At the very top of my list was creating these fall pumpkins. I saw a similar set of adorable pumpkins in a gift shop last fall...The pumpkins read "THANKS" --they were very cute and obviously for the Thanksgiving season. I knew right away I could imitate the darling set of pumpkins, while skipping the expensive price tag. I made a mental note..."Next year, when the selection of cute little faux pumpkins are at their peak--get some!!"
I decided I wanted my pumpkins to do double duty-- So mine say "THANKS" on one side and then I used three to spell out "BOO" on the other side. Basically they are double sided, but on a mantel you only see one side at a time. The options for autumn message pumpkins are endless. Here are a few alternative word choices I tossed around: HALLOWEEN, SPOOKY, AUTUMN, OCTOBER, FALL,
THANKS, GIVING, GATHER, TOGETHER, FAMILY, LOVE, FAITH, HOME...
... Tis' the season of pumpkins...I can use these little beauties ALL autumn long!
STENCILING FAKE OUTI could have painted the letters on with stencils, but I found a much easier option... stickers!! These are lovely stickers, meant for wedding invitations or favors, they are really nice quality. These gorgeous letters came in a set as pictured... only $5...and I have been thinking about how to use all my left over numbers and letters... The best part, NO painting, NO mess and NO dry time...
A HALLOWEEN MANTLE