Fall is my all-time favorite season. And it’s a very short season here in Texas. You blink, you miss it. But there’s something wonderful about the season. It’s when the weather starts to change. We get a little rain and cooler temps. Well, sometimes. It’s still been hot here and by hot I mean 80+ degrees. THIS is unacceptable fall weather in my opinion.
But when the calendar hits October 1, I’m all about getting the fall decorations out. I confess I started a little early this year. I couldn’t help it. I got these super cool blinking eyes that go in the window. See, I like “cute” and “fun” Halloween decorations. Not gory and gross. We’re the house that the little kids love to come to because it’s cute and fun. I put out the fog machine, too, to give it some ambiance. This year we’re trying to figure out how to get more fog.
Anyway… I have lots of fall décor. We buy new stuff every year to add to the collection. I LOVE decorating with these fall colors. This year, I decided I wasn’t going to carve any pumpkins – first time in about six years. Instead, I bought fake ones to decorate. And I had a great time doing it, too!
Check out this chevron pumpkin I made:
It wasn’t easy and it took forever but I love the end result. It came out really cute. I put it on a plant stand in the flower bed to elevate it and sort of give it center stage.
Because I had such wild success with that (grin) I decided to make another one. I got a white one and some stencils and black paint and made this one.
It was a little easier than the first one and took less time. It came out pretty cute too I think.
But the third one I made is probably my favorite. Check it out:
I used Mod Podge lightweight papers and Mod Podge Matte glue. It was SUPER easy and came out so cute! I had a blast making it. You can spell out whatever word you want – I choose spooky because I thought it was cute. But the kit comes with enough letters to spell out “Boo” or “Halloween” or even “Creepy”.
Note: This doesn’t do well in rain. I had to rescue it from the front yard. Someone suggested putting lacquer over it so I may do that so it CAN sit outside and not get messed up.
If you want a link to the project (and others), click here.
I used to do a ton of crafts long ago and then settled on cross-stitch but I found I really enjoy doing things like this again. I already have a Christmas project in mind. :)
Are you crafty?