It is officially fall and actually has been for a couple weeks now. We broke out our fall decor recently to celebrate this fabulous change of seasons. It is not much different than last year. I typically like to hit up the after Halloween sales and grab some good stuff, but I don't remember if I didn't make it out last year or just didn't find anything good, but anyhow I didn't find any good deals last year.
So I have our little table in the entry way decorated with mini-pumpkins and gourds. I need to take a Fall picture to put in the frame.
Our kitchen table. Love the ceramic pumpkins. And these were actually the place mats Chris had before we got married. I found them in the attic a couple weeks ago- a great Fall color.
The fence piece and bucket were after Halloween sale finds from a couple years ago.
This pumpkin bowl was a new find this year from the dollar section at Target. I always look through the dollar section but seldom purchase anything. But this pumpkin dish caught my eye.
I did, however, make a few fun things this year- ideas compliments of pinterest.
Toilet paper rolls and tissue paper....how cute!
I had recently been given this vase as a bridesmaid gift and loved it but hadn't found a good use for it yet. Layers of split peas, kidney beans, and popcorn kernels finished off with a candle and twine bow. Perfect fall accent!
|The full look on the fireplace|
We bought a 2x4 from Home Depot (that we actually got for half price because the checkout lady couldn't find the right code and just gave it to us for $3.00), 4 large wood screws, and some paint. I used the sample paint cans from Home Depot that were $3 each. I just bought 4 colors and used the yellow from when I painted Phoebe's wall. Maybe I could have used 40% off coupons and gotten wood paint cheaper at Michael's, but this was easy. They cut the wood for me at Home Depot and my sweet husband sanded it for me.
I painted all the base colors then painted the faces. Chris helped me drill them onto the base. After he drilled them on, I wrapped the mummy with some gauze. The original picture also had straw on the head of the pumpkin which was super cute, but I figured little hands would have that all over my carpet in a matter of minutes, so I left that off for now. Maybe next year if we set it up on something. The original also had "Have a SPOOKtacular Day" written on the base. I thought that was a little cheesy. I might end up writing Happy Halloween or something, but it is just black for now.
I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty proud of this. Look at it again.