1 Rethink the Pumpkin
DECOR You’ve probably carved your pumpkins the same way for decades, cutting the top off and hollowing the innards first, right? BOO! This year, keep the top attached and wait until you’re done carving your masterpiece before scooping the seeds. You’ll have more control over your design cutting into a solid, intact pumpkin, and you can even grab the stem to use as leverage.
2 Liven Up Your Bathroom
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