Coat Jack-O'-Lantern Cuts with Vaseline

To prolong the life of your jack-o-lantern after making the cuts, coat the cuts with petroleum jelly.

Source: Backyard Living magazine.

By Elaine from IA

October 13, 20080 found this helpful

I hadn't thought about that. But it makes sense! I'm definitely going to have to try that this year!

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October 13, 20080 found this helpful

Awesome. I can't wait to try this. We always wait to the last minute because the pumpkin doesn't keep. Thanks for the great tip.

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October 13, 20080 found this helpful

To make your jack-o-lantern smell nice, sprinkle some cinnamon on the inside of the lid. The heat from the candle will enhance the aroma.

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October 14, 20080 found this helpful

Good idea. Do you have any suggestions to keep the gnats away if you keep it outside?

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October 23, 20150 found this helpful

Vickie -- I think coating all the surfaces with petroleum jelly will do the trick.

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