With only two weeks left until Halloween arrives in Chattanooga, residents are beginning to collect, carve, and decorate their pumpkins in hopes to repel the things that go bump in the night.
However, carving a giant orange vegetable is not as easy as some make it out to be, so I’ve come up with a few tips to get the most out of your pumpkins and make the decorating experience easier. So you can get back to what’s really important, like trick or treating or scaring the neighbor’s kids.
The main issue with pumpkin carving is they eventually begin to shrivel up and go bad. One of the best ways to prolong the life of that little orange guy on your porch is to slather it in petroleum jelly after you finished cutting it up.
Of course you can extend the life of the pumpkin more by not carving it at all. Instead use paint and decorate it with different colors and designs. My favorite way is to cover them in chalkboard paint and draw on them with chalk. That way if I mess up, I can just erase it and try again! You could also use the pumpkin as an outdoor vase for flowers.