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October 1, 2011

Easy-Peasy Fall Craft

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.

LinkI 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!

6 comments:

Barbara Manatee said...

So simple, so cute! I think the black is just right for Halloween!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love your project - so simple and stylish :)

I was going to link up tonight but I slept too well this morning (til 9:15) so we had to rush to get to the Receiver of Revenue to change my bank details - but it is DONE! and I couldn't be happier.

I think I'll make some cards tonight :)

Just Another Mom of Twins said...

I really, really like this idea! I think I may have to craft-lift it. The kids are too young for carving so this would be a fun,easy alternative. Thanks!

Johanna said...

So adorable!

championm2000 said...

Great idea! We are going to the pumpkin patch next weekend, so I may be using this idea soon.

Deanna said...

Love this!! Very cute, and so many options!