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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 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!


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!