Pumpkin Shaped Cake pumpkin custard first (2 C pumpkin, 1 can condensed milk, pumpkin pie spice to taste, cook on medium heat for 20 min until thick & boiling.)

Pumpkin Shaped Cake pumpkin custard first (2 C pumpkin, 1 can condensed milk, pumpkin pie spice to taste, cook on medium heat for 20 min until thick & boiling.)

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.

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.

Skip a full scarecrow and try this take on the classic. Grab an old metal storage tin or thermos, and place straw so that it sticks out of the opening with a pumpkin "head" on top.  #autumn #fall

Skip a full scarecrow and try this take on the classic. Grab an old metal storage tin or thermos, and place straw so that it sticks out of the opening with a pumpkin "head" on top. #autumn #fall

Want to make your plastic pumpkin look real? Use antiquing acrylic paint from the craft store! My stand by color is called "burnt umber". Pour some paint onto a plate and add a little water, then mix. Next, brush paint onto your pumpkin. Wipe off with a dry paper towel in an up and down motion. Once dry, spray with an acrylic sealer. EASY!!

Want to make your plastic pumpkin look real? Use antiquing acrylic paint from the craft store! My stand by color is called "burnt umber". Pour some paint onto a plate and add a little water, then mix. Next, brush paint onto your pumpkin. Wipe off with a dry paper towel in an up and down motion. Once dry, spray with an acrylic sealer. EASY!!

Great Idea from Boston.com - Make a pumpkin family portrait — no carving! — and other simple but eye-catching fall tabletop, mantel arrangements or by your front door!

Great Idea from Boston.com - Make a pumpkin family portrait — no carving! — and other simple but eye-catching fall tabletop, mantel arrangements or by your front door!

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