Here is idea two for my DIY butternut squash decorations. This is a little riff on my Crowned Easter Eggs from last year. I intended this for Halloween, but truly, these beauts ended up looking a lot more Thangsgiving-y! See how far out ahead I’m planning? Their sweet faces bring my joy. I find them very charming!
Here is one butternut squash person I did before I decided on the crowns. He looks a little more Halloween-y, right? A little ghost-y friend. He only needs a little paint, but I’ll save that till tomorrow!
DIY Crowned Butternut Squash People
10″ long vine or plant branch
Butternut squash with very pretty curves
6″ of 24 gauge wire
3 pointed leaves
Butternut squash with manly angles
1′ of 24 gauge wire
Black Sharpie marker
Measure the vine to fit around the squash’s “head.”
Using 24 gauge floral or craft wire, close the crown by twisting it around both ends together.
Twist wire around overlapped ends a number of times and trim wire.
For King, fit wire around circumference of squash where you want the crown to fit.
Overlap and twist wire around itself. Trim ends.
Fold and place a layer of clue on either side of crease. Fold over wire.
Eee! Make sure the crowns fit.
Mark those sweet things with pretty little faces with a sharpie and Voila! Instant presto fall decor!
Apparently, adding faces to vegetables gives me some strange kick. Happy butternut squash decorations from me to you!