“Babs Costello” Has Gone Viral with Her Pumpkin Carving Hacks
If you haven’t carved your jack-o-lantern, you should watch this clip. It’s the “Do’s and Don’ts of Pumpkin Carving” by 73-year-old TikTok’er Barbara “Babs” Costello.
It’s basic stuff like “hold it in your lap” and “carve from the bottom”.
But she also recommends using a hand mixer to loosen up the guts inside, and designing the face with a dry erasable red marker, because it’s easy to wipe off when you’re done. And you should rub Vaseline on the open cut surfaces to make the pumpkin stay moist, and last longer.
🎃Do’s and Don’ts of Pumpkin Carving 🎃It is a treasured tradition in our family to carve jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. But with all the yuck and mess, sometimes my kids would quit the project before we even started. Babs’ Do’s and Don’ts for Pumpkin Carving, saves the mess and speeds up carving so you can have the perfect jack-o-lantern with no mess and no fuss. Happy Halloween 🎃XO Babs 1. Carve from bottom. That way you have the stem to hold onto and you can easily slip the pumpkin right over a candle or flashlight. 2. Hold pumpkin in your lap to carve. You will have a much steadier pumpkin to cut. 3. Use a red dry erase marker to sketch your design. It erases easily and if you miss a spot, it blends in. 4. Use a hand mixer to clean out your pumpkin. 5. Use cookie cutters and a rubber mallet to carve your design. 6. Cover all cut surfaces with Vaseline to keep the pumpkin moist after carving. Pumpkins should last 1-2 weeks carved! 7. Sprinkle some cinnamon on the inside top of your pumpkin for festive pumpkin spice smell when a candle is lit inside the pumpkin. 🎃 #pumpkincarving♬ original sound - everyone’s grandmother
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