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.

Glitter Pumpkins...these are so easy to do and so beautiful! I did this last fall with white pumpkins and black glitter! just spray glue on pumpkin and sprinkle with glitter! Gorgeous!

How to Carve a Pumpkin Into a Flaming Jack-o'-Lantern from FoodNetwork.com

Pumpkin cats?! Sooo doing this!!

Paint a pumpking instead of carve!! Nice - it would last longer!

use a drill to make a polka dotted carved pumpkin- i love how this looks!

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“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.”

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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.

Coat your pumpkin with liquid floor cleaner and it preserves them for the whole season. Who knew?!

Great Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Fun monster pumpkins for Halloween. So cute!

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Perfect for Halloween! Dip the pretzel rods in white chocolate dyed green and add a sliced almond fingernail. Use a toothpick to add the knuckles. haha!

Pantyhose Pumpkins ~ Bring sexy back with the use of textured pantyhose. Just wrap them around your pumpkins for a dramatic new look... Great to use for an adult Halloween Party Centerpiece

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In a pumpkin carving rut? Here are 20 Creative Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin this Halloween! SixSistersStuff.com #pumpkin #halloween