Morning Hack: How to Make Your Carved Pumpkin Last Longer


Boo! It’s almost Halloween which means you’re likely carving pumpkins! In today’s morning hack, Ryan Seacrest shares how to make your jack-o-lantern last longer, especially in cities that can’t beat the heat like Los Angeles. 

The second you expose your pumpkin to air while carving, the rotting process begins so how can you preserve it? Petroleum jelly!


According to the pros, pumpkin carvers should coat all cut surfaces of the pumpkin with petroleum jelly immediately after they have been carved. This includes a light coating of the entire inside of the pumpkin. If you can't do the whole inside, at least try to coat the design that you've cut into the pumpkin. The petroleum jelly acts as a barrier to seal in the pumpkins internal moisture to help slow down the dehydration process of the pumpkin.

Test it out and let us know if it worked for you too! 

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan is quite simply one of the most influential, well-regarded, and well-known names in Hollywood. He is the quintessential Hollywood insider who always manages to have the biggest scoops and the most sought after access to top events and celebrities. Read more

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