How to preserve pumpkins & gourds to make them last longer.  First, give 'em a bath! In a solution of bleach water, 1 part bleach to 10 parts water.  Let 'em hang out in there for a little while. If you put the stems down, they won't bob up. Then dry them off and buff them with some Vaseline.

Busy Bees: Preserving Pumpkins & Gourds, soak in bleach water; 1 part bleach, 10 parts water, let them hang out, stems down. Then dry and buff with vaseline to make them really last.

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Mini pumpkins and gourds in a lantern for Fall. This is a really cute idea for on the porch or in the house. Use the lanterns every holiday.

Good idea for additional,Halloween candy

Mandarin orange "jack-o-lanterns": How have I never thought of this?Draw jack-o-lantern faces on mandarin oranges for a school party. Great way to avoid candy:)

25 DIY Halloween Decorating Tips for the Home, but you could use them in your business as well!

25 DIY Halloween Decorating Tips for the Home

Halloween Window Dressing or with streamers of other colors for parties and holiday get togethers

home of the wicked witch and all her little monsters! perfect #halloween #decoration  I am loving it!!!

home of the wicked witch and all her little monsters! perfect I am loving it! Omg I'm so making this!

Fall DIY decorating idea - use an outdoor candle lantern with mini pumpkins, gourds, and fall leaves #falldecorating

Harvest Hayride

Fall DIY decorating idea - use an outdoor candle lantern with mini pumpkins, gourds, and fall leaves.The Good Earth has lanterns that are perfect for this!

Embellish thrift-store glasses to make an eerie centerpiece for your Halloween get-together. More Halloween decorations: http://www.bhg.com/halloween/indoor-decorating/quick-clever-halloween-centerpieces/?socsrc=bhgpin102512paintedgoblets#page=10

Quick and Clever Halloween Centerpieces

Candleholder Goblets Display Thrift-store glasses become centerpiece-ready with a coat of black spray paint. Choose textural goblets for the most detail, set them upside down to spray-paint, and tape.

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pumpkin decorating ideas

I've always loved these. DIY Fanged Pumpkins Halloween Decoration by Martha Stewart via her site. Drac-o-Lantern, Vampire, Bat, Pumpkin Carving.

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