Now that October is here, it is the perfect time to get your Atlanta new home Halloween ready! Carving pumpkins is a great way to spend time together as a family and create SPOOKTACULAR fall decorations.
Carving a pumpkin can be messy, but that is half the fun! When removing the seeds and stringy flesh, use a large spoon or ice cream scooper to speed up the process and keep your hands cleaner. Using a template or drawing on the pumpkin with a water-based marker beforehand will help ensure you get the design you are wanting. As you carve your pumpkin, gently push the carved pieces into the pumpkin. That way they’re easier to grab and you don’t mess up the design. If you do make a mistake, you can reattach a piece by using a toothpick to pin it back into place. To prolong the life of your jack-o’-lantern, seal in moisture by coating all cut surfaces with petroleum jelly or vegetable oil. Lastly, make sure that the candle flame is not too close to the top of the pumpkin!
If you decide carving a pumpkin is just too messy, you can always use permanent markers or paint to create beautiful pumpkin decorations! From monogramming pumpkins to creating a pumpkin topiary, there are hundreds of ways to get your home BOO-tiful for Halloween.
When you purchase your Atlanta luxury home from Traton Homes, you will have the perfect space to decorate, entertain friends and spend time together as a family this fall. For more information on all of our extraordinary Atlanta communities, visit www.TratonHomes.com today!