11 No Carve Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkins!

by ThePrudentPatron on October 29, 2014
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Last year our 10 Sites for Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Template list was a huge hit. It is updated for this year so be sure to check that out for fun, creative and best of all FREE pumpkin carving templates!

However you are looking to try something different this year, or just want to find an easier way to decorate those pumpkins, I have have compiled 11 creative and fun ways to decorate your pumpkins that involve no carving at all! I can’t wait to show these to the kids!

Candy Corn Painted Pumpkins from Better Homes and Gardens
Henna Pumpkins from Think Crafts
Melted Crayon Pumpkins from The Swede Records
Mummy Pumpkin from Plaid Online
Leafy Decoupage Pumpkin from Better Homes and Gardens
Washi Tape Pumpkins from Real Simple
Duct Tape Pumpkin from Two Oh Two Seven
Candy Corn Pumpkin from Art Can’t Hurt
Sequin Pumpkin from Rabens Family
Chalkboard Pumpkin from Paper Princess Studio
Glitter Pumpkin Topiary from A Diamond in the Stuff

Which one do you think you’ll try?

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Whole Foods Deals 10/29 – 11/4

by ThePrudentPatron on October 29, 2014
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Whole Foods Deals 10/29 - 11/4

Whole Foods Deals 10/29 – 11/4

These deals are based on the Florida Whole Foods ad.
You can find the Whole Foods Deals for your region on our grocery app!
Just be sure to register for the app first before you download.

Whole Foods Deals 10/29 - 11/4

Here are the best Whole Foods deals this week:

Beverages

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Zevia, 6 pk – $5.99

Final Price: $3.99
Buy 1; Use (1) $2.00/1 coupon

Breakfast & Cereal

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Three Sisters Cereals, 21 – 27.5 oz – $4.99 – B1G1

Final Price: $2.49

Canned Goods & Soups

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Farmer’s Market Organic Canned Pumpkin, 15 oz – $1.66

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Imagine Soup, 16 oz – $3.29

Stacks With 

Stacks With 

  • $0.50/1 Imagine Broths, Soups or Gravies (Whole Foods Coupon) – The Whole Deal Sept/Oct 2014 – (exp. 11/30/14)
Final Price: $1.29
Buy 2; Use (2) $1.00/1 coupon; Use (1) $2.00/2 Whole Foods coupon

Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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Back to Nature Crackers, 6.5 oz – 7.5 oz – $2.99

Stacks With 

Stacks With 

  • $1.00/2 Back to Nature Cookie, Cracker, Juice or Granola Item (Whole Foods Coupon) – The Whole Deal Sept/Oct 2014 – (exp. 11/30/14)
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use (1) $1.00/1 coupon; Use (1) $1.00/1 Whole Foods coupon
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Clif Kit’s Organic Bars, 1.62 – 1.76 oz – $1.99

    • $0.50/1 Clif Mojo Bar; Includes Single Bar or Multi-Pack; DND – 6-8-14 SS – (exp. 11/02/14)

Stacks With 

Stacks With 

Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use (1) $0.50/1 coupon; Use (1) $0.50/1 Whole Foods coupon
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Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies, 6 oz – $3.99

Stacks With 

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.99
Final Price: $1.99
Buy 1; Use (1) $1.00/1 coupon; Includes Ibotta Offer

Dairy

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Lifeway Probugs, 4 pk – $5.99

Stacks With 

Stacks With 

  • $1.00/3 Lifeway ProBugs, 4 pk (Whole Foods Coupon) – The Whole Deal Sept/Oct 2014 – (exp. 11/30/14)
Final Price: $4.49
Buy 2; Use (2) $1.00/1 coupon; Use (1) $1.00/2 Whole Foods coupon
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So Delicious Yogurt, 6 oz – $1.99

Stacks With 

Stacks With 

  • $1.00/3 So Delicious Dairy Free Products (Whole Foods Coupon) – The Whole Deal Sept/Oct 2014 – (exp. 11/30/14)
Final Price: $0.66
Buy 3; Use (3) $1.00/1 coupon; Use (1) $1.00/3 Whole Foods coupon

Frozen Foods

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Alexia Fries, 15 oz – $3.49

    • $0.55/1 Alexia Frozen Potatoes, or Onion Rings – 10-5-14 SS – (exp. 11/16/14)
    • $1.00/2 Alexia Frozen Potatoes, or Onion Rings – 10-5-14 SS – (exp. 11/16/14)

Stacks With 

Stacks With 

  • $1.00/1 Alexia Item (Whole Foods Coupon) – The Whole Deal Sept/Oct 2014 – (exp. 11/30/14)
Final Price: $1.94
Buy 1; Use (1) $0.55/1 coupon; Use (1) $1.00/1 Whole Foods coupon

Meat, Poultry & Fish

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Wellshire Farms Fully Cooked Black Forest Salt Cured Bacon Slices, 2.1 oz – $6.99 – B1G1

Final Price: $3.49

Personal Care

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Rainbow Light Gummy Vitamin C Slices, 90 gummies – $5.99

Produce

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Apples, Organic, Gala, per lb – $1.99

Final Price: $1.49
Includes: Snap and Checkout 51 Rebate
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Kale, Green, Red or Lacinato, Organic, bunch – $2.00

Click here to see the complete list

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Aldi Deals 10/29 – 11/4

by ThePrudentPatron on October 29, 2014
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Aldi Deals 10/29 - 11/4

Aldi Deals 10/29 – 11/4

New to Aldi? Watch our  Aldi’s Video Store Guide!

These deals are based on the South Florida  Aldi ad. You can find the Aldi Deals for your region on our grocery app! Just be sure to register for the appfirst before you download.

Aldi Deals 10/29 - 11/4

Here are the best Aldi Deals this week:

Condiments, Spice & Baking

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Baker’s Corner Evaporated Milk, 12 oz – $0.65

Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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SimplyNature Fruit Squeezies, 12.7 oz – $1.79

Apple Banana or Apple Multi-Fruit

Dairy

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Fit & Active Pumpkin Pie Nonfat Yogurt, 6 oz – $0.39

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Happy Farms Cheese Block, 8 oz – $1.89

Grains, Pasta & Sides

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Chef’s Cupboard Chicken or Cornbread Stuffing Mix, 6 oz – $0.69

Meat, Poultry & Fish

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Kirkwood Fresh Family Pack Chicken Breasts, per lb – $1.89

Wednesday Only5 lb average weight

Produce

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Carrots, Whole, 2 lb – $0.99

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Onions, Sweet, 2 lb – $0.99

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Peppers, Multi Color, 14 oz – $0.99

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Potatoes, Baking, 5 lb – $0.99

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Squash, Acorn or Butternut, ea – $1.19

Miscellaneous

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Skylite Travel Accessory Assortment – $1.99

Luggage Strap, TSA-Approved Combination Lock, Carry-On Bottle Kit, or Carry-On Tubes

Click here to see the complete list
Note: Walmart price matches Aldi Deals!

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Free Halloween Printables

by ThePrudentPatron on October 28, 2014
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Free Halloween Printables

Free Halloween Printables

We love to decorate for Halloween.  We can’t get enough pumpkins, candy corn and cobwebs. This year I created these Halloween signs to add to our decorations! There are Welcome Trick-or-Treaters sings for the front door. Signs to leave with your bowl of candy if you won’t be home to pass out treats. If you’re having a party, there a signs for you buffet table. There are also fun decorative signs for everyone! My favorite is the Broom Parking.

Many sites charge for printables like these, but at The Prudent Patron we love free. You can download all of these Halloween Printables for FREE by clicking the links below. You can also print as many as you like. Find the ones which fit in perfectly with your decorations this year!

Free Halloween Printables

A Witch Lives Here with Her Little Monsters

Free Halloween Printables

Broom Parking Only All Others Will Be Toad!

Free Halloween Printables

Trick or Treaters Welcome

Free Halloween Printables

Happy Halloween

Free Halloween Printables

Eat Drink and Be Scary

Free Halloween Printables

Pick Your Poison

Free Halloween Printables

Knock if You Dare

Free Halloween Printables

Welcome Trick or Treaters

Free Halloween Printables

White Take a Treat Sign

Free Halloween Printables

Yellow Take a Treat Sign

I hope you enjoy these Halloween printables. We’d love to hear how you use them!

While you’re here, check out these other Halloween crafts, recipes, and freebies:

Shared at Thrifty Thursday

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Publix Deals 10/29 – 11/5 (Double Coupons)

by ThePrudentPatron on October 28, 2014
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Publix Deals 10/29 - 11/5 (Double Coupons)

Publix Deals 10/29 – 11/5 (Double Coupons)

Important Note: This sale starts on Wednesday and shows double coupons. If you shop at a Publix that does not doubles coupons, see our Publix Coupon Matchups Florida.

Want to see your Publix Deals on the go?
There’s a new mobile app that will help you save money at all the grocery and drug stores.
But you NEED to  register for the app first, before you download!
This will ensure you are able to print your coupons and get all the stores in your area!

Publix Deals 10/29 - 11/5 (Double Coupons)

$10 OFF $50 Gas Card when you buy $50 in Groceries In Ad Coupon

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Kraft Salad Dressing, 16 oz – $1.75

    • $0.55/1 Kraft Dressing, 16 oz; Limit 1 coupon per item, Redeemable at Publix – 10-19-14 SS – (exp. 11/16/14)

Stacks With 

  • $0.55/1 Kraft Salad Dressing, 16 oz (Publix Coupon) – 10-19-14 SS – (exp. 11/16/14)
Final Price: $0.65
Use $.55/1 Coupon; Combine with $.55/1 Publix Coupon
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Mueller’s Pasta or Hidden Veggie Pasta, 12 – 16 oz – $0.85

Excludes: Lasagna, Jumbo Shells, Manicotti, Gluten Free and Noodles

  • $1.00/2 Muellers Pasta Products – 9-21-14 SS – (exp. 11/20/14)
  • $1.00/2 Muellers Pot Sized Pasta – 9-21-14 SS – (exp. 11/20/14)
Final Price: $0.35
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Progresso Bread Crumbs, 15 oz – $1.04

Final Price: $0.04
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Truvia Nature’s Calorie Free Sweetener or Baking Blend, 24 oz – $3.35

Final Price: $1.35

Baby Food & Care

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Plum Organics Baby Food, Stage 2, 3 – 4 oz – $1.00

Final Price: Free

Home Supplies

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Angel Soft, 12 Double Roll or 24 Single Roll – $5.00

Stacks With 

Final Price: $3.35
Buy 2; Use (2) $.45/1 Coupons; Combine with $1.50/2 Target Coupon
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Cascade Dishwasher Detergent, Gel or Powder, 75 oz or ActionPacs, 14 – 20 ct – $3.99

Excludes: Complete 45 or 75 oz

Stacks With 

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.44
Final Price: Free
Free After Mail In Rebate;Cannot use Coupon if you submit for rebate

Personal Care

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Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste, 6 oz – $1.99

Love to Save, Love to Save Here

  • $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or Larger – 10-26-14 SS – (exp. 11/15/14)
  • $1.00/2 Colgate Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or Larger – 10-26-14 SS – (exp. 11/15/14)
Final Price: $0.99
Click here to see the complete list

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Winn Dixie Deals 10/29 – 11/4

by ThePrudentPatron on October 28, 2014
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Winn Dixie Deals 10/29 - 11/4Winn Dixie Deals 10/29 – 11/4

Here are the best Winn Dixie deals and coupon match-ups for the week!
To see the FULL printable list of deals go to our Winn Dixie Coupon Matchups.

Want to see your Winn Dixie Deals on the go?
There’s a new, free mobile app that will help you save money at all the grocery and drug stores.
But you NEED to  register for the app first, before you download!
This will ensure you are able to print your coupons and get all the stores in your area!

Winn Dixie Deals 10/29 - 11/4

Multi-Item Deals

Double Play! Buy (1) Ocean Cafe Crab Cakes OR Bites, get (1) bottle of Atlantic Spicy Sriracha Sauce FREE!

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Atlantic Spicy Sriracha Sauce, 8 oz

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Ocean Cafe Crab Cakes OR Bites, 15 – 17 oz

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Halloween 4 Day Sale 10/29 – 11/1

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Agrosuper Party Wings, 10 lb bag – $19.99

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Apple Cheese Tray, in produce – $9.99

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Fresh Baked Platters, in the bakery – $8.99

Brownies, 24 ct OR Cookies, 36 ct

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Fresh Made Cupcakes, 24 ct in the bakery – $12.99 – Earn an additional 10¢ per gallon for every 1 purchased

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Gourmet Cookies, 6 ct fresh baked – $3.99 – B1G1

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Hillshire Farms Lit’l Smokies, 13 – 14 oz – $4.49 – B1G1

  • $0.75/2 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage Product – 10-5-14 RP – (exp. 11/16/14)
Final Price: $1.87
Buy (2); Use (1) $0.75/2 coupon
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Home Run Inn Ultra Thin Pizza, 16.32 – 32 oz – $4.00

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Nabisco Single Serve Tray Packs, 20 ct – $6.99

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Pepsi Products, 2 L – $1.25

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Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, M&M’s or 3 Musketeers Mini’s or Fun Size, 10 – 12 oz – $3.00

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Wholly Guacamole, 8 oz – $2.00

Final Price: $1.00

Make-A-Meal!; Buy (2) Tombstone Pizzas and get Totino’s Pizza Rolls, 7UP variety 2 L AND Lindy’s Italian Ice FREE!

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7UP Products, 2 L

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Lindy’s Italian Ice, 6 oz

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Tombstone Pizza, 16 – 29 oz – $6.50

Includes: Select varieties

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Totino’s Pizza Rolls, 15 ct

What-A-Deal!; Buy (2) Olay body wash OR bar soap and get Aussie Shampoo OR Conditioner, Secret Deodorant, Satin Care Shave Gel AND TopCare Liquid Hand Soap FREE!

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Aussie Shampoo OR Conditioner, 13.5 oz

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Gillette Foamy Shave Cream, 11 oz

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Olay Bath Soap, 6 bars – $6.00

Final Price: $4.00
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Olay Body Wash, 23.6 oz – $6.00

Final Price: $5.00
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Satin Care Shave Gel, 7 oz

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Secret Invisible Solid Deodorant, 2.6 oz or Wide Solid 2.7 oz

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TopCare Liquid Hand Soap, 7.5 oz

B1G1

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Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, 11 – 12 oz – $2.39 – B1G1

Final Price: $0.86
Buy (6); Use (2) $1.00/3 coupons
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Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, 9 – 16 oz – $4.99 – B1G1

Final Price: $1.75
Buy (2); Use (1) $1.50/1 coupon

Beverages

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Seattle’s Best Coffee, 12 oz – $4.99

Final Price: $2.99
Buy (1); Use (1) $2.00/1 coupon

Frozen Foods

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Farm Rich Appetizers, 18 – 24 oz – $5.00

Final Price: $3.50
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Hot OR Lean Pockets, 9 oz – $2.00

  • $0.50/3 Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets Sandwiches, 8 – 9 oz – 8-17-14 RP – (exp. 11/30/14)
  • $1.00/1 Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets Sandwiches, 12 ct – 8-17-14 RP – (exp. 11/30/14)
  • $1.00/2 Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets Sandwiches, 8 – 9 oz – 8-17-14 RP – (exp. 11/30/14)
Final Price: $1.00
Buy (2); Use (1) $1.00/1 coupon

Fuel Rewards

Bonus FuelPerks! Buy $20 worth of select P&G items in any combination and get 20¢ per gallon in FuelPerks!

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Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers, 4.9 – 13 oz – $3.50

Final Price: $1.75
Buy (2); Use (1) B1G1 coupon
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Tide Laundry Detergent – $5.99

Includes: 24 – 32 loads liquid, 31 – 40 loads powder

Final Price: $3.99
Click here to see the complete list

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How to Keep Your Pumpkin from Rotting

by ThePrudentPatron on October 27, 2014
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How to Keep Your Pumpkin from Rotting
How to Keep Your Pumpkin from Rotting

Pumpkins are produce so it is impossible to keep them from rotting, but we can take steps before and after purchase to help our pumpkins last longer. We want our pumpkin to be spooky, not ugly. Use these simple steps to keep your pumpkin perfect long past Halloween.

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin:

  • Shop locally- The fresher the pumpkin, the longer it will last. Picking your pumpkin right from the patch is ideal, but not always possible if you live in the city.
  • Check for blemishes – Give your pumpkin a good once over before you purchase it. Be sure your pumpkin if free of any visible  marks or blemishes before you buy it.
  • Feel for soft spots – Even if the pumpkin looks blemish free, it can be starting to rot on the inside. feel for bruises or soft spots.

Now that you have the perfect pumpkin, it is time to clean and seal it to ensure it stays that way!

Clean and Seal:

  1. Clean the exterior of the pumpkin with a damp cloth.
  2. Fill a spray bottle with this bleach solution = 1 tablespoon of bleach per quart of water.
  3. Carve your pumpkin. Use one of these FREE Pumpkin Carving Templates
  4. After carving, spray all the carved areas of the pumpkin and thoroughly spray the inside as well. This will kill the surface bacteria that can cause rotting.
  5. Allow the bleach solution to penetrate and dry for appoximately 20 minutes
  6. Once dry, rub all of the carved surfaces with petroleum jelly. This keeps new bacteria out and reduces dehydration (wrinkled pumpkin face).
  7. Wipe away excess petroleum jelly with a paper towel.

To further prevent your pumpkin form getting a case of the uglies, keep your pumpkin out of direct sunlight. Place the pumpkin in a cool, dry spot (above freezing).

Or avoid the carving altogether, and try one of these 11 No Carve Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin.

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Resources: Pumpkin Patches and More

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