WAYS TO SAVE THE PUMPKIN AFTER HALLOWEEN

Now that Halloween is over and you got a few jack o’ laterns to discard, come up with a much better thing to do with it first before deciding to chuck it. There are ways you can do to save the pumpkins.

As per environmental waste charity Hubbub, there are about 15 million squashes thrown out every year. While there are hundreds of ways to cook it, you might not be keen on eating  one that has been exposed for days. However, we’ve come up with a list of creative things you can do to not let this beautiful vegetable left for trash.

  1. FACIAL MASK

We know pumpkins are good for the eyes. Whatever is good for the eyes is linked to be great for the skin. Pumpkin is rich with vitamins and enzymes that give the skin a fresh look. Applying pumpkin facial mask to your face would remove the dead skin cells. This helps in brightening the complexion.

Find out how it’s done here.

  1. PUMPKIN SNOWMAN

Since Halloween is over, Christmas season has begun. You can turn your carved pumpkin into a Christmas display. Of course, we all know that these vegetables would soon shrivel. There are ways to preserve it from molding and rotting. Once you’ve carried out all the steps to preserving it, you can start building your frosty the pumpkin.

Learn how it’s done here.

  1. BIRD FEEDER

A great way to recycle an old vegetable is by using it to benefit the wild life. Carved gourds that are upcycled as pumpkin bird feeders aren’t just DIY project that bring out the artist in you. This can serve as a post Halloween treat for the birds too!

How to make one can be seen here.

  1. CENTERPIECE

We have already tackled pumpkin centerpieces on our previous article. Click the link to get inspiring ideas to transform your jack o lanterns into gorgeous display to add to for your tablescape.

  1. COMPOST YOUR PUMPKIN

Chop your leftover pumpkin into bits and mix it in the compost pile. This should be ready for usage by next spring. This can be used to grow a beautiful garden next year.

More ideas on our website www.experienceeco.com.