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.
50 Chilling and Thrilling Halloween Porch Decorations
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!