With Halloween coming up on Thursday (10/31/19), many kids have already carved their pumpkins.
I am seeing Jack-O-Lanterns on doorsteps all over the lakes area and more online photos of the creations made over this past weekend. So I was wondering, how can these people work to keep them looking as fresh as possible days prior to the holiday? I am an HGTV freak, so off I went.
- Clean the inside thoroughly. Dry it thoroughly, too.
- Apply some petroleum jelly or oil on the carved edges – BUT BE CAREFUL…FLAMMABLE! Use a glow stick or battery light.
- Store it in the fridge (do we need to do that in Minnesota? It’s like a fridge out there already!)
- Rehydrate the pumpkin daily. Spray with water. Or spray with a water/bleach mix to keep bacteria from growing.
- Don’t carve it. Paint or draw on it instead
Unless you want a geriatric-looking Jack, then ignore this.
Either way…. Happy Pumpkining! And good luck!