When we went to the orchard a couple of weeks ago, we let the girls each pick a little pumpkin to get them in the fall spirit.
I had originally thought we'd make "pumpkin people" by stacking two pumpkins on top of each other, snowman-style.
But as I considered this option, I realized the stems were too long...and I'd need to find an old knife, or a small handsaw...and I could just envision bad things happening. A trip to the ER was not exactly what I'd envisioned to get us into the fall spirit.
Instead, I decided we'd decorate the pumpkins with ribbon and buttons. We soon ditched the button idea in lieu of some scrapbooking materials...and I just love the results!
Doing this again with the girls, I would have used more vibrant colors...couldn't you just imagine some lime green ribbon with some bright pink and/or turquoise accents?
Or next time I might buy three pumpkins and spell out "B-O-O" or "E-E-K".
In any case, these were super simple to make, even with four little hands "helping".
I let the girls help me apply the glue to the ribbon (we used glue dots). I helped them use a paper punch to make the scalloped circles from card stock. And they applied their initial sticker.
Viola! A great decoration for the mantle...as easy as [pumpkin] pie!
I'm linking up again this month with my sweet friend Marcia at 123 Blog for her Virtual Craft Day. Hop and over and get inspired by the many great ideas!