Re-purpose your pumpkin!

Pumpkin Planter

1.Turn your Pumpkin into a Planter

Keep the Autumn festivities going by using your pumpkin as a planter for a small potted plant. The planter will last for several weeks, and then you can plant it directly in your garden to decompose

 


2. Create a Pumpkin Birdfeeder

Feed your neighbourhood birds with a pumpkin birdfeeder.


pumpkin-face-mask

3. Relax With a Pumpkin Face Mask

Out late at a Halloween party? Recharge your skin with pumpkin’s good-for-you vitamins A, C and E.

2 Tbsp organic canned pumpkin puree or 1 small pumpkin
1/2 tsp organic honey
1/2 tsp milk (you can substitute soy or almond)

 Directions1: Start with clean skin. Remove all makeup and wash your face with your regular cleanser.

2: Combine pumpkin puree, honey, and milk in a small bowl and mix well. If using a fresh pumpkin (or leftovers from a carved jack-o-lantern), scrape the insides and remove the seeds. Beat the gooey insides to a creamy pulp and mix with honey and milk.

3: Apply the mask using your fingers or a medium-sized makeup brush; avoid getting the mixture too close to the eyes.

4: Allow the mask to set for about 20 minutes.

5: Gently wash off the mask with a warm, damp washcloth and follow with a moisturiser

 


4. Try Pumpkin Painting

This is a great chance for kids to have fun creating art with pumpkins, especially if they’re a little young for carving tools.


5. Save the Seeds

Not a fan of eating the seeds? Instead, hold onto them to plant in your garden next spring.

Growing your own pumpkins will save you money — and let you enjoy even more homemade treats next year.


6. Compost Your Pumpkin

At the very least, your leftover pumpkin can help you grow an incredible garden next year. Cut it into smaller pieces and toss it in the compost pile, then mix it into your soil next spring. A carved pumpkin makes wonderful compost. They break down within a couple of weeks and give your garden some much-needed nutrients.