Need to remember this! Make that Carving Last - Spray a mixture of bleach and water on the inside of your fresh pumpkin daily or coat the inside w/ petroleum jelly to keep mold and dehydration at bay.

Make pumpkins last longer. After scooping out & carving pumpkin, dip in lrg container 1t bleach & 1gal water. Bleach will kill bacteria, help stay fresh longer. Once dry (drain upside down) + 2T vinegar & 1t lemon juice to 1 qt water, brush on pumpkin to keep looking fresh for weeks.

Hammer cookie cutters through your pumpkin instead of carving.

Halloween s'mores using ghost peeps. Would be cute for "boo bags."

Poke holes in a carved-out pumpkin & insert a strand of Christmas lights for a cool glow.

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.

Maybe I'll make one with a squirrel crawling in and out of it...

I may actually carve a pumpkin this year!!

pumpkin carving

Amazon.com: Dakota Products PG001 Pumpkin Gutter & Carving Tool - attach to a drill

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Love this...so easy and with a 2 or 3 dollar hose for the dryer and then spray paint

Princess Pinky Girl: Orange is the New Black - Totally Fun & Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas!

Edible Chocolate Pumpkin Cups

Simple costume idea- glue bugs onto nylons.

Carve-less Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Crafted from expanding foam and spray paint, this creepily-realistic face was attached to the tree with fishing line. (this would be great for a "Lord of the Rings" themed birthday party...Katrina would love Treebeard, and the other Ents!)

Cute trays and platters for a Halloween party or just some family fun! Love that there are so many HEALTHY options too.

pumpkin carving patterns

Carve the face of this pumpkin

- Disney Halloween Princess Stencil Carvings Feel...