After watching this video, don’t carve your pumpkin.


Halloween is almost here and people all over are getting ready to carve funny faces and cool designs into their pumpkins—if they haven’t already. If you’re a fan of making jack-o’lanterns but hate the mess that comes from hollowing out a pumpkin, check out this hack from lifestyle influencer Brunch With Babs. 

How to Carve Your Pumpkin ‘No Mess And No Fuss’

Barbara Costello was a star with the TikTok account “Brunch With Babs,”She shares tips and tricks, from how to load a dishwasher correctly to what appetizers are best to keep on hand for parties. 

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In a recent video, Costello shared her “Do’s and Don’ts of Pumpkin Carving,”She said that her advice was excellent. “saves the mess and speeds up carving with no mess and no fuss.”Costello shows viewers how to carve a pumpkin in this clip. 

Her first tip? “Carve from [the] bottom. That way you have the stem to hold onto and you can easily slip the pumpkin right over a candle or flashlight,”She wrote the caption. She also instructed viewers to “hold [the] pumpkin in your lap to carve. You will have a much steadier pumpkin to cut.”

This is a simple and unexpected trick to clean your pumpkin

Her next tip is one most likely haven’t heard. Removing the stringy material is the most difficult part of carving a pumpkin. “guts”It is the least favourite part of the whole process for many people. Babs is on the case!

“Use a hand mixer to clean out your pumpkin,” Costello shared. She moves the mixer inside the pumpkin and strips the strings at the sides. “Get all those strings cleaned up,”She spoke this to me while she demonstrated the trick. “Your mixer did the hard work of loosening all those strings.”

Don’t believe her? Jennifer Garner tested the hack and recommended the hand mixer method on her Instagram account.

How To Make Your Jack-O’Lantern Smell Like Pumpkin Spice

When it comes to carving a design, Costello shared two easy ways to get the perfect jack-o’lantern face: use a dry erase marker to draw your design (easy to rub away if you make a mistake), and get out your cookie cutters. Costello showed how to use cookie cutters and a rubber mallet to carve shapes into the pumpkin. 

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Now that the jack-o’lantern is complete, what comes next? “Cover all cut surfaces with Vaseline to keep the pumpkin moist after carving,” Costello said. “Pumpkins should last 1-2 weeks carved!”Add some cinnamon to the pumpkin to give it a pumpkin spice aroma. You’ve got the perfect pumpkin to put out for trick-or-treaters. Costello is known for her clever home hacks and tricks, so it’s no surprise she’s discovered the easiest way to carve a pumpkin!

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