10.20.2017

Paper Pumpkins






It's been a long time since I have written a post, except for our weekly Share Your Style parties, which I hope you all are enjoying.  I know I am!   A year of health issues and flipping furniture has kept me away for the computer; but hopefully that's about to change.  I have missed you all so much.  I am still on face book and Instagram so check those out too.  

I have this darling autumnal project I want to share with you.  Something a bit different that will carry your fall decor right up until Thanksgiving...    paper pumpkins.  A bit time consuming but so easy and very low cost to make.   These would be so cute decorating your groaning board for Thanksgiving or as a sweet "thank you" if you are lucky to be invited to someone's else's home.  



So here we go.


I picked up  some very inexpensive plastic pumpkins at my local big box store for 98cents each.  The stem just pulls right out (told you they were cheap :)  If you plan to use the stem, don't pull it out!


Stack several brown paper lunch bags together and mark at 1-1/2" intervals crosswise the bag.  I did not use the bottom of the bags.  Cut the strips.


Then cut those strips in half ..


Open up each piece and crumple up  in your hand.   ( We're having fun now:)




Unsmush each crumpled piece into a strip. (yes, I know that's not a word but I like to use my creativity to it's fullest :))  



Lay a strip of hot glue from the top to the bottom of the pumpkin and add a strip of crumpled paper, twisting and turning as you go, until your have covered the entire pumpkin.


This is the point where I pulled the plastic stem out.  I had saved real pumpkin stems from last year and I wanted to use them.  You could add a small branch from your yard or wind the plastic stem with cording.  I also made paper leaves from old book pages.  I hot glued the pumpkin stem and leaves on.  I also cut a circle from the brown paper bag and added that to the bottom of the pumpkin for more stability.  And that was it.   So easy and adorable.  Hope you will try it. 



  
And I truly hope to get back to my blogging on a much regular basis.. 


Supplies:
  • cheap plastic pumpkins
  • brown paper lunch bags
  • pumpkin stems (optional)
  • hot glue gun
  • old book pages
  • scissors
  • ruler


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10.18.2017

Share Your Style Party #140

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #140. I am Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest, and I'm so happy to be your host this evening. 

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It's mid-October (even though the weather hasn't felt like it here in the South) and October is all about Halloween. As I was looking over your many great posts from last week, I found a number of spooktacular ideas to help you celebrate the holiday with fun tricks and treats.


This Week's Featured Links: 

The striking black and white decor from the Frog Prince Paperie's "Halloween Boo Bash" caught my eye right away. The signage Paula created with her Cricut Easy Press looks so fantastic. I particularly love the "Here For The Booos" tea towel. And her ghost freak cupcakes are completely adorable!


Ashley from Simply Designing charmed me with this whimsical wreath she made so inexpensively with items from the Target Dollar Spot. Someone who looks at funky green and orange striped socks and just knows that they would make a fabulous Halloween wreath, definitely deserves a shout out!



I am all about eye candy and these brightly colored candy apples from Rose Bakes And You Can Too! certainly, fit the bill. They are so festive and fun that they're sure to be the hit of any Halloween party.


So, I'd intended to feature only Halloween posts this week but being a huge "Outlander" fan, I had to highlight this "Outlander Premiere Party from Ornate Splendor. Catherine packed this plaid-a-paloosa with so many terrific ideas, I can't begin to list them all. Suffice it to say, if you are an "Outlander" geek like me, you'll have a lot of fun identifying all her creative references to the book.



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10.11.2017

Share Your Style Party #139

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #139!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I will be your host this evening. 

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Here in Vermont, the fall foliage is at its peak this week and it is spectacular!  I always get so inspired by all of your creativity and I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all your fall crafts, tablescapes, home tours, and recipes.  I also started to get excited about Halloween and found a bunch of spooky projects and recipes I would like to try this month.

Here are this week's featured links:     

Are you looking for a creative Halloween decor project?  Hop on over to  Flamingo Toes and get the instructions on how to create these spooky crystal ball candlesticks.
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 Sheila from the blog Maison de Cinq gives us a tour of her warm and cozy home beautifully decorated for fall.  A must-see!

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  How picturesque and idyllic is this outdoor fall tablescape from Twelve on Main?  It literally stopped me in my tracks!

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My last feature is a yummy recipe for some graveyard Halloween bark from the blog Satsoma.  It also comes with a free printable gift tag.
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