DIY Halloween Decoration

Three cheers for a cheap DIY Halloween decoration that is beyond easy, and definitely foolproof! Introducing the Squash Ghost. This is yet another project that requires very little instruction. Let’s file it under If I Can Do It, You Can Do It. Go buy some cute butternut squashes. The more deformed the better, as long as each one stands well on its base. Three steps later you’ll have an adorable Halloween decoration that works boo-tifully when displayed outside, or inside.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

SUPPLIES

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– White acrylic paint (from the dollar store is how I roll)

– Sponge (makeup sponge, kitchen sponge, whatever sponge you have on hand)

– Black Sharpie marker

STEPS

1. Remove debris from your squash(es) by giving it a quick rinse, and then let dry

2. Use a sponge to dab a thin coat of white paint onto the squash, and then let dry

3. Use a Sharpie to draw ghost-worthy eyes and mouth

SO ADORABLE!

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2 Comments

  • Reply October 29, 2014

    Connie

    Great idea! Do you think they will still be edible afterwards?

    • Reply October 29, 2014

      Frugalista

      Connie, I was wondering the same thing. But after seeing the paint and marker go on I think it would be a bad idea to eat the squash. The skin on butternut is so thin! I’m worried the toxins from the paint and marker will seep through to the flesh. I could be wrong though. It’s just my opinion. The good news is they last beautifully as ghosts!

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