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Topic: Pumpkins! Please share your Jack O Lanterns  (Read 25909 times)
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« Reply #70 on: October 31, 2006 10:33:11 AM »

Is it possible to preserve a Jack-o-Lantern? Like coat it in shellac or something?

After I carve out the faces, I put Vaseline on the cuts. I also put my jack-o-lanterns in the fridge during the day and display them all lit up at night.

And for an emergency and the pumpkin looks beyond repairable and shriveled, I fill up a big bucket with water and leave the pumpkin submerged for a few hours, it comes out looking new and fresh.
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« Reply #71 on: October 31, 2006 10:52:58 AM »

Is it possible to preserve a Jack-o-Lantern? Like coat it in shellac or something?

After I carve out the faces, I put Vaseline on the cuts. I also put my jack-o-lanterns in the fridge during the day and display them all lit up at night.

And for an emergency and the pumpkin looks beyond repairable and shriveled, I fill up a big bucket with water and leave the pumpkin submerged for a few hours, it comes out looking new and fresh.

Good tips! But I think she was talking long term...like to keep and use again? That's what I was thinking.

In terms of short term freshness, I find keeping it in the fridge and sprayed with water works well too
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« Reply #72 on: October 31, 2006 12:42:24 PM »

Hi all!  I just thought I'd show everyone this awesome experiment on pumpkin preservation, as I don't think it's been linked yet.  I carved mine on friday, and it had already shrivelled up something awful, so I soaked it in the bleach/cold water solution overnight, and it plumped right back up.  I did this since I won't need it for very long anyway.  Anyhow, enjoy:

http://www.myscienceproject.org/pumpkin.html
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« Reply #73 on: October 31, 2006 12:49:24 PM »

Hi all!  I just thought I'd show everyone this awesome experiment on pumpkin preservation, as I don't think it's been linked yet.  I carved mine on friday, and it had already shrivelled up something awful, so I soaked it in the bleach/cold water solution overnight, and it plumped right back up.  I did this since I won't need it for very long anyway.  Anyhow, enjoy:

http://www.myscienceproject.org/pumpkin.html

How funny!  I was just about to post a link to this project. Smiley

But for long term (year after year) preservation I'm really not sure.  You could try sealing it with resin.  They also sell carvable, artificial pumkins that are meant to be kept for years.
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« Reply #74 on: October 31, 2006 02:28:54 PM »

Okay! Here are ours:
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And spooky tree for the FH...


It's our first attempts to carve since we were kids...It was so much fun! Thanks again for the inspiration!!
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« Reply #75 on: October 31, 2006 02:44:49 PM »

I made it today, and lookit! It's my first one, ever, so it's sort of messy... But it's so cute because it's tiny  Cheesy, it's seriously about 5cm tall. Meet Mellow:
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And to see how tiny it is:
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« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2006 02:45:58 PM »

aww mellow is adorable!!!!!!!!! is that really a pumpkin!!
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« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2006 02:59:29 PM »

Is it possible to preserve a Jack-o-Lantern? Like coat it in shellac or something?

After I carve out the faces, I put Vaseline on the cuts. I also put my jack-o-lanterns in the fridge during the day and display them all lit up at night.

And for an emergency and the pumpkin looks beyond repairable and shriveled, I fill up a big bucket with water and leave the pumpkin submerged for a few hours, it comes out looking new and fresh.

Good tips! But I think she was talking long term...like to keep and use again? That's what I was thinking.

In terms of short term freshness, I find keeping it in the fridge and sprayed with water works well too

*Ahem* I think you mean he. Other than that, you're right. I was looking for long-term solutions. Given some thought and an extensive google search, I don't think its really plausible to save a Jack-o-Lantern for more than a week or so.
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« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2006 05:57:35 PM »

The boyfriend and I bought the fake pumpkins from Michael's and carved them. They weren't as sturdy as real pumpkins (obviously) but they definitely were cleaner and better to keep in our second-story apartment! You also cannot use real candles in them, so luckily for my best friend's wedding they used battery-powered "candles" and I just happened to have two!  Cheesy

Mine, freehanded but based on a pattern in a children's carving book


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« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2006 08:28:08 PM »

Triforce (husband's):
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a382/Amalas/IMG_1827.jpg

Navi (mine, design from here):
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a382/Amalas/IMG_1828.jpg

Somehow I think it's mildly unfair that he picked an easy design, while mine took way longer.  *pout*   Grin
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