Well, I guess I’m next up in line for the pumpkin parade. I’ll be sure to throw some taffy at your face as I pass by.
The first pumpkin decision: real or fake. What it comes down to is cost vs durability. Do I want these to last more than one season or not?
JoAnn’s had their fake pumpkins 50% off, plus the coups I had for them. So the cost wasn’t too bad. I got all 3 for the price of 1.
I decided to go with a “woodland” theme. Maybe because we watch a little too much “What does the fox say” at our house. (Is there even such a thing as TOO MUCH?!)
I just spray painted the front of the pumpkins only, because once I got the design taped on, I was going to spray them a difference color. For those of us not cool enough to have a Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine, we do the hoodrat thing and cut some FrogTape into a pattern. Yeah?
Then you spray paint it a different color of course. There is no other way to be creative.
And then you peel the FrogTape off. Except, it really screwed up the fox. Which I was sad about. I’m not sure why the tape peeled paint off the fox, but not the other 2. I was really excited about that fox. I thought the feather would look the worst and the fox would be the king. But turns out I was way off with my hypothesis. Like that time I thought 1/3 cup siracha would be yummy to cook chicken in.
And the last step is to put them somewhere you can see them. I, predictably, put them on the hearth. Because that’s what fireplaces are for. Seasonal decorating. The thing I suck the most at… as you can see by my staging a crooked tower of woodland creature pumpkins.
Remember, the Pumpkin Parade Link Party is tomorrow! And I WANT to see all your pumpkin crafts. So please please come back. And be sure to check out all these rad-action blogs for their wicked pumpkin designs.