Category Archives: Fall

DIY Studded Pumpkin Fall Decor

I love fall!  I love wearing cozy sweaters, cute boots and decorating my home for the cooler season.  I don’t know what it is about this season that just brings a dorky smile to my face!  (To be honest I love all seasons for different reasons -yes that rhymed lol) <– see dork!

Anywho I’ve been on a search to find items to decorate my home with for the fall season.  I wanted items that I would love for a long time, are super easy to make and won’t cost an arm and a leg.  I came across these orange pumpkins from the Dollar Tree and decided to buy them and see what I come up with at home. You may remember these pumpkins from a Dollar Tree Haul I did a few weeks ago.

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Inspiration struck me while I was out one day and noticed a huge pumpkin with studs all over it.  I decided to give it a try and this is what I ended up with:

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Not too shabby, eh?  I think they look so cute and go perfectly with my living room decor.  Below I just have them sitting on a candle stick from the Dollar Tree that I had from a few years ago.

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To make your own you will need the following supplies:

  • foam pumpkins (from the dollar tree or craft store)
  • glitter
  • mod podge or school glue
  • craft paint (in color you prefer)
  • thumb tacks (i got mine from the dollar tree)
  • paint brush
  • foam brush

Instructions:

Using your foam brush paint your pumpkins and allow to dry.  You may need a few coats of paint to really whiten your pumpkin.  I did three coats, allowing for drying time in between.  It took me a total of 30 minutes for the paint to completely dry.

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Next grab your mod podge (or glue) and dab a little of the glue to the stem of the pumpkin and add your glitter.  If your using mod podge, you may need to work quickly before it dries and in a ventilated area.  The smell is very strong and may get you sick.

DIY studded pumpkin fall home decor | hipncreative.wordpress.com Once the stems are dried, add your thumb tacks in any pattern you like.  I added a straight line every other curve, simple and sweet 😉

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And there you have it folks.  A nice inexpensive fall room decor.  This is a super simple craft project you can do while you’re watching TV or maybe get your kids involved!  I think they’d love it!

Until soon my friends!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Leg Craft

Hi Guys!  Today I thought I’d share this super duper easy and fun craft project your kids will love!  The best part is that most if not all of the items needed are in your home!  Awesome right?!

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Here is what you’ll need:

Small Brown Paper Bag
Newspaper or Plastic Bags
White Cardstock Paper
Sharpie or markers (lovingly pilfered from your kids craft supplies 😉 )
Ribbon or Twine
scissors
Glue

Directions:

Cute out a bone shape using the white cardstock paper.  Next cut the brown paper bag about an inch down from bag opening.  Glue the “bone” to the inside of the bag and stuff with newpaper.   Finally tie the bag with ribbon and using sharpie write guests name.  You can even go a step further and print your guests names on your printer and glue onto the bag.

BONUS:  If you prefer, you can fill the bag with popcorn, candy or other treats your guests will love!

Like I said easy right?