4 Methods To Preserve Your Pumpkin For The Halloween Season



  • Freshly Picked Pumpkin
  • Paper Towels
  • Petroleum Jelly (like Vasoline)
  • Borax Powder Soap
  • Peppermint Castile Soap (like Dr. Bronner's)
  • Clear Acrylic Spray Paint 

    Method 1
    Thoroughly dry your pumpkin with a paper towel, and then apply a nice thick coat of petroleum jelly to the entire inside surface. This will help to preserve the color and keep it firm.

    Method 2
    Sprinkle a generous amount of borax powder soap on the inside of the pumpkin, and gently rub it into the flesh. This will create a protective crust of borax and help to prevent mold from growing in your pumpkin.
    borax powder on pumpkin

    Method 3
    Dry your pumpkin with a paper towel, and then gently smooth a layer of peppermint castile soap to the inside surface. This technique will help to preserve the condition of then inside of the pumpkin.
    layer of peppermint castile soap on pumpkin

    Method 4
    Pat dry your pumpkin with a paper towel.  Spray a layer of clear acrylic paint, allow to dry. Repeat several layers, allowing each layer to dry in between. Please note: you must wait for your pumpkin to dry completely before placing any lights in your pumpkin. This technique creates a nice gloss inside the pumpkin while helping to keep it dry and preserve it longer. 
    layer of clear acrylic paint on pumpkin