What to do With Your Pumpkins this Fall

What can you do with your pumpkin?

You read last week all of the pumpkin things we like to take advantage of in the fall. We hope you were able to try some! We’ve already made batches of the pumpkin spice coffee creamer.

With pumpkins being everywhere now, what else can you do with them? Obviously, you can carve them. It’s a great activity to do with friends and family, and they make for authentic and adorable fall decorations, in or outside of the home.

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Make a pumpkin planter! If your pumpkin isn’t carved yet, cut off the top and take out all the guts and flesh from inside. You can still do this if you have a carved pumpkin, you’ll just already have the insides taken out! Just pack some potting soil into your pumpkin until it is about one-third full. You may need to do some extra packing to keep the soil from falling out of your pumpkin’s face if it’s carved. Put your plant into the pumpkin, and fill it out with more potting soil. And you’re done!

If you’d rather avoid the mess, you can paint them! Painting pumpkins has been a popular decorating idea recently, and you can find all kinds of inspiration on Pinterest. You can also glue glitter or other decorations to your pumpkin.

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This next one might sound a little weird, but just go with it! Pumpkins are rich in zinc and vitamins A, C and E, which makes pumpkin purée healthy to apply to the skin. This is one of the most awesome uses for the pumpkin that we’ve found. Here’s a mask you can make at one with three simple ingredients!

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Pumpkins can be a great addition to any fall get-together or Halloween party. Take a pumpkin, hollow it out, throw some ice in it and put your sodas or beer in! What a creative way to keep your tasty beverages cold!

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