It’s almost time to carve your jack o’lantern for Halloween! Usually, October isn’t all that cold, so the pumpkins start to crawl with bugs fore a few days have gone by. This, of course, makes the pumpkins look awful and add an ick factor to your home that doesn’t have anything to do with a holiday.
EcoSmart Plastics and Repellem has a better idea.
Carve your pumpkin as usual, but scrape out a little more of the pulp that you ordinarily would. Cut out the face – make it scary!
Take a Repellem trash bag and line the inside of your carved pumpkin with it. Then, put a battery-powered fake candle in the center – a big wide one looks best. DO NOT use a real candle with a plastic trash bag inside the pumpkin!
When you put this red-lined jack o’lantern on the porch or front step and turn on the battery-powered light inside it, step back and admire: The pumpkin’s face will glow and bring out the red of the lining, and the look is unmistakably HALLOWEEN! Plus, your pumpkin will not become infested with insects at all; the bugs won’t even know it’s there, and this means your pumpkin will stay fresh longer, too.
Those glowing red eyes will bring some oohs and aahs from your little trick-or-treaters, too.
I’ve been doing my jack o’lanterns this way for four years now, and each year look creepier With Halloween pumpkins, that’s exactly the effect I want!
(Remember: no candles! Battery-powered lights only!)