Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Mini Jack-O-Lantern Tutorial with Trader Joe's Pasta

Make an adorable mini jack-o-lantern using Trader Joe's butternut squash pasta | Linzer Lane Blog School of Cute

When I bought a bag of butternut squash pasta from Trader Joe's this week - I left it on our kitchen counter so I wouldn't forget to use it for dinner. When I went to open it after a few days a huge light bulb went off that these tiny pastas would make adorable jack-o-lanterns!!

Make an adorable mini jack-o-lantern using Trader Joe's butternut squash pasta | Linzer Lane Blog School of Cute

All you need to make these super cute mini jack-o-lanterns are:

Butternut Squash Pasta from Trader Joe's
A Fine Tipped Permanent Marker
Orange Pipecleaners
Scissors
Beads or Small Polymer Clay Candy

Make an adorable mini jack-o-lantern using Trader Joe's butternut squash pasta | Linzer Lane Blog School of Cute

Not only are these pastas cute and yummy - but they're great for crafting too!

Make an adorable mini jack-o-lantern using Trader Joe's butternut squash pasta | Linzer Lane Blog School of Cute

In order to make a handle for your jack-o-lantern, snip a piece of orange pipe cleaner and bend it to fit inside like a little handle. If you want it thinner, just trim the fuzzy part off with some sewing scissors. It will stick inside without glue.

Make an adorable mini jack-o-lantern using Trader Joe's butternut squash pasta | Linzer Lane Blog School of Cute

Add a cute face with a thin tipped permanent marker...

Make an adorable mini jack-o-lantern using Trader Joe's butternut squash pasta | Linzer Lane Blog School of Cute

Fill your mini jack-o-lantern with some colored mini beads or some polymer clay candy. 

Make an adorable mini jack-o-lantern using Trader Joe's butternut squash pasta | Linzer Lane Blog School of Cute

Display your adorable new pumpkins in a dollhouse, shadowbox, or even on the dining room table. Just make sure there are no cats or youngsters around that might be hurt by the pipe cleaner handles ;)

How are you getting ready for Halloween?


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