I’m a little late with decorating the house for Halloween this year. I always have grandiose plans to make the house festive, but school and life get in the way and next thing you know it is Halloween day, and I am just carving the pumpkin.
This year I’ve decided to create some Halloween pumpkin decorations that can carry me through the fall. I saw a pumpkin craft on Bell Jar Vintage and I knew I needed to recreate the look somehow. I had picked up a white craft pumpkin on end-of-season sale and (at first) decided to adorn it with baker’s twine like Dori did in her tutorial. Buddy, my three-year-old was perched on a stool at the craft table ready to help me with the project. As I held up different colors of baker’s twine to my pumpkin, he asked, “Why don’t you do the brown (garden) twine?” I thought for a moment…realizing he might have a point. “Without any baker’s twine?” I asked. “How about you try both? Maybe the blue one?”
Yeah, apparently my toddler has an eye for design.
I hot glued the brown twine onto the pumpkin, and then decided it could use a little blue baker’s twine to give it a sweet, vintage look. After gluing the twine along the pumpkin, I wrapped it around the stem, securing it with hot glue. Five minutes and less than three bucks later, I have a cute little fall decoration that I can leave up until Thanksgiving. Score!
How have you been decorating for the fall? I’d love to see some of your ideas!