5 different things to do with pumpkins

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s finally fall which means it’s finally time for pumpkin everything. If you’re like me and can’t get enough of this wonderful time of year, here are five things you can do to use your pumpkin to the fullest.

1. No-carve Decorating

IMG_20151016_224950If you’re looking for something different to do with your pumpkin than the classic jack-o-lantern, you can try decorating your pumpkin with glow in the dark paint or melted crayons. Decorating your pumpkin this way gives you creativity without the mess of pumpkin guts. It also gives your pumpkin festive flare any time of day or night.


2. Baking

IMG_20151017_123053You can make plain chocolate chip cookies any time of the year. Why not get into the holiday spirit and make some with pumpkin? If that’s not up your alley, you can check out these other delicious dorm-friendly pumpkin recipes.


3. Skin Care 

IMG_20151017_122810Pumpkin has incredible health benefits: it is full of vitamins and is known to replenish skin. Try out the healthier side of pumpkin with a pumpkin sugar body scrub or a pumpkin-honey baking soda scrub to brighten up your skin for those chilly fall days.


4. Use the seeds

IMG_20151016_171015Well, the seeds are technically part of the pumpkin and they can be almost as versatile as the pumpkin itself. You can throw them in the oven for roasted pumpkin seeds or save them up to craft something new, like this necklace.

5. Be Eco-Friendly

IMG_20151016_160154When all is said and done with your pumpkin, consider composting your pumpkin or putting it in the woods for wildlife to munch on. Wildlife, especially birds and deer, love pumpkins just as much as we do.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]