October 19, 2010

Funny Face


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.

squash carved

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. 

My blog bestie is busy making pumpkin pancakes and my culinary whiz college pal is making pumpkin bread…What delicious pumpkin (or squash!) creation are you thinking of crafting?


  1. My favorite pumpkin dish is pumpkin cobbler! I didn't think it sounded good when I first heard about it but then I tried it and was immediately in love. Ah, the buttery crust...the pumpkin-y goodness...yum!

  2. by the way, I LOVE your decorated squash! you're my favorite decorator, by a mile :-)

  3. I would love to carve our pumpkins soon and roast/bake/fry the seeds. Love your cute squash. Now I a going to go check out the yummy recipes you mentioned!

  4. Thanks for the shout-out :) I am so addicted to pumpkin right now. You should def try these pumpkin muffins, they are to.die.for.


    Swear I am not exaggerating.

  5. That picture from country living is adorable!! I love that idea! So cute.

  6. I like the pic from Country Living. I always enjoy their crafts and ideas. Your pumpkin pic is a total crack up! Love it!

  7. Love the decorated squash! You're a riot!
    Pumpkin Crisp (from Southern Living) is the way to go!

  8. Too cute! You are a funny girl! I'm gonna attempt to carve our pumpkins this week and of course roast the seeds. Other than that, it's just gonna sit there on my hearth.

  9. I will surely have to do this with John-Heath. He'll get a big kick out of it. Thanks for the idea

  10. What a great way to save a squash. I love your friends blog post about the pumpkin pancakes. I have to forward that to my boyfriends sister-in-law she loves to do fun stuff like that with her kids.

  11. awww! So cute! I have some sitting on my counter...maybe I will give it a shot!

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