Preserve Your Jack-o-lantern with Petroleum Jelly

Carve your pumpkin as you normally would and then protect all of the cut surfaces by coating them with petroleum jelly.
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Preserve Your Jack-o-lantern with Petroleum Jelly

Depending on weather conditions, a carved pumpkin typically last from 1 - 7 days. Other options for extending the life of your carved pumpkin are listed below.
  • There are products available on the market that can be sprayed onto your pumpkin, or that you can dip your pumpkin into.
  • The carved pumpkin can also be sprayed with a mild mixture of household bleach and water. The bleach will kill organisms that cause rotting.
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