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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2006 07:11:41 AM »

You can keep them fresh by keeping them in the fridge when they are not lit up and glowing.

It was always too warm to leave them outside all day and night before Halloween.

PS..the carved pumpkins are great! I love the cheshire cat one.

« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2006 07:15:14 AM »

These are so nice..I always freze up every year, and end up carving nothing...but this year I HAVE to do something...I have 7 pumkins!

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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2006 08:31:37 AM »

Does anyone know how to get carved pumpkin's to stay "fresh"? I'm carving one for work, but I don't want do carve it too early for fear that it will start to go soft and smelly..  Huh

The number one way I've read is to soak it in water overnight.   but ive also heard that you can cover the inside with a layer of petroleum jelly and that will slow down the rotting process also.  i think you can also buy sprays at the store that are supposed to slow it down.   

We are carving ours this weekend.   I want to get away from using the patterns from the books in the store but my creativity seems to stop at triangles and teethy smiles.
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2006 08:47:40 AM »

*nods* putting petroleum jelly on the cut edges helps, but I would also suggest putting the whole thing into the fridge when not in use (i.e., lit) to preserve it.

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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2006 08:56:53 AM »

oh, I'm excited that I found this post. I'm carving my pumpkin(s) soon and will post pics asap.  Wink

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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2006 06:58:49 AM »

I really like bubba*tink's big eyed one, it's adorable///  Cheesy
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2006 07:08:50 AM »

Does anyone know how to get carved pumpkin's to stay "fresh"? I'm carving one for work, but I don't want do carve it too early for fear that it will start to go soft and smelly..  Huh

I know there are sprays you can buy...But for some reason I remember when we were littl we used to rub vaseline on the inside of them. Did it work??? Hmm I don't remember i was a kid and didnt think about it. But I know we did it..haha. goodluck!!
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2006 08:39:50 AM »

Ooh. Chicago_essie, yours are very pretty! I like the "hole punched" initial mongram idea, and the stars! Cheesy

« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2006 09:36:03 AM »

Here are ours so far. We plan to do more. Mine is on the left and hub's is on the right.

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