1 Drill a 1Â½” hole in the fullest part of a gourd or dried squash, watching for dust. Drill three holes (about Â¼”) — two through the top and one through the base — to let air in and water out. (If you’re like us and not the DIY sort, ask your local hardware shop to do it.)
2 With a fork, pull out dried flesh from interior, reserving seeds for a spring planting activity.
3 Thread braided yarn or rope through top holes.
4 Wipe clean and paint. (Optional: Add a coat of varnish or shellac, to keep it in tip-top shape for longer.)