New and Original Applications of Halloween Pumpkins for All Year Round
Most people connect pumpkins with Halloween and, especially, with the pumpkin carving tradition. However, the orange squash has many other uses which can make the Halloween parties more entertaining.
In this article we are going to share a few untraditional ideas for how to use your Halloween pumpkins. In addition, these tips are also suitable for the post-Halloween hours of your holiday pumpkins.
Use pumpkins to cook some nice Halloween dishes with the help of tasted recipes. You can make a lot of pumpkin puree. This is very easy and quick to do. Just remember to leave out all the seeds and the guts. From the puree you can make many tasty temptations like cakes and pies or even butter and ice cream. You can also use these ideas to “recycle” the leftovers from your seasonal pumpkin carving.
Pumpkins can magically transform into wonderful drinks! Many people like to make their own pumpkin wine, for example. In addition, pumpkins can be used to make both sweet and dry wines. Those who have tasted the pumpkin drink claim that it is similar to Chardonnay.
You can also use the orange squashes to prepare a nice cocktail. Just make a puree, mix it with something else of your choice and add some ice.
Pumpkins are a popular ingredient in different cosmetic products. That is because they contain many vitamins. But you can open your own beauty shop at home. Start by making a face mask. Turn the pumpkin into puree and then add some milk and honey and apply it on your face. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and then wash it. You can use the same recipe to make a hair mask. You can apply it from the roots to the ends of your hair.
Another interesting and exotic idea is to use pumpkins to make a home air-freshener. To do that just clean the inside of the orange squash and cut out a few holes on its sides. Then put some cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and anise in it. Finally, place a tea candle in the pumpkin and light it. This will certainly make your home smell better. However, always keep an eye on your homemade air-freshener!
The most common use of pumpkins around Halloween is as the Jack-O-Lantern decoration. However, you can make many other decorations from pumpkins which you can even use all year round. For instance, you can create organic candle holders. Take out the stem and put a candle on its place. Then you can add decorative ornaments to make it more interesting. To attach it to the pumpkin use pins.
Another decoration that you can make from pumpkins is a vase. For that purpose, take out the seeds and the guts. Then place the pumpkin in a sunny and dry place. After a few days you can paint it in some nice colours and it’s ready to use.