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...

pumpkin carving

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

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

Edible Chocolate Pumpkin Cups

I may actually carve a pumpkin this year!!

How to preserve pumpkins & gourds

These are tomato cages with Christmas lights inside and a sheet draped over it-cute and clever!

pumpkins in the fireplace

drunk pumpkins we are just redneck enough to pull this off! Haha!

sooo remembering this!

Flight of the Bats. (I have done this the past two years, and it always looks AMAZING. This last year I sprayed GID spray on them, and added a black light to my hallway. The effect was beyond perfect!) <<< great idea!!!

friendly pumpkin witch.

Carve the face of this pumpkin

Pumpkin carving