Thursday, October 30, 2014

Leaf Covered Pumpkin


Fall makes me think of lots of wonder things.  However, two of my favorite things about fall are pumpkin everything and the leaves changing colors.  Why not combine them into one awesome decoration?  You can rock a pumpkin all fall long, not just for Halloween.  So, get a last minute Halloween decoration and a jump start on your Thanksgiving decorating with this great pumpkin.  Since you won't be cutting into the pumpkin, you will get to enjoy it for quite awhile.  Make them in a variety of sizes and you could have an impressive Thanksgiving tablescape.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thumbtack Pumpkin with Swirls


Looking for an unconventional but classy looking way to decorate a pumpkin this fall?  Thumbtacks are perfect!  I use approximately 200 thumbtacks to create this pumpkin, but it was so easy.  I recommend using a foam pumpkin, but a real pumpkin will work, too.  If you're not confident in your free-handing abilities, you can draw the swirls on your pumpkin ahead of time.  Then, just stick the thumbtacks in your pumpkin creating swirls and whirls.  Make sure to overlap the thumbtacks slightly so they flow nicely.  If you don't like one of your swirls, just remove the thumbtacks and start over!  I did a couple of times.  It's the perfect classy and unique decorated pumpkin.  The best part?  This design will last you all the way through Thanksgiving, if you used a foam pumpkin!  Decorations that can be used for multiple holidays are a great for saving money, time, and space!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pumpkin Cooler Bowl


Drinks are an essential part to any party.  Why not add a Halloween twist?  You can easily turn a pumpkin into the perfect cooler to keep your drinks cold while your Halloween bash heats up.  You can use one large pumpkin or lots of smaller ones to place all around your party space.  Either way, your guest will be impressed with your creativity and DIY skills!

Monday, October 20, 2014

5 DIY Halloween Party Ideas


Thinking of throwing a Halloween bash?  There are so many great ideas out there for Halloween parties.  It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the ideas out there.  Here are my top 5 ideas for your Halloween soiree.  Looking for a crafty way to keep the drinks cold at your fall party?  Check out my Pumpkin Cooler Bowl Tutorial!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Washi Tape Pumpkin


Pumpkins are one of my favorite things about the fall.  From Pumpkin Spice Lattes, to pumpkin pie, to pumpkin carving, I love it all.  Pumpkin carvings are one of the most traditional ways to decorate using pumpkins during Halloween, but carved pumpkins rot pretty quickly.  I wanted to come up with some ways to decorate pumpkins that wasn't carving.  This month, I'll be sharing my best four ideas for decorating pumpkins. First up, use washi tape!  Washi tape is very popular this year and is great for pumpkin decorating!