How To Make Pumpkins Last Longer
It’s FALL and that means every girl has hit up a local pumpkin patch or farm stand and raided their pumpkins. This girl sure did. While we don’t have a large front porch, the last few years I have loved adding some fall decor, aka pumpkins to our front steps. But last year ours didn’t last all season thanks to chipmunks, deer and rotting. So I wondered how to make pumpkins last longer and thanks to Pinterest I decided to give this a try.
Yes I am that girl raided her local nursery for white pumpkins and pink/purple mums.
I love neutral colors and actually cannot stand red or orange so none for fall and none for Christmas at our home!
Here is a few pics from last year
Okay, now for the DIY to see if this will prolong the pumpkins!
What you need:
- Matte Clear Enamel Spray
My awesome hubby picked this up at Lowes.
Step 1: Clean off the pumpkins. I used warm water with some bleach.
Step 2: Be sure to dry pumpkins before spraying.
Step 3: Place pumpkin on cardboard and spray generously. I sprayed the bottoms first then the sides and lastly the step.
Step 4: Let dry
They didn’t stay as shiny as I thought they would but they still look pretty.
Now we wait and see if any animals eat them and if they last longer!
Gotta love a quick DIY. Ill update at the end of the season but was so easy!
Happy Pumpkin Decorating