Low hemlines, wedge heels and wide ties, just as clothing trends come and go with each season so do the styles of something else: jack-o-lanterns. That’s right. The pumpkins that you and your children carve and display before Halloween follow their own trends. At Workman’s Friend we are huge fans of Halloween. From dressing up, to trick-or-treating we like to take part in every aspect of this annual holiday. So when we heard about this year’s pumpkin carving trends, we got out our family products and started our research.
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There is no need to head to your local pumpkin patch this year. Instead, go straight to your grocery store and pick up a pineapple. Yes, you heard correctly, a pineapple. Carving pineapples instead of traditional pumpkins is very “in” this year. This eye-catching Halloween decoration has hit an all-time high in 2019. It is believed this trend began in the more tropical areas of the country such as Hawaii, California, and Florida. Some would argue it’s a tastier alternative to carving pumpkins and often they are available in greater quantities in certain parts of the U.S.
Whatever fruit you choose, remember to apply a thin layer of Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream before you begin carving. Our light non-greasy formulation means the sticky, wet, and gooey pulp of the pumpkin and or the pineapple will easily rinse or wipe off thanks to our cream.
Imagine pumpkins decorated in a streaked or patterned appearance just like marble variegated. This might seem like a less spooky style of Halloween decoration but we’d argue they’re prettier than the traditionally carved versions.
All you need is a stir stick, a nail polish color of your choice, a plastic cup, wax paper, water, and a mini pumpkin. Start by filling your cup ¾ of the way with water. Then add a few drops of your nail color and mix it together using your stir stick. Then place your mini pumpkin in your colored water and while holding it by the stem, spin it around a few times. Remove it from the water and let it dry on a sheet of wax paper, after about 20 minutes flip the pumpkin over to dry on its other side. The result is a beautifully marble colored pumpkin that is ready to be used in any table centerpiece or as a stand-alone Halloween decoration.
Once you’ve dyed all your pumpkins, reach for Workman’s Friend Hand Cleaner with Activated Charcoal to remove the nail polish and other residue from your hands. Our soap has tremendous cleaning power because it contains high-grade pumice. Not only will your hands be clean, but with its infused plant oils, our stain remover will leave your hands smooth to the touch.
If you’ve not watched the hugely popular supernatural horror television series, Stranger Things then you’ve got your work cut out for you. Many of us at Workman’s Friend are big fans of the show. Set in Indiana during the 1980s, it tells the story of a young boy who mysteriously disappears and a telekinetic girl who steps in to help his friends find him.
Pumpkins also figure largely in the second season of this show. It is because of that, many fans are decorating their gourds featuring themes from this television series. If you’re not a Stranger Things fan, other popular pumpkin carvings feature designs from American Horror Story, or even Game of Thrones.
Whatever theme you decide to carve, remember to have Workman’s Friend Healing Hand Cream on hand once you’re done. Containing comfrey, calendula, and vitamin E, our salve will heal your dry and cracked skins thereby letting your work of art stand out, not your hands!