Spooky season is upon us and we love getting in the spirit of things.
With the nights drawing in it’s a great excuse to light candles, pop on a spooky playlist and carve some pumpkins ready to grace your doorstep come Halloween night. This year we going for an enchanted woodland vibe with our toadstool pumpkins.
(Our toadstool pumpkin patch complete with our Candle Collection)
Here’s how to create our magical mushroom patch…
What you’ll need:
Holesaw drill bit
We started by cutting a hole out of the bottom of our pumpkin to the size of the top of the butternut squash. Eventually you’ll be placing the pumpkin on top of the squash and so try not to make the hole too big, you can always trim it later but you’d like a snug fit.
(Lucy is wearing 'The Siren' Hat and 'The Day Dreamer' Dungarees, on the table are our Candles)
Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and flesh from the inside walls of the pumpkin.
Next we used a drill with a holesaw bit to cut-out holes from the pumpkin to look like the top of a toadstool. A top tip is if you have more than one size of holesaw drill bit it gives a really organic effect to make different size holes.
We then put the pumpkin aside for a moment whilst we work on the toadstool stem (butternut squash!)
Cut the top and bottom off of the butternut squash to make it stand straight and also have a flat top for your candle to sit on… you don’t want a wobbly toadstool!
We used the drill and holesaw bit again one more time to cut a little divot for our tea-light to sit in.
Once you’ve done this it’s time to put it together!
We hope you have fun making these, we’re going to sit them in some moss on our door step ready for Halloween. Please share any photos with us on Instagram and Facebook as we’d love to see your toadstool patches!
Lucy + Marie x