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Creative Ways to Recycle Your Autumn Pumpkins


With our pumpkins so plentiful this year, we decided to look for creative ways and unique ways to get the most benefit out of this festive fruit. Here are just a few:

Cute Pumpkin Bowls

Make a pumpkin bisque and serve it in bowls made from pumpkins that have been cut in half. The presentation is perfect for fall!

Feed the Deer and the Birds

After Halloween, cut your jack-o’-lanterns into five or six large slices and put them out in your yard for passing deer to snack on. Roast some of the seeds from your pumpkin, and put the rest into your bird feeder. The birds will appreciate it, and you may even see a few squirrels drop by for a treat.

Pumpkin Art

This is something you can do with your kids. Make a tree out of brown construction paper. Then, glue pumpkin seeds on to represent the leaves of the tree. Don’t forget to display the tree on your refrigerator!

Pumpkin Body Scrub

Combine sugar, pumpkin puree, honey, and sweet almond oil to make a batch of pumpkin sugar body scrub. Pumpkin is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants for your skin.

Prepare for Spring

Take the seeds you scoop out of your pumpkin and store them in a dry, safe place so you can plant them in your garden next spring.

Make a Pumpkin Vase

After scooping the guts out of your pumpkin, put a glass container inside of it. Then, place a pretty bouquet of flowers in your pumpkin vase. Orange flowers such as orange gerbera daisies, marigolds, or zinnias are great for playing up the orange in your natural vase.

Paint Pumpkins

Don’t throw your jack-o’-lantern out the day after Halloween: The back of it is a blank canvas. Paint the pumpkin in bright colors, or use a template to paint leaves, acorns, or even a scarecrow onto your fall fruit.

Pumpkin Place Cards

If you’re planning a fall wedding, try using miniature pumpkins in place of traditional place cards on your wedding reception tables. Use a black marker to write each person’s name on a pumpkin. Use a template of script letters to make your unusual place cards look more elegant.


Slice up your jack-o’-lantern and put it on your compost pile. Cutting it up helps it to compost more quickly.

Make a Donation

Load your pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns into your car’s trunk and take them to a local farmer. Farmers use pumpkins to feed some of their livestock.

A Pumpkin Planter

Dress up your yard by creating a pumpkin planter. Be sure to make a drain hole in the bottom of your pumpkin so the moisture can move through the soil. These planters add color and are the epitome of fall décor for your yard! I made planters out of my pumpkins last year, and they added such a beautiful orange glow to the area around my front door.

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