I found this recently when looking for ideas for a fall bridal shower. In the meantime, since I was hosting a luncheon after Bible study this week and I saw Butternut squash on sale for $.59 lb., I thought it was time to give this a try!
You just cut off the top and hollow out a little, like a pumpkin.
I picked some flowers from my garden. I'm sure if I paid for some fancy flowers they'd be even cuter. But I was pretty happy with them.
If you want them to last longer, you can insert a test tube (Hobby Lobby) as a little vase inside the squash. I decided for my purposes not to do that. But the flowers did wilt quickly. I think it's because the flowers are delicate, but maybe because the water I put in the squash absorbed into it.
Anyway, it was a fun touch to our luncheon!