If you are like me, the crisp autumn weather brings on a fall decorating itch.
I love getting my porch fall-ready but sadly my pumpkins never seem to last…sigh.
I literally have a solution to make those fall pumpkins last longer…get excited!
Here’s all you will need to unlock this lasting pumpkin potion secret.
One over-zealous fall decorator
Real pumpkins of choice
Spray UV – resistant sealer
Unfortunately those beautiful pumpkins come with some uninvited guests. Mainly bacteria, fungi, and mold….ewwwww. No worries, with just a little TLC your pumpkins will remain Jack-O-Latern ready.
First – prepare a bucket of bleach water and wash your pumpkins throughly. Allow them to dry and repeat.
After pumpkins are dry give them 2 to 3 coats of outdoor UV sealer. Allow time to dry between coats and make sure to get all sides of the pumpkin with the sealer.
It’s just that easy.
Now you have helped stop potential mold growth in its tracks and provided a UV barrier from the elements.
Like pumpkin sunscreen
After you carve your pumpkins later this fall, spray them with a bleach solution.
This will also help prevent signs of aging – on your pumpkins – not you. If only this pumpkin Botox solution worked as well on us!
Easy peasy…a simple solution for pumpkin preservation.
Happy Fall Y’all
I’m definitely going to have to try this trick! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Kari…let me know what you think! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by 😉
This spring I found last year’s halloween pumpkins in the yard under the snow that Husband has “thrown out”. I may have to do this just to protect myself from his laziness…
The Accidental Mama
hahahaha! So funny!
Great tips! Pinning!
noelani meirowsky says
Awesome tip Becki! I am always worried about putting pumpkins out too early because of this. Thanks!
Yes!! My porch is half done. I was waiting to get my pumpkins for this very reason. Will be doing this ASAP!!
Hi Mimi…I am in the same boat…I am always super excited to get those pumpkins out on my porch. Let me know how it works for you and thanks for stopping by!
Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family says
I’ve never heard of this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I cannot wait to give it a try.
Hi Megan…Yes…come back and let me know how it worked for you!
Meg - Life of Meg says
I definitely need to try this out to keep them from getting gross this year! Thanks for the tip, lady! 🙂
What a nice find! I’ve had pumpkins go bad on me before and it’s not a fun thing! I’ll have to give it a try!
Yes…me too! Let me know if it helps to preserve yours and thanks for stopping by!
Pinned! No more saggy pumpkins for me. 🙂
I love it…just say no to saggy pumpkins 😉