I have been gone for a bit, but I have returned refreshed, renewed, revitalized and recharged-Fall does that to me, how about you?
I have a new lease on life and I’d like to share the joy of it all with you.
Thank you for welcoming me into your lives where we are able to chat and exchange ideas.
You know I really do believe that we can be anything we want to be at any age, we just have to go out and embrace it all. Not to say there won’t be hurdles, but anything worth doing is going to have bumps along the way.
Thank you too for your sweetness in your emails, I loved, loved hearing from you and I missed you too!
During the course of the last few months the garden was a little neglected. One of our wee pumpkins was budding out ever so slowly and was going to be a little late for Halloween
cheer. But my motto is never let a pumpkin go to waste (especially homegrown!)
If it can’t be turned into a carriage, well how about a taffy colored planter for some pansies.
Many of us grew up in a world where pumpkins were one color.
Some of you may remember that world and it was great, however…we have options now!
I bet my Mom would have thought that it was neat that pumpkins could be pink.
Since I have been feeling a little adventurous in my crafting style of late, and moving away from my comfort zone.
I decided to take some homegrown pumpkins and gourds and turn them into taffy colored Fall décor as well as a planter.
This project is simple, inexpensive, easy and can be done with any color of paint for any style of décor. If you’d like to jazz it up a bit add a stencil, rhinestones or ribbon. The sky is the limit.
Simply take a real or faux pumpkin, cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin large enough to accommodate the size of the plant you will be using. Remove seeds from real pumpkin, spray paint and tuck the little pot inside.
Well, since the spray painting turned out, I took another daring step along with a big gulp and headed for the Master bedroom. I decorated our little grey Secretary desk in the master bedroom with these glorious shades of taffy hued gourds and the pumpkin planter.
Trust me, I am not adventurous in decorating-I am always afraid of making a mistake.
So, with some spray paint a pumpkin transformation was born!
I began with blue, then pink and for adding glitz and glam I added some gold.
I really didn’t take it all too seriously because it was pumpkin fun.
I approached the entire project similar to tie dying.
I meant to add glitter…because it is true it does make me happy!
But instead of adding it to the pumpkin I added it here!
We have a little miss who will be turning one very soon…