I saw something like this in a magazine awhile back, and thought it would be fun to try.  It’s very easy to do and is a great way to decorate your table for the Fall season.  Would be perfect to use on the Thanksgiving table for decor, as well.  Living up in the mountains of Arizona, we get many of the small acorns on the ground from all of our oak trees.  The squirrels are going crazy right now, saving them up for the cold winter months.  It’s always fun to watch them scooting around and stuffing their cheeks with acorn bounty.  I figured creating a “squash acorn” would add a little “wow” to the normally boring vegetable.  I hope you like it!!

Simple To Make “Squash Acorns”

Materials/Tools Used

  • Acorn Squash
  • 1/4″ Sisal Rope
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • & Time!


Start by adding a dot of glue about a quarter of the way under the stem area.  Begin wrapping your rope piece on that dot.  Wrap the rope around the top, securing it with more glue, as you go.

Squash Acorns

Once you get all of the way to the top, use your scissors to cut the rope.  Add another dot of glue to secure that.

Squash Acorns

When you have that done, cut a piece of rope just about 2″ long.  Add glue on the top of half of it and fold it over onto itself to make the stem.

Squash Acorns

Glue the step to the top of the squash to create your “acorn stem”.

Squash Acorns

Now you have your “Squash Acorns” – use them to decorate wherever you wish and enjoy the Fall season! 🙂

Squash Acorns

Hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

“Joshua recorded these things in the Book of the Law of God… & he took a large stone & set it up there under the oak near the holy place of the Lord. -Joshua 24:26

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November 13, 2014

Simple To Make “Squash Acorns”

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  1. Andrea Kruse

    November 13th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    What a cute and clever idea! I definitely have plenty of these on the farm. Love the idea of a naturally beautiful centerpiece for the holidays.

  2. Jamie

    November 13th, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Thanks Andrea – I’ll have to visit your farm for some more! 🙂 They are getting expensive up here in the mountains.

  3. Rose Powell

    November 13th, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Oh this is nice, really nice… I love fall, I love the pun on words too acorn squash meets squash acorn. Very beautiful fall decor.

  4. Jamie

    November 13th, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Thanks Rose – I figured calling it acorns from acorns would sound kind of weird!! ha/ha