how close to halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

Do you have a special way to carve a pumpkin?
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Re: how close to halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

Post by Andybev01 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:44 am

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Re: how close to halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

Post by Midnite Shadow » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:01 am

It's cold enough outside that carved pumpkins around here keep for a good long while. The other trick Iheard was to put Vaseline on the carved edges and that will maintain it for awhile longer than without it.
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Re: how close to halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

Post by Jack Skellington » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:29 am

Midnite Shadow wrote:The other trick Iheard was to put Vaseline on the carved edges and that will maintain it for awhile longer than without it.
Thanks for the tip Midnite! :wink: :)
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Re: how close to halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

Post by Li H'Sen Chang » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:42 am

I wait to carve mine until the day before Halloween but I do complex Universal Monster so they only last day or 2.
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Re: how close to halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

Post by MauEvig » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:06 pm

Probably will depend on if I have to work or not. But I often carve the pumpkin either the night before, or the day of Halloween.
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Re: how close to halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

Post by Pumpkin_Man » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:34 am

Starting Oct 1st I have at least 1 carved jack o'lantern in the house at all times, and 3 or 4 on the 'big day' itself.

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Re: how close to halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

Post by Murfreesboro » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:32 am

I generally carve mine the day before or the day of, because around here they can rot if the weather is still warm, as it often is in October.

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Re: how close to halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

Post by Pumpkin_Man » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:44 am

They allways rot when they're inside the house. That's why I will have one for about a week, throw it out and carve a new one, keep that for a week and so on. Then on the night before Halloween I'll carve 3, or even 4 if I'm feeling extravagant, and put one out on the porch for the ToTers and the others keep me company while I watch horror movies, roast hot dogs in the fire place or play spooky music.

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