Decorative Pumpkins

Well with it officially being October, it is definitely time for some pumpkin decorating!

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A couple of friends of mine from work held a pumpkin decorating party..

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And it was really fun! Normally I only carve pumpkins, but this is way cuter and a lot less messy!

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Four very different pumpkins! I had no idea on how I was going to decorate them so that’s why lines aren’t straight, things aren’t even, and a lot of glitter is outside the lines. But sometimes that’s okay. It was about hanging out with some new friends and displaying cute pumpkins at my house. Hope this inspires you to decorate your own!
Here are the pumpkins my friends made:

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ZORO!!!!

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Godzilla!! (crazy detailed, right!?)

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Made for her husband who is coming home from Afghanistan soon!

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Happy Pumpkin decorating! I know I will be making more, and I would love to see yours!

Stay lovely,
Jenna

Fall Wreath

YEAH PEOPLE IT’S FALL

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So that means it is time for fall stuff. I already decorated a couple weeks ago, I just couldn’t wait.

So today we are making a lovely fall wreath to hang on your front door.

Supplies:
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1 hay wreath (hay is very Fall feeling, and it is $3 so yay)
1 30 yard ribbon in Orange
1 ‘rope piece’ of leaves
1 burlap sunflower
1 burlap pumpkin
3 twigs with balls on the end
1 glue gun and TONS of glue sticks

First, wrap your wreath with the ribbon.
Start on the back by putting a good sized spot of glue and attach ribbon.
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Continue to wrap ribbon around the wreath. Every other wrap, I put more hot glue on the back.

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And here is what your wreath will look like after the ribbon (and yes, I almost used all 30 yards).
I love this look for many reasons. You can still see the hay through the ribbon, and yet there are pieces that are dark and leave spots of dark orange visible after you put the rest of the pieces on. Of course if you do not want any hay showing, just wrap the wreath again with the ribbon and this should solve the problem quite nicely.

Next, I took the leaves and wrapped them in the same manor as the ribbon. I am sorry, I do not have any other pictures of step by step. They seemed to have run off of my camera. Once you wrap the leaves around, flip over the wreath and cut off the ones that are facing backwards. This not only cleans up your wreath a little, it also gives you extra leaves that you don’t to buy to decorate with :). Next, eyeball where you would like your pumpkin, sunflower, and sticks. And glue.

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When my friend saw ┬ámy wreath she said, “Oh so you decided to go out and buy a wreath instead of making it?” Uh.. yeah sure I did ;).

Wreath TIP: Do NOT be afraid to use a LOT of hot glue. More glue means it will stick better, and ultimately last longer.

We also went and bought out first mini pumpkins of the season and I picked up a cute owl Halloween decoration

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