DIY: 7+ Super Clever Pumpkin Carving Hacks

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Do you love decorating and carving pumpkins this time of year with your kiddos, but don’t want to end up fighting with the kitchen knife to stab out only a few triangle eyes and a toothy smile? Well it doesn’t have to be that way though. In this wonderful video from BuzzFeed, we learn 7 great hacks to carve a pumpkin without the messy struggle.

We have also included other genius pumpkin carving tracks that will save you time, extend the life of your pumpkin and prevent your pumpkin carving ambitions from turning into Pinterest fails.

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8. Keep the pumpkin hydrated with petroleum jelly: Cover intricate, cut surfaces with Vaseline to slow down the dehydration of the pumpkin and prevent it from turning brown and curling up. (via Pinterest)

 

 

9. Delay the growth of mold with silica gel packets: Drop a few of these tiny rectangular silica gel pouches into your jack-o’-lantern for a longer-lasting creation. Note: Remember to not place the packets on a lit candle!

 

 

10. Cut off the BOTTOM of the pumpkin instead of the top: No more wrestling to get a lit candle down into the bottom of the pumpkin with this awesome trick. (via Happy Hooligans)

 

If you want to skip the carving all together and just want to paint it, here are a few cool ideas you can try!

11. Painted Pumpkins with Glittered Stems: Paint your pumpkins to match any color scheme and then give them a glittered stem! (via Aunt Peaches)

 

 

12. DIY Glow In The Dark Pumpkins: Skip carving all together! Just draw all sorts of pretty patterns on your pumpkins with glow in the dark paint! (via I Love To Create)

 

 

13. Mr. Potato Head Pumpkin: We love this idea and is perfect for a toddler or preschooler. (Via Pinterest)

 

 

14. Chalkboard Pumpkins: Write out your favorite Halloween words on these chalkboard pumpkins. This is perfectly safe and pumpkin craft for your kiddos! (via Momtastic)

 

 

15. Gilittered Pumpkin: Because everything is just away better when it sparkles! (via HGTV)

 

Bonus: How To Make Your Pumpkin Last Longer!!

Go –> HERE (via My Frugal Adventures)

 

Do you have any pumpkin carving tips or favourite hacks? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below or let us know in our Facebook group. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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