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DIY Butternut Squash Candle Centerpiece

Try out this creative way to use butternut squash.
DIY Butternut Squash Candle Centerpiece
Level:
Intermediate
How-To:
Flowers, Home Decor
Seasonal Event:
Fall

Materials for Butternut Squash Vases

  • Butternut Squash
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Scoop or spoon
  • Flowers, fresh or faux
  • Gold Foil Kit (Includes gold foil, adhesive and sealer)
  • Paint Brush
  • Plastic wrap (optional)

Materials for Fall Squash Candles

  • Acorn squash or any other gourds or squash
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Scoop or spoon
  • Paper towels
  • Soy wax (specifically for candle making)
  • Something to melt wax (Depending on what type of wax you get. Follow instructions on wax)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Candle Wick

Directions for Vases

  1. Make sure the butternut squash stands flat. If not, slightly cut the bottom. If you do cut the bottom, place on a small plate.
  2. Cut top at desired length. Hollow out with spoon or scoop.
  3. After scooping, clean and dry outside of butternut squash.
  4. Apply adhesive to where you want to apply the gold foil kit. Let dry until tacky. Tip: Make sure to use clean and dry hands to apply foil.
  5. Place gold foil onto adhesive. Tip: Make sure to use clean and dry hands to apply foil.
  6. Use a soft brush to remove any excess foil.
  7. Use paint brush to apply sealer over gold foil.
  8. Allow to dry completely.
  9. Fill with water and add flowers.
  10. If needed, line butternut Squash Vase with plastic wrap.

Directions for Candles

  1. Make sure the squash stands flat. If not, slightly cut the bottom. If you do cut the bottom, place on a small plate.
  2. Cut top at desired length. Hollow out with spoon or scoop.
  3. Use paper towel to dry inside.
  4. Place wix into squash. Secure it into place using popsicle sticks and rubber band (so it won’t rise to the top).
  5. Melt wax according to directions on bag.
  6. Pour wax into squash.
  7. Let dry.

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