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How to Preserve Carved Pumpkins

Natural Pumpkin Preserve Spray

How to Preserve Carved Pumpkins
How to Preserve Carved Pumpkins
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Carving pumpkins is a fun family activity, but it's a shame how quickly they're gone after so much work and artistry goes into them. Learn How to Preserve Carved Pumpkins in this DIY tutorial so you can enjoy your gorgeous gourd a little longer. Many pumpkin preservation solutions are filled with chemicals, but this recipe is natural. The peppermint is a deterrent for bugs that would eat away at your pumpkin Picasso. No need to tear down the Halloween decorations early; just preserve your pumpkin with this homemade spray.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsNature Material

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts

Beginner

SeasonFall

HolidayHalloween

Project TypeMake a Project

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I am so glad I come across this tutorial on how to preserve carved pumpkins with a natural ingredient. I know I get upset carving that just right pumpkin for Halloween only to find out a couple days later that it is soggy from rot after all the time spent to make it. Who would have known that peppermint castile soap and peppermint essential oil would help preserve it and I bet makes it smell good too. How long does it last? I would love to make some extras to use as yard decorations. Great tutorial.

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