Pumpkin-Carving Tips and Tools : 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.
The best way to preserve your carved pumpkin -- bleach water and petroleum jelly days) Another tip: If you place a lit candle inside your pumpkin be sure to coat the lid with ground cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice. It makes for a great smell!
After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 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 vinega
House Pumpkin: Kim Ludwiczak and Renee Wisniewski of Livonia and Madison Heights, MI, added gourd-and-berry window boxes. Read more: Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Pumpkin Carving Designs and Pictures - Good Housekeeping . THEY'RE LIKE FAIRY GARDENS!