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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Is In The Air...Do You Decorate For Fall?

I'm not a very creative person, at all. My mom is really creative and my sister received all of those genes! Above, is a picture I took at my moms house. She loves to decorate for every season and holiday. If you are a fan of Pottery Barn, you might recognize the sharp leather chair and the distressed mantle. Yes, my mom is a Pottery Barn addict.

The wreathe hanging above the fireplace was made by a friend of my sister. She rolled up pages from old books, glued them to a wreathe form and then spray painted thepages in a nice rust color. The fall leaves and candle sticks are from one of my favorite places...Hobby Lobby.

The small colorful pumpkins were actually made by yours truly! Okay, maybe I can be a little creative, when I try. My 3 year old son even helped me out, a bit. Here is a close up picture of some of the pumpkins I've made.

The pumpkins were actually very easy to make and I would love to share with you how to make your own!

  • Cardstock weight scrapbook paper (I found fun fall colors and patterns)
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Brown Kraft paper or a paper bag
Easy-Peasy Instructions:
  1. Cut circles out of the scrapbook paper. I used 4", 5" and 6" circles. You can also use a cup or bowl to trace the circles. I cheated and used my moms Cricut machine :) You will need 6 circles per pumpkin.
  2. Use a ruler to draw a straight line about 1/8" from the bottom of one circle. Place that circle on top of the remaining 5 circles and cut along your line (so you can have a flat bottom to your pumpkin).
  3. Fold each circle in half.
  4. Glue the folded edges of each circle together, using your glue gun.
  5. I also used the Cricut to cut out leaves. You can cut out your own or use fake leaves from the craft store. Glue your leaves to the top of the pumpkin.
  6. To make the stem, I used a small piece of kraft paper or paper bag. Roll the paper up and glue the end so it stays tight. Lastly, glue the stem to the top of your pumpkin!
I you are on Pinterest, you can follow my Fall crafts board HERE and see where I got my inspiration for these pumpkins!

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