Wow, one of the exciting things about Fall is that there is so much to do! And I am not talking about just raking leaves, although I’m sure many of us are engaging in that activity. For me Fall has brought a fun, inspiring, and sometimes exhausting week at furniture market (I don’t even want to talk about the blister I got from the first day of walking, new shoes were not a good idea), the ole switch-a-roo of clothes in may closet for the wonderful change of seasons we enjoy in North Carolina (but today it is back to 80 degrees so I’m pulling out things I shelved), helping grandchildren with big decisions like what to be for Halloween (the purchase of a blue wig was involved in one), crock pots full of taco soup (yum), fall festivals, haunted fairy garden classes, and me and my man finding a little “us” time to do a little shopping together.
Quick and Easy Pumpkin Decorating That Takes a Hint From Home Furnishings
Since Halloween is knocking on our door and everyone keeps saying that the holidays are just around the corner, I thought I would share a last minute pumpkin decorating idea that was new to me. Brought to you by way of my daughter, Meredith, and her two beautiful, sweet, and artistic children. (One of the perks of being a grandparent is bragging. Where it seemed off-putting to do such about your own children, it seems perfectly acceptable and is tolerated when it is directed toward your grandchildren. Isn’t that great!)
I am so glad my daughter is continuing the tradition of hands-on creative fun for kids. She finds great ideas and is not afraid to try something new. I had no clue about the special decorating plans they had this year so I was really delighted and surprised to see what they had done. I couldn’t get over the fact that they used thumb tacks. I mean, brilliant! So simple but, I would never have thought of it. One of my design addictions is my love of nailhead trim so all I could think was ‘how great, nailhead trim for pumpkins’.
My granddaughters are three and eight and the simple combination of using paint and thumb tacks was user friendly for both ages and allowed them each to create masterpieces that reflected heir style and personality.
… the three year old channeled her abstract modern art abilities and the shear joy that googly eyes can bring.
You wouldn’t want to pass up on a great opportunity to add a monogram to anything. This pumpkin monogrammed in thumb tacks displays the love between these two sisters by putting their initials out there front and center.
I also liked the cute little pumpkins they made at a party they attended using washi tape and feathers. Just darling. I loved how my granddaughter realized that it would certainly hold equal weight and value to my hand blown Starworks pumpkin and ceramic tureen to be placed right there beside them. Check out this past post to learn more about Starworks.
If you give this a try, please come back and leave us a comment and let us know how much fun you had.
Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful products I found at the High Point Market/ The World’s Home For Home Furnishings. I’ll also share about some of the people I met, and some of the insights I gleaned. Life is just one big learning experience for me and I’m always looking for inspiration. It was a bustling market with a lot of people attending. There was a real feeling of excitement in the air. I hope to inspire you and get you excited about your home so be sure to drop back by to see what we are up to. – Marianne