The candy is long gone — handed out to happy trick-or-treaters who hit your house in droves. While it may be time to take down the spooky decorations, there’s no need to throw that beautifully carved pumpkin in the trash. There are plenty of ways to get further life out of your jack-o-lantern, whether you carved it up or painted it.
It’s easy to forget about your carved up pumpkin. But rather than letting it sit outside, slowing turning into a rotting pile of sludge, give your local birds a treat with this easy to build bird feeder. Not only will they eat the seed, they’ll even give your pumpkin a go too!
Maybe you didn’t carve up your pumpkin and left it whole. If so, why not use it to get ready for November’s main holiday, Thanksgiving? This turkey pumpkin can greet your guests just like your jack-o-lantern did.
Again, if you’ve carved up your pumpkin and left it outside for the last week, digging in is probably ill-advised. However, getting a few great meals out of an uncarved pumpkin is easy. From toasting the seeds to creating a curry, you’ll see that pumpkin is so much more than a spicy flavor for your latte.
Did you know that a pumpkin and its seeds actually make a great face mask and scrub? Full of skin-loving vitamins and minerals, you can make sure you look less-than-scary after your Halloween.
Have you been looking at your pumpkin wondering what to do with it? Maybe you have a better way we missed out on. Let us know below!