I had no idea how many fun fall crafts there were out there until I joined the world of craft blogging. And by joined I don't mean I have a craft blog, I just added every crafty blog I saw to my google reader. The sheer volume of pumpkins out there is enough to make my head explode.
I love pumpkins.
Tyson and I grew our own pumpkins this year. Out of the 7 plants we carefully tended we got....
Two. Whole. Pumpkins.
One smallish orange one and one bigger green one. Actually the green one is still on the vine. I was all ready to cut it loose and display it on the front porch but Tyson wants to give it another week to see if it oranges up.
I kinda like the green but that's cool.
Anyway, how about some pumpkins that were vastly easier to create, eh?
A fake pumpkin from the dollar store, some mod podge, a little fabric, and some black sparkle paint for the stem...
You just cut paper into strips and attach them at the top and bottom with brads. Here's the tutorial from the blog, make mine lime where I saw these. I didn't do the inner circle of paper though and I think it turned out fine.
I figured I exhausted my pumpkin quota this year so I moved on to something else.
This wreath was pretty much the easiest thing to make ever. I just took a strand of leaf garland and a wood wreath and tied the garland on with brown yarn. I was going to trim the yarn really short so you couldn't see it but, you can't see it anyway so I didn't even have to do that. I think it looks perfect on my front door.
I painted the frame and added more of that damask fabric (don't worry, that was the rest of it so it won't be appearing anywhere else in my house, much to Tyson's relief) and hung the wreath there.
And my final craft of late was a simple boo sign made of canvas and paper to help decorate my entry.
I can't wait to start decorating for Christmas!