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Make Monstrously Cool Pumpkins   Stretch your creativity beyond simple carving. Add playful eyes and gourds to this year's pumpkins to make easy, silly monsters. Instructions & downloadable patterns

Make Monstrously Cool Pumpkins

Make Monstrously Cool Pumpkins Stretch your creativity beyond simple carving. Add playful eyes and gourds to this year's pumpkins to make easy, silly monsters. Instructions & downloadable patterns

After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.

After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.

tin cans This makes a good addition to your jack-o-lantern displays. Just take a large tin can, like a coffee can,  empty it out and remove the label.  Next, paint the outside black and poke holes in it to spell out your Halloween sentiments. Then put a candle or tea light on the inside and watch your words come to life in the dark!  See? Just a couple of low-cost ways to add some Halloween ummphh to your decorations. When it comes to crafts, the only limiting factor is your imagination!

tin cans This makes a good addition to your jack-o-lantern displays. Just take a large tin can, like a coffee can, empty it out and remove the label. Next, paint the outside black and poke holes in it to spell out your Halloween sentiments. Then put a candle or tea light on the inside and watch your words come to life in the dark! See? Just a couple of low-cost ways to add some Halloween ummphh to your decorations. When it comes to crafts, the only limiting factor is your imagination!

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