My mom participated in a seed swap this year and these squash were among her bounty. I love their color and shape and wanted to do something Halloween-y with them as part of my seasonal decor. I saw the ones below in an old Country Living magazine, but since I’d like to end up eating mine, I didn’t want to carve them up just yet.
Carving pumpkins can be hard, and once they are carved, their shelf-life is pretty short. I decided to turn my squash into Jack o’ Lanterns a different way.
With a few scraps of paper from an old magazine, scissors and double-stick tape, I was able to give my squash lots of personality that I can easily remove when it’s time to cook them. I had the best time choosing the perfect shapes and colors for each feature. I love walking past them everyday because they make me laugh. I know you can also use paint to decorate punkins and the like, but this was super easy and doesn’t mar the skin.