How to Preserve Your Carved Pumpkin with Household Items!

Ok, there is a reason I had pumpkin guts to play with yesterday and was able to show you how to make your own pumpkin facial. Can you guess why? I finally carved my Halloween pumpkin! I don’t like to carve it too soon because of the inevitable wilting and molding that comes along with it. It’s such a disappointment to make it to Halloween only to find your pumpkin rotted before the actual day!

I’m sure most of you are getting ready to start carving your pumpkins now if you haven’t done so already. If you want to make sure your pumpkin survives until Halloween, there is a very simple solution! Ready?

Here is what you’re going to need:

  • Carved Pumpkin
  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Bucket

*If you don’t have a bucket big enough for your pumpkin, don’t worry! Grab a garbage bag and your pumpkin and head to the tub! Follow the next steps. Once your mixture is in the bag, tie it off!

Once you have your bucket ready, place your carved pumpkin gently inside.

Now, pour 2/3 cup bleach into the bucket and fill with enough water to submerge the pumpkin. Place the lid in there too!

Make sure your bucket is out of the way because you want your pumpkin to sit in the bleach water for 24 hours! During this time the pumpkin will disinfect itself and the water it soaks up will aid in the prevention of mold (just remember, it can’t keep it off forever, it’s just going to hinder the growth and extend the life of your pumpkin).

After 24 hours, pull your pumpkin out of the water and pour out any excess that might be sitting inside.

*If you’re using a garbage bag instead of a bucket, simply untie the bag to open and let the water drain out into the tub.

Once your pumpkin is out of the water, set it out to dry.

Once your pumpkin is dry, it is ready to grace the scariest of haunted houses!

That’s all there is to it! This was super easy, wasn’t it?!

Now your pumpkin will be set to party on Halloween night!

Thanks for reading! Please share with your friends so their pumpkins make it to the party too! 🙂

 

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