Thanksgiving and Christmas are quickly approaching. If you are looking for a dish that is easy to make and tastes great too, try making our mini pumpkin pies with caramel, maple pecan topping. This holiday favorite contains a few basic baking ingredients, and prep/cook time is about an hour. Plus, you can pick up all the tools and ingredients at your local Rural King or on Ruralking.com! Instead of forcing party guests to cut (always unevenly) into an entire pie, give them an individual dessert that will have them coming back for seconds!
When Halloween is over, seeing your smiling jack-o-lantern tossed to the curb can be tough. Chickens, however, are happy to see your pumpkins thrown out, especially if they get to eat them. Pumpkins and other fruits and vegetables make fantastic, healthy chicken treats. Today, we are going to fill you in on the best things that you can toss in your chicken run instead of the trash.
If you’re bored with the basic jack-o-lantern with a scary face, you can carve awesome designs in pumpkins using nothing more than a power drill. Read on for tips and tricks for pumpkin carving with a drill and some patterns you can follow to make the best Fall / Halloween decorations this year.
It’s that time of year again! Fall is approaching and all the beautiful colors will be coming out. Our stores are stocking up on mums and pumpkins. You can use them alone to decorate the house or you can spice things up and create some fun in your family.
All you need are some pumpkins and some paint for these candy colored pumpkins!
Get the kids to gather up some leaves and let them dry. Then spray paint the leaves and paint the pumpkin a different color then glue on the leaves. You can also use the pumpkins as planters for your mums!
It’s going to be a fun and beautiful fall season with these decorations!
Looking for a sophisticated way to celebrate autumn or don’t want to carve your pumpkin? There are plenty of ways to feature fall’s “mascot” without the traditional triangle-carved eyes and toothy grin–you can paint your pumpkin using leaf stencils or actual leaves to create a lovely display.
Sand the pumpkin. Using a light sandpaper, create a smooth surface on the pumpkin by applying sandpaper to its skin. Rub lightly, in a circular fashion, to eliminate any bumps or imperfections on the pumpkin’s skin.
Clean the pumpkin. Remove sanded debris and/or any dirt the pumpkin may still have on its skin. Using a damp paper towel, wipe down the pumpkin until it is completely clean. Make sure the gourd is completely dry before painting.
Apply a thin coat of paint sealer to the entire pumpkin. This will prevent the paint from flaking off the pumpkin once you’ve created your design. Allow ample time to dry or refer to the paint for dry time suggestions.
Apply your stencil to the pumpkin. Depending on how you approach this task, you can either trace the stencil on the pumpkin or pin it in place. If you plan to pin it in place, you will most likely elect to simply paint directly over the stencil. This may work best if you plan to use actual leaves (make sure they are completely dry before use).
Paint your pumpkin. Use the stencil as your guide to paint your pumpkin. You could paint around the pre-traced stencil with one color and then use a different color inside the stencil–or leave in its natural, orange state. Allow the first color to dry before applying the second color.
Add a clear top coat to seal your work. Once the paint has completely dried (this could take 24 to 48 hours depending on where the pumpkin is sitting to dry) apply a thin layer of the top coat sealant to ensure your work stays put. Allow sealant to dry before displaying your pumpkin.