10/31/11

What to do with an acorn squash? Drill it: Halloween


Morning, girls and boys. The calendar shows that today is Halloween! Of course I don't need a calendar to tell me that. Although I've been in the States for 18 years, Halloween has never been a holiday I've celebrated. I might have dressed up once or twice, and I do enjoy the candy, but that's where it ends.

And so this year, like many years in the past, I haven't planned on doing anything for Halloween. But then, I saw a pin on Pinterest that my friend Laetitia posted and I HAD to do it.

What am I talking about? It's a project that is originally from Martha Stewart. Instead of carving a pumpkin, you use a drill to make holes in it: brilliant!

Alas, my grocery store was all out of pumpkins, and so I picked up an acorn squash.
All you do is cut off the bottom, take out all the seeds, and then make a design using your drill: I stuck to simple dots along the sides of the squash.



You then put a bunch of Christmas lights in the squash and let them shine through.



I think I'm going to drill a few more holes in the acorn squash tonight to let more light through. And I'm also going to roast the seeds!


Hope you have a fun Halloween if you are celebrating!

7 comments:

K said...

V. cute!

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said...

Cute! Happy Halloween!

Heavenly Housewife said...

HOw very Martha Stewart :D
Happy Halloween daaaahling.
*kisses* HH

Erin said...

So cute! Happy Halloween!

SKR said...

Ah.. how cute :]

Megan said...

That looks so pretty! Enjoy the roasted seeds... my favorite part!

Reem | Simply Reem said...

Perfect!!!!
So adorable...
I think I"ll try this for my holiday table, what fun...
Hope you had a wonderful Halloween.