I tend to not do a whole lot of seasonal decorating. How about you? I find as I get older that time goes by so ridiculously fast that it doesn’t feel worth it to get out the Halloween decor because in five minutes it’s going to be time to get out the Christmas stuff. Do any of you feel that way?
Plus, nature does such an amazing job of decorating for fall that it feels silly to have to add anything more!
Apparently nature is trying to reinforce my opinion on that because the tiny pumpkins I added to my fairy garden last week have already been stolen.
I suspect that squirrels are to blame rather than klepto fairies though. The white pumpkin disappeared first, and the orange gourd followed a couple of days later. So much for that plan.
I have done a few fall craft projects in the last couple of years though, so I thought I’d recap them for you today in case any of you want to do some fall decorating yourselves.
I’ll start with my ‘hello fall’ book page banner.
Last year I shared a quick tutorial on how to make one using old book pages and your printer.
You’ve also already seen my french pumpkins.
The one above was made using a cardboard pumpkin, paint and some Fusion transfer gel. Get all of those details here.
My second french pumpkin looked like this …
It’s an old wooden pumpkin transformed with some paint and a Prima Marketing transfer (details here).
Then there were the ‘hello fall’ toolbox planters. The one on the bottom is painted in Fusion’s Mustard. The one on the top is in its original red.
I used my Cricut machine to cut the words out of adhesive vinyl. These are perfect for just popping in some mums and calling it good.
While I had the Cricut out that year, I also made some ‘hello fall.’ plates …
They are fun to add to planters full of mums, kale and hydrangea flowers.
I did whip up one more quick fall decoration this year. I had a fake plastic pumpkin in my stash so I painted it white using Fusion’s Limestone. Then I pulled out some Prima Marketing supplies; decor wax in a color called Eternal and a transfer called Simplicity.
Rather than try to apply the transfer as one whole sheet, I just cut out sections of the design to place randomly on my pumpkin.
It was a little tricky to place the flat designs onto a curvy pumpkin, but I’m OK with a little imperfection.
I used the Eternal wax to give the pumpkin a gold stem. This was the first time I tried the Eternal, but it definitely won’t be the last. It’s the perfect gold, and it was so easy to apply using a q-tip.
My new toile pumpkin pairs nicely with my french pumpkin, don’t you think? OK, maybe not the most traditional looking fall decorations but they suit my style for sure.