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Things to Do with Pumpkins Besides Carving Them

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Pumpkins are an October staple, but sometimes you may want to mix up your use of them from the classic Jack-o-lantern. Today the Azure Villas Blog has ideas for creative uses for your pumpkin so you can add an autumnal charm to your apartment here in Pembroke Pines, FL, this month and next!

Make Vegetable Stock

You may think the innards of your pumpkin are a gross inconvenience. They might be if you don’t use them, but hold up before you throw them away and think of how you can! The stringy guts of your pumpkin can make a flavorful vegetable stock that you can use to make some delicious homemade soup.


Turn it into a Planter

Once you’ve cleared away the guts of your pumpkin, you can of course carve it. Or you could use your hollowed out pumpkin as a planter for potted plants for a seasonal way to add charm and natural beauty to your home this season. As your pumpkin begins to deteriorate transfer your plant into a pot or to a flower bed. Afterward use your pumpkin as compost.


Make a Pumpkin Face Mask

Pumpkins make for not only beautiful and spooky home decorations and a delicious pie recipe, but they also are loaded with vitamins A, C, and E! Use those to your advantage by pureeing your pumpkin and making a moisturizing pumpkin face mask. This can help fight wrinkles and eliminate redness. Follow the recipe in the link to make it in 20 minutes! You’ll need pumpkin puree, organic honey, and skim milk (almond or soy milk also work).


What are your favorite ways to creatively display or use your pumpkin in your home? Share your thoughts with the rest of the apartment community by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading! Get creative with pumpkins this year!