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Decorating With Blackened Seeds



I love decorating for Halloween – it’s the only time of year when I feel like anything goes. Instead of perfection and beauty, I try to create messy-looking, creepy and slightly “off” projects for the home. It is the time of year to work with deep, moody colors and I absolutely love it.

Here’s an easy way to bring interesting color to your table and all you’ll need to do is overcook some seeds in the oven…

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Blackened acorn squash seeds surround a smokey gray candle.

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To create this look, preheat oven to 400 degrees, scrape seeds from squash and clean. Place seeds on a baking sheet in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are black.

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Allow seeds to cool, pour them onto a dish and nestle a candle in the center. The seeds are inedible at this point, but their dark tones create a lovely and interesting base for a pillar candle.


Discussion

  1. Susan  September 9, 2012

    Nice! I love the dish, too.

  2. catie  September 10, 2012

    awesome!
    no dye needed ~ just scorch ’em!