Maria Provenzano is taking fall to new heights with an adorable DIY Squash Hot Air Balloon.
DIY Squash Hot Air Balloons
Home Decor
Seasonal Event:


  • Faux squash, ideally hubbard squash since it is similar in shape to a hot air balloon
  • C-hooks or eye hooks
  • Industrial-strength glue
  • Small flat tack or small nail
  • Twine
  • Small basket
  • X-acto knife, optional
  • Extra Fall decor


  • Paint


  1. If desired, paint the squash with some additional colors to make it look more like a hot air balloon. Keep in mind that the squash will be upside down when displayed. Allow to dry.
  2. Thread some twine through a small basket so that it will hang evenly. Bring the ends of the twine together and tie in a knot.
  3. Secure the knot around the stem of the squash using the small tack or nail; you can also secure it with hot glue if it’s light.
  4. Screw in a c-hook or eye hook in the center of the base or bottom of the squash, which is now the top and secure it in place with some industrial strength glue.
  5. Allow the glue to dry.
  6. Hang as desired!

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