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  • Gulf Coast Sea Breeze

    How to preserve your carved pumpkin: 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.” (It's worth a try!)

  • Trisha Rice

    “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.” #halloween #diy #pumpkin

  • Cindy Sheffield

    Pumpkin Carving Tip - Another pinner says; After you scoop out & carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach & water. (use 1 tbsp of bleach 1 gal of water) The bleach will kill bacteria & help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry (drain upside down) add 2 T. of vinegar & 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.

  • Jessica Shervanick

    “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.” #Holiday #Samhain #Pumpkins #Autumn #Celtic #Witch #Magic

  • Trish Cusack

    How to Preserve a Halloween Pumpkin? The purpose of this experiment was to test the effectiveness of various methods of preserving a carved pumpkin (jack o' lantern).

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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.

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.

“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.”

"Sure son, we’re going trick or treating, you'll get lot's of candy, I’ll meet single mom's, maybe even find you a bro or a sis. We'll go home later and (if's there is a later, hahaha(whispers the Great Pumpkin) the father looks around, thought he heard something) Let's go son, we'll take a shortcut to get back home", "but pa, I thought we were going to get more candy?" "Oh we will, we'll stop at some homes on the way there" "okay pa"..."In this mornings news, the disappearance of...."

This experiment demonstrated the control pumpkin (with no treatment) probably fared the best. When searching the internet for tips to prevent rotting and molding for our Jack o' Lantern, I stumbled upon this little gem. How helpful and interesting. Guess I will just let nature run its course with our Elmo pumpkin.

pumpkinheadElizabeth, OMG I sooooooooo am gonna attempt to make this creepy cute little pumpkin girl!

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So fun to carve a punkin' and put a candle in it! And, bake up the seeds with oil and salt... yum yum. :)

I want to make a few of these, but I haven't been able to find the small pumpkins when out at the stores. I was looking at other gourdes to use instead, but I'd prefer to have the pumpkins. We need to get the push pins for this project.

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