The radio stations have stopped playing Christmas music, the lights are coming down, and everyone’s getting ready for New Years celebrations. Meanwhile, that live Christmas tree you and your family had so much fun chopping down and decorating is becoming more of a fire hazard with every passing day. Need some simple suggestions on how to recycle or repurpose your Christmas tree? Read ahead for some out-of-the-box ideas to give your old Christmas tree new purpose.
Here at C-A-L Ranch, we love carving pumpkins as much as the next person. It’s one of those Halloween traditions we look forward to all year. Unfortunately, Jack O’ Lanterns start to mold and stink up our doorsteps after a couple weeks. It won’t be long until we start seeing rotting pumpkins smashed across streets and sidewalks. Sure, smashing pumpkins is relatively harmless, but it’s not the best use of your old Jack O’ Lantern. Here are five economical ways to reuse and repurpose old Jack O’ Lanterns.
People have been carving pumpkins in America for centuries. The tradition originates from Irish folklore. The Irish would carve out turnips and potatoes to ward off the mythical Stingy Jack and other evil spirits. When Irish settlers came to America, they found pumpkins and decided to use those instead. Americans have been carving Jack O’Lanterns into pumpkins ever since.