Saturday, October 8, 2011

Simple Fall Decorating

If you haven't noticed, I'm on a pumpkin kick this fall.  It's not my norm.  I usually just get 4 decent pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns and call it good.  This year I went a little overboard.  I made ribbon embellished mini pumpkins, a mini pumpkin wreath and some mini pumpkins with bling.   I also purchased some great mini gourds, some pumpkin pie size pumpkins and a few larger ones.   I figure some of this will last all the way to Thanksgiving.    Even better - it's easy and pretty cheap. 

My youngest daughter decided to arrange the pumpkins and gourds. 



The older daughter said I need to do candy corn candles that she saw over on Pinterest when she was looking over my shoulder the other day.  I found the small glass handle holder at Wally World in the crafty section. 



  We decided where it should go and grabbed a couple of pumpkins and set them up on an end table. 



Not too shabby for a couple of teenagers!



Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mini Pumpkins - Take Two

I think I may have a problem – I’m obsessed with mini pumpkins this fall.  I’ve made some with ribbon and I even made a wreath.   This time I think I need a little sparkle.



I got out the crafty rhinestones and tacky glue and went to town. 

I started out with just randomly placing them on the mini pumpkin



And then did one with a little more structure



then moved on to an “X”




It took just around an hour to finish them all up.  I added them to the mix of the mini pumpkins I gussied up with the ribbon. 





It’s a pretty inexpensive way to add a little fall to the house. 



Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mini Pumpkin Wreath

I wanted to do a quick outdoor fall decoration and had seen some really cute pumpkin wreaths at Hobby Lobby.  They were just a wee bit to expensive for my taste so I grabbed a couple of bags of mini pumpkins from the grocery and headed home.



I got a wire hanger from the hall closet and bent it into a circle – it’s easier said than done.  Especially with a heavier gage wire. 

Next I poked the hanger through the mini pumpkins – it took ten pumpkins.  Then I secured the hanger to itself and took it outside.  It hangs outside the front door to welcome friends and family.