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Learn how to preserve your pumpkins and decorative gourds so they last all season!
Thanks to Pinterest, I’m really enjoying this time of year. I saw this pin about how to make your gourds and pumpkins last longer and look prettier. I was in such a hurry to get fall started that I purchased my pumpkins the day they showed up in the stores, so I’m afraid they won’t last the whole season.
I’m one of those people who keeps up my fall decor until the day after Thanksgiving, when the Christmas decorations go up. So I’m using this little trick to preserve pumpkins and other decorative gourds!
How to Preserve Pumpkins and Decorative Gourds:
|Soak them stem side down to keep them from bobbing up out of the water|
2) After letting them sit for 10 minutes or so, dry them off and then buff with Vaseline and a soft cloth to make them shiny.
|See how pretty they are now?|
Get the look: