tiffany shade pumpkin 3

Pumpkin Chandelier:
KP spiderweb pumpkin lamp

More of Karyn’s impressive pumpkins from year’s past:
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halloween pumpkin carving

gothic cameo pumpkin




Karyn Poplin:

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Pumpkin Carver Karyn Poplin

To see the pumpkins in person on Halloween night visit either – or both of the following location:

• Willowview Dr, in the Courts of Willow Creek neighborhood. Saginaw Texas 76179

• Adams Dr, Mesa Vista addition, corner of 1187 and 731, Crowley TX 76036

all information and images courtesy of Karyn Poplin

Karyn Poplin and The Pumpkin People