Whimsical Pumpkin Planters

    Here’s a great Fall project that will get a whole lot of attention when you put it in your front yard.

    I like starting the season with fun projects. It’s excellent to be able to make these plastic pumpkin planters and fill them with flowers or herbs. These do have personality.Tipsy-Pumpkins

    Basically, what you see is what it is and how to make it. I can give you some basic tips, but you may already have an idea of how you’d like to create your own DIY project.

    As I said, these are plastic pumpkins. You can make the face you want on them and drill a hole in the bottom of each pumpkin for drainage.

    To keep these beauties in place, you’ll first need to put a long stick into your planter pumpkin pot and one-by-one decide how the pumpkins are going to be stacked, allowing plenty of room for the flowers or herbs to grow and be beautiful. You will be doing a lot of drilling holes in your plastic pumpkins to get their placement just right on the stick or stake.

    I was thinking this would be fun to set up, on a smaller scale, for a party centerpiece for your table minus the dirt in the planter pumpkin pot. There are plenty of variations you can do with this great idea.

    For indoors you could use twist ties to attach the pumpkins to the stick and have them for your guests to take home with goodies packed inside. You could even add names on the back of them.

    I do like this idea for the yard, but it’s always fun to come up with variations for indoors as well. I’m sure you’ve come up with a few ideas of your own.

    As with all DIY projects, have fun and allow your imagination to soar.

    Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a comment with your thoughts about this project and what variations you’ve dreamed up.


    Fall Candle Jars

    It wonderful to get into fall and all the projects you can do to decorate your home.

    These fall candle jars are easy to make and fun to use.fallcandleholder

    You can use any jars you’ve saved or use mason jars. You’ll need Mod Podge and fake leaves. I like the fake fall leaves because they absorb the Mod Podge.

    You apply the leaves to the outside of the jar and add a rafia ribbon to give it that finished look.

    I started this project in the center and brushed Mod Podge to the outside center of the jar. Then I positioned a leaf and brushed Mod Podge over it. I overlapped the leaves. Be sure to have Mod Podge on both sides of the leaves.

    This is a fun project the kids may enjoy, too.

    You can use a tea candle inside the jar or an electric candle light. The light should glow through the leaves. I don’t cover every inch of the jar. I like having some of the glass showing. Make your however you like.

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found this fall candle jar interesting enough to make.

    Please leave me a comment.


    Bringing Out The Old To Make It New

    These Vintage Recipes Are Great!VintageHalloween

    Well, let’s see what else I can add. I’m truly excited about getting into the Halloween Spirit!!!

    Oh No!!! Not Voodoo Sugar Cookies!!!! Oh yes, I do believe so!!!voodoocookies

    Just use your favorite cookie recipe — could be sugar cookies or any cookie flavor variety of your choice. You’ll need a large gingerbread man cookie cutter and then bake according to package or recipe directions and decorate with the kids using all kinds of those squeezable frosting tubes. And you can use some candies, too. It should be a fun afternoon creative session.

    Check out the picture to get your creativity into gear. You could do the voodoo thing or the zombie thing or whatever Halloween thing you and your kids can imagine. Looks like we do have a couple of mummies. These are quite frightening, but you can cute them up a bit or make them really scary.