Woodland Pumpkins

Pumpkin Parade

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.

Woodland Pumpkins

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?

Woodland Pumpkins

Then you spray paint it a different color of course.  There is no other way to be creative. ;)

Woodland Pumpkins

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.

Woodland Pumpkins

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.

Woodland 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.

Shift Ctrl Art
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A Little Bite of Everything
A Swell Place to Dwell
Newly Woodwards
Boxy Colonial
Wills Casa
Cuckoo4Design
Bliss at Home
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  • http://attemptsatdomestication.com/ Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication

    Love your pumpkins! Super cute!

    • Kenz

      Thanks Ashley!

  • Julia @cuckoo4design

    Oh yay, so cool. Love the color combo and the animals make me think of Target Threshold ;)

    • Kenz

      hahaha 3 cheers for Target Threshold!

  • Stephanie, Sandpaper and Glue

    oh I do think the feather came out the best.
    and my favorite thing the fox says is caw ca-ca-ca-ca caw caw caw

    • Kenz

      I love the feather the most too. It’s also Aaron’s favorite. Love that fox and his words so much :)

  • Cassie Bustamante

    these are SOOO fun! i am a woodland freak so i freakin love these. :)

    • Kenz

      hahaha! I’m a woodland freak too! I wanted to do a squirrel for one of them, but I was just getting too frustrated trying to cut the frogtape. I really need to invest in a vinyl cutter stat!

  • http://newlywoodwards.com/ Kim@NewlyWoodwards

    These turned out too cool! I love the unique colors you used, too! Such a refreshing and unique set of pumpkins.

    • Kenz

      Thank you! I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to pumpkins. The most I have ever done is buy one and put it on my porch lol

  • http://www.aswellplacetodwell.com/ Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell

    So cute. The feather is awesome!

    • Kenz

      I know! It’s my favorite!

  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART

    These are awesome. I love the feather one in particular. The copper is awesome!

    • Kenz

      Thanks! I was worried the copper looked too much like the orange that we started with, but it came out really pretty.

  • http://boxycolonial.com/ Gretchen@BoxyColonial

    I get so confused when people use frog tape. Every time. I’m all, “oh–that green is an…interesting choice for your pumpkin designs.” Anyway–very cute….I’m going with the majority and voting feather as my super favoritest :)

    • Kenz

      hahaha! What, you mean you don’t like the lovely green designs?! :)

  • http://www.bliss-athome.com/ Kristin Cadwallader

    Cute Kenz!! Love the feather! So trendy :) xo Kristin

    • Kenz

      Thanks! The feather is my favorite too :)

  • Amber @ Wills Casa

    Confession I have a Silhouette and still do the frog tape thing! I love the designs you picked! The fox is adorable!

    • Kenz

      Really?! Aaron keeps telling me to get a Silhouette. You really don’t use yours??

      • Amber @ Wills Casa

        I haven’t yet. I just bought a lot of supplies for it. I might attempt some things for Ramona’s birthday on it. I think I just need to get comfortable with it and once I do I will be using it constantly. I also really don’t have a place to craft with it right now. #homelessproblems

        • Kenz

          You are so hardcore. You deserve an award for all the things you’ve conquered whilst homeless.

  • Ainhoa

    Love that they’ll last more than one season :) !! They came out great!

    • Kenz

      Thanks! We all know I’m not going to be motivated to decorate AGAIN next October. So I will gladly hang on to these babies for next year :)

  • http://www.desertdomicile.com/ Caitlin @ Desert Domicile

    Super cute! That feather is fantastic and the fox is just a little weathered, that’s all ;)

    • Kenz

      “Weathered” I love you :)

  • kelly @ view along the way

    Those rock. My mind is seriously blown that you made that fox out of frogtape! I do the hoodrat painters tape thing too. #WhoNeedsACricut? #OkayIDo.

    • Kenz

      haha, I need one too. SO BAD. I’m hoping they have a black friday sale… or they just want to give me a blogger perk and let me do a give away ;) I want to screen print some onesies!

  • Michelle

    I’ve been singing “hoodrat, hoodrat hoochie mama” ever since I read your post early this morning on my phone. Thanks. A lot.

    I’m impressed with your frog tape skills. Take that Cricut/Sillouette/whatevers.

    • Kenz

      I like doing hoodrat things with my friends. I feel like there needs to be a tunnel between Utah and Iowa. I need a craft night friend… and yeah, I’m inviting myself to yours.

  • Mary

    LOVE your pumpkins!!!!!! Though I won’t lie, saying “coups” makes my ears hurt. Ha! Its like when people say coo-pon instead of Q-pon. Or shorten vacation to vakay. Or Precious to presh. AHHHHHHH I’m sorry i’m up too late and my daughter is teething :)

    • Kenz

      hahahaha, I’m assuming you hate “adorbs” and “totes” too :)

      • Mary

        helpppp meeeee!!! Adorbs is the worst!!

  • http://www.nalleshouse.com/ Anu

    These are so fun! Love the woodland theme. They would go well with my boys’ fox party that’s coming up. :)

    • Kenz

      What a cute idea! I hope you post about the fox party!

  • Tara @ Surburble

    Okay- those fake pumpkins are the best. Why don’t I have a Joann nearby? Sigh.

    Also, your “hoodrat” stencils are awesome. I love that deer so much!

    (p.s. Get a Silhouette already! Your life will change for-evah!)

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