Pumpkin Picking

Our favorite thing to do as a family every year is going to the pumpkin patch. My boys love it and it is a joy to watch them do everything that the farms have to offer. At any pumpkin patch or farm there are always bins of pumpkins and I always love them. I found some baskets at Hobby Lobby that looked like strawberry baskets and they reminded me of the baskets that are at the pumpkin farms. The first thing that came to mind was filling them with pumpkins!! That is where this project came from.

Lets Get Started

Supplies

There are several supplies in this project. The baskets and pumpkins came from Hobby Lobby. I started with just the blue and orange pumpkins but went back and got the green and cream color ones. The raffia I ordered off of Amazon. The chalk board picks are from Dollar Tree. I got the burlap from a friend.

I few other things I used was some ribbon and twine, Waverly Chalk Paint, paint brushes and hot glue.

To start this project I painted the baskets. Please use what ever colors you want. I picked colors that I have really been loving for fall this year especially the navy blue.

Once the baskets were dry, I added a square piece of burlap to each one and hot glued it to the bottom of the baskets. I also glued the burlap around the sides of the baskets so it would lay nice over the edges.

I thought the baskets needed some more embellishing. There is always some kind of ribbon and twine on my desk and I thought that would be perfect. I glued a strip of ribbon or twine on the outside of each basket and then made bows to go on them and glued it on.

Through some trial and error I figured out that the pumpkins sat to far down in the baskets. So I took some floral foam and glued it into the baskets in the bottom. Then so the foam would not show, I cut strips of raffia and glued them on the top of the foam.

After I got the raffia done, I started arranging the different colored pumpkins. Once I was happy, I hot glued them down.

The final embellishment was these chalk board picks. I took a white gel pen and wrote different sayings on them. Then I poked them into the floral foam.

This is one of my favorite projects I have done this year for fall. They look so festive and colorful. Each basket is different but they work so well sitting all together. These are something I will use every year.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Melissa McGuire

Supplies

Baskets- Hobby Lobby

Pumpkins in Blue, Orange, Cream, and Green- Hobby Lobby

Waverly Chalk Paint- Walmart

Paint Brusher- Anywhere

Burlap- Hobby Lobby

Ribbon and Twine- Michael’s Craft Store

Chalk Board Picks- Dollar Tree

Raffia- Amazon

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Double Trouble Part 2

Welcome to day 5 of the 5 days of Halloween!! Happy Friday!! We are going to pick up where we left off yesterday. We were talking about decor that can be used for two different holidays. This decor is meant to be fast and easy to put together and look very cute in your home! It will also save on your storage space!

Let’s Get Started

Project #1

Supplies

This first project is brought to you by Target. They come out with wooden figures ever year. This year they had pumpkins, turkeys and apples. (When you see things like the apples, pick them up for teachers gifts) The HOME words and the jack-o-lantern face are also from Target.

I also used some Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin, and a red paint pen. You might want to have some liquid glue on hand and a paint brush.

So do you want to know how easy this is!!?? On the side of the pumpkin without the lines I painted it with the Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin. While that dried, I mixed some of the pumpkin paint with water and lightly brushed it over the side of the pumpkins with the lines on it. It will wash over like a stain so you can still see the wood grain.

As my pumpkin dried, I moved on to the HOME stickers. The letters in this were brown and they did not pop off the pumpkin like I wanted them to. Through some trial and error I figured out he best way to paint the letters was to use a paint pen. So I painted them red with the paint pen,

Finally, I stuck the letters on the side of the pumpkin with the lines. If they do not stick, use some liquid glue. On the fully orange side of the pumpkin I put the jack-o-lantern face on it.

This pumpkin would look great as a focal point, or in a 3-tiered tray. It is one of the easies crafts I have ever done. When you are shopping in places like Target, look and see what can be put together quickly. You will be very happy with your decision!

Project #2

Supplies

Project #2 is just as easy as the first! You will need one of these wooden pumpkins from Dollar Tree. The words are from Target. The paint I used was Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink and Pumpkin. The only other things I used was a paint brush and some ribbon.

Start by painting the front and the back of the sign in Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin. Once that is dry, paint the face that is raised up on the pumpkin with Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink. If you could not find the pumpkin with the face already on it, then draw one on with a Sharpie marker or cut out paper or felt and glue it on the pumpkin.

On the other side I places these vinyl stickers on it from Target. I thought the pumpkin still looked a bit plan so I added a bow.

How easy was that!? This is a very simple wall hanger that adds some color to a room. It is also very easy to store away once the holidays are done.

Project #3

Supplies

This third project uses these little stands from Dollar Tree. They are in the wedding section. I also used some Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink, some flowers from Dollar Tree, a ghost sticker from Dollar Tree, some twine, paint brush, and hot glue gun. To add words to this project, I used my Cricut and some 651 vinyl.

To start this project I painted one of the stands with Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink. This took a few coats because the stands are very glossy. I really like the more matte look and wish I would have painted the white one with white paint.

Next I added the words to the stands. I used 651 vinyl that I cut from my Cricut. Most of the time I get my SVGs off of Etsy or the Cricut design studio. If you do not have a cutting machine, you can use stickers or glue on a free printable.

Finally, I used hot glue and added twine to the bottom of the stand. I started gluing the end of the twine to the bottom of the stand. Then I began wrapping the twine around and around. I would put hot glue anywhere I felt the twine was not holding. After that I put a flower on one side of the sign and a ghost on the other.

These make me so happy. They would be so cute on an entry table. Since they are small they do not take up a ton of room. The possibilities are endless for these and you can customize them very easily.

I want to wish you a great and happy Friday. Have a wonderful weekend and come back next week for a new Tool Tuesday and we are moving into fall. Christmas crafts are coming too!!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Melissa McGuire

Suppies

Project #1

Wooden Pumpkin- Target

HOME and Jack-o-lantern Face- Target

Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin- Walmart

Paint pen- Walmart

Liquid Glue- Anywhere

Paint Brush- Anywhere

Project #2

Wooden Pumpkin Sign- Dollar Tree

Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin- Walmart

Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink- Walmart

Word Stickers- Target

Ribbon- Anywhere

Paint Brush- Anywhere

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Project #3

Mini Stand- Dollar Tree

Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink- Walmart

Twine- Anywhere

Flowers- Dollar Tree

Ghost- Dollar Tree

Paint Brush- Anywhere

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Double Trouble Part 1

Welcome to day 4 of the 5 days of Halloween! We are almost through the week. I know for us it has been a long one.

Lets look at how we can double our decor without doubling the amount of things we have to store. I am all about saving space and getting as much out of my decor as possible. One of the best ways to do that is by having your decor preform double duty. This means that one side of you decor is one holiday and the other side is another.

This is great for people who have very little storage space in their homes or just do not want to put a lot of money into holiday decorations.

Let’s Get Started!

Project #1

Supplies

For this first project you will need some table top pumpkins. I got mine at Target. You will also need some embellishments to put on your pumpkins. I found the wooden turkey and pumpkin a few years ago at Michael’s Craft Store. You could use stickers or printables to put on the project or any other embellishments you have on hand.

Some other Supplies I used were scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby. It is the best for your money. The goal is to get different patterns of different holiday paper. I used the wood grain paper for one side of the pumpkin and then Halloween for the other side. I also used Mod Podge, a paint brush, hot glue gun, sand paper and twine.

The first thing I did was cut my scrapbook paper down to a more manageable size. You can trace the pumpkin onto the paper and cut it out before you glue it down but I prefer to leave the paper bigger and sand off the edges later. I put a thin layer of Mod Podge down on the pumpkin and placed the paper down on top of the pumpkin making sure to smooth out the bubbles.

Once that was dry, I took my sand paper and sanded in a downward motion around the edges of the pumpkin. This will tear off the paper from the edge and give a clean and finished look. Then I did the same steps to add the paper to the other side of the pumpkins.

After that I glued on the pumpkin on one side and turkey on the other side. As for the other pumpkin, I wanted words on it. So I used my Cricut and 651 vinyl to add the words. In place of this you can use stickers, or free printables and glue them on.

Once I had the words and wood pieces on, I thought the pumpkins needed something more. My brain could not think of anything fun and creative to be honest. I knew I had to put something on them that could be seen from both sides sense these pumpkins were pulling double duty. It seems twine is always the answer. I put some hot glue at the base of the stem of the pumpkin and started wrapping the twine around the stem of the pumpkin. I did this all the way up until the stem was covered. This is something that added some texture to the pumpkin and also would look great no matter what side of the pumpkin was visible.

Here is a look at how they turned out. One side is done up for Halloween and the other side is done up for Thanksgiving. You only have two pumpkins to store away after the holidays and they are pulling double duty while they are out!

Project #2

Supplies

It might look like there is a lot to this next project but really it is the same steps as the last one. I used wooden mason jars I had on hand from last year from Dollar Tree. This goes to show you that you can use any kind of wooden base that you want. From there you need embellishments if you want them. I also used some silver paint, hot glue, scrapbook paper for different holidays, flowers, sand paper, Mod Podge.

The first thing I did with these wooden mason jars is to gently pull off the twine from the top and sand off the glitter. Sometimes with Dollar Tree stuff you can peal the paper off of the product to get the glitter off , but most of the time it is not that easy. Another way to get the glitter off that I just learned about is to spray Goo Gone on it and let it sit for a minute or two and scrape it off with a scraper. Then wipe it down with a damp paper towel or baby wipe. It works well without of the sanding mess.

Next I cut the scrapbook paper down to size. Then I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge on the the mason jars and places the scrapbook paper down top making sure to smooth out the bubbles. I let it dry then sanded the edges in a downward motion to get the extra paper off.

At this point, I did not like the top of the mason jars. It was covered in the paper and did not look like a lid. So I took some metallic silver acrylic paint and did three coats of paint on the top part of the jar so it would look like a silver lid.

Now it’s time for embellishments. For the fall jars I used pumpkins and wooden wards from Target. If I did not like the color, I used what ever paints I had on hand to paint them. Paint pens work well for this. I did the same with the with the Christmas jar. Hobby Lobby had these cute Christmas wooded pieces. I colored the little Santa and then added some cardstock and Merry Christmas with my Cricut and vinyl. Glue things on as you see fit. For these projects you are only limited by your creativity.

I added the twine back to the top of the mason jars and put twine bows on top of the twine. The other embellishment I added was the tops of flowers that I got from Dollar Tree.

Here are the finished jars. Each side of these jars are for a different holiday. Like I said before these cut down on storage and gives lots of options for any holiday or season. The paper and embellishments for this are endless. This can even been done for everyday decor.

I do hope this finds you all in good health. Please stay safe.

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Have a wonderful Thursday!

Melissa McGuire

Supplies

Project #1

Wooden Pumpkins- Target

Scrapbook paper that are Different Patterns- Hobby Lobby

Mod Podge- Anywhere

Wooden Pieces- Michael’s Craft Store

Twine- Hobby Lobby

Cricut- Michael’s Craft Store

651 Vinyl- Michael’s Craft Store

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Project #2

Mason Jars- Dollar Tree

Flowers- Dollar Tree

Wooden Pieces- Target

Silver Metallic Acrylic Paint- Walmart

Mod Podge- Anywhere

Scrapbook paper that are Different Patterns- Hobby Lobby

Twine- Hobby Lobby

Cricut- Michael’s Craft Store

651 Vinyl- Michael’s Craft Store

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Blocks and Flowers

Welcome to day 3 of the 5 days of Halloween! We are going to keep this light and easy today. I know these days people do not have a lot of time to create and decorate. People still want their homes to look nice and like they put in a ton of effort. There are a few things that can help with that. One is small block decor and the other is flower arrangements. That is where these projects came from. These are easy, cheap and can really make a statement in your home.

Let’s Get Started!

Project #1

Supplies

For this first project you will need some wooden blocks. I bought these on clearance after Christmas last year at Target. You can get what ever size blocks you want. These are 2×6. I also used googly eyes. As far as the writing on the blocks, I used my Cricut and some 651 vinyl. If you do not have a Cricut you can buy stickers or even print out words from your computer and glue them onto the block. You can even write on the blocks in your own handwriting!

I also used a paint brush and hot glue gun.

The back of these blocks were already black and just had a sticker on the back. I heated up the stickers and pealed them off. Then left the black alone. I did paint the front of the blocks with Waverly White Chalk Paint. Use what ever colors you want. Let that dry.

Next I typed and cut out the phrases on my Cricut and applied them to two of the blocks. This is where you can write on the blocks, glue on things you print out or use stickers. For the third block, I hot glued googly eyes onto it.

This blocks are simple and so cute. They would go great in a 3-tiered tray or on any small table scape. If you got bigger blocks the possibilities are endless.

Project #2

Supplies

Project #2 is so simple. You will need any kind of vase or pitcher. These pitches I picked up at Target. Then get any kind of flowers that you love for fall. My favorite is sunflowers but these mums are beautiful and come in several different colors. The mums and sunflowers are from Dollar Tree. The pumpkin picks and the eucalyptus and and pumpkin pick came from Walmart.

If you wish to cut the flowers apart, you will need some wire cutters. I also used my Cricut again with some 651 vinyl.

I apologize for the blurry picture. We are going to start with the galvanized pitcher. I cut the mums off of the main stem with some wire cutters. Then I places the pumpkin pick in the center of the pitcher and added the mums around it until I was happy with how it looked. That was it!!

This next arrangement I did in a white pitcher. I cut the sunflowers off of the main stem with some wire cutters. From there I put the eucalyptus and pumpkins pick in the middle and added the sunflowers around it. It takes some playing around to get things to look the way I want. I move things until I am happy with how it looks. You could also add floral foam in the bottom of the pitchers if you want to help thing stay in place.

The final pitcher I added Pumpkin Farm to the bottom of with vinyl from my Cricut. I then did the same as I did with the other two. I cut the mums off of the main stem with wire cutters. After that I places the pumpkin pick in the center and added the mums around the pumpkins. It is that simple.

Here are the final projects. As you can see, you can combine the two to add some flare to the crafts. This is one that you can use from the start of fall all the way through Thanksgiving. You can add different blocks or just the leave the pitchers plain. There are so many options. It is a simple way to add some holiday decor to your home without a lot of fuss.

I hope you enjoyed these projects and that it gives you some quick ideas you can do even if you have a busy schedule.

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Have a wonderful day!

Melissa McGuire

Supplies

Project #1

Blocks- Target, get any size you want from anywhere

Googly Eyes- Dollar Tree, any craft store

Waverly White Chalk Paint- Walmart

Paint Brush- Anywhere

Cricut and 651 Vinyl- Michaels Craft Store, or use stickers in place of this

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Project #2

Black, White, Galvanized Pitcher- Target

Mums and Sunflowers- Dollar Tree

Pumpkin Picks and Eucalyptus Pick- Walmart

Cricut and 651 Vinyl- Michaels Craft Store