Have you noticed it getting dark earlier and earlier? The weather may not reflect it here yet, but the shorter days are a sure indicator that Fall is here. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, it seems I’m in a constant state of craft! I can’t help myself, I just love creating decor for these holidays. (However, if I suddenly start BeDazzling things, please shut me this blog down!)
The kids and I have been enjoying the last evenings of sunshine outside by tricking out some pumpkins.
If you’ve been reading this blog awhile, you know I have a unhealthy obsession thing for pumpkins. They’re just the perfect canvas! The spray paint sat out this year, and the glue gun took over.
The white pumpkins are from the craft store. We drew webbing with a Sharpie and glued the tops of spider rings to this one.
I was going to wrap this little baby (leftover from the Fall Centerpiece) completely with ric-rac, but decided to leave it open since it resembled a spider.
I think this one, wrapped in sisal rope, is my favorite. The shelf life for him will definitely extend to Thanksgiving.
A dab of hot glue at either end of ric-rac strips is all this one needed.
And finally, I used the same technique with this one, just with jute ribbon. I love the natural feel and texture of the jute and sisal pumpkins.
They are all chillin’ on my hearth for now (I still can’t get over how much better the brick looks painted white!)….but we’re working on a Halloween mantel and front porch.
I rounded up a few more ideas for Trickin’ Out Pumpkins….
Okay, so this one appears to be BeDazzled…but it works.
Paint and Stencils
|My Third True Love
Painted Polka-dots and Stripes
|A Thoughtful Place
Have you tried any of these methods on your pumpkins? We’ll do an old-fashioned carve once Halloween draws near, but I love what we’ve got going on now. I’ll show you the Halloween Mantel and Porch next week!