Eco holiday decorating
Every year I seem to have a few more squash from the garden than I know what to do with! They end up inside as decorations, which is okay with me. After all, nothing says fall like a bowl of heirloom squash and petite gourds on the counter. It’s an eco-friendly and incredibly easy way to bring a little autumn to any house.
An easy to make fall centerpiece
One thing I love doing with squash is making a centerpiece, as seen above! You can add votive candles and pinecones if you wish, or just use the pretty fruit itself. Decorating, done.
A variation of that, below, is to set the fruit on some pine branches, eucalyptus or other greenery.
This was a fun, easy DIY. Just add metallic paint and glitter to a small gourd for a little shine around the holidays. This will render it inedible though, so save your best pie pumpkins for glitter-free decorating.
Put a bow on it
I had this beautiful black watch plaid ribbon, which totally seemed like fall! So I tied it on the stem of a squash and a little decoration was born.
Outdoor fall decorating
Spruce up the front step with a little display of your squash crop. It’s seasonal, decorative, and totally eco-friendly.
Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite way to display fall’s garden harvest.
I originally published these photos on Midwest Living.
Check that site out for more fall decorating ideas and see what my fellow bloggers have planned for holiday decor, including:
Here’s how to have a minimalist Christmas
How to cure your own olives
Mason jar recipes
Holiday garden gifts
Make a holiday sign with scrap wood