Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Touches of Fall

I'm really enjoying these cooler temps we've been having here in Virginia the past few days. Makes it really feel like fall! I've been noticing all the fall decor on display here in blogland and have discovered some really cute and easy ideas to incorporate in my fall decor. I usually don't do a whole lot of fall decorating but this year I've gotten on the band wagon and since I'm currently unemployed, I have more time to piddle with stuff. I saw this cute idea for scrap wood pumpkins over at Dandelions and Dust Bunnies and just had to give it a try! I had Scott cut me some different sized wood pieces out of some scrap 2 x 4's and 2 x 3's that he had in the basement, painted them orange with hints of brown, added a rounded "stem", and dressed them up with some bits of raffia and ribbon and berry stems I had lying around. I really like how they turned out:

The best part of this project is that it didn't cost me a dime since I had all the supplies, including the paint, on hand. Gotta love projects like that! The picture doesn't show all the wonderful detail that the brown paint adds because when I took this picture, it was overcast and I had to use the flash. Plus, my camera isn't the best in the world, but we have to make do with what we've got, right?

Scott and I are going to be vendors at a small craft show this Saturday in a neighboring community. I've made several sets of these scrap wood pumpkins to sell. I've also been busy making tile coasters, tile plaques, post it note holders, birdhouses, pumpkin yard signs, and a few other pieces to take to the sale. Wish us luck!!

I am linking this post to some of the fabulous parties over on my sidebar. Please be sure to check them out for some great inspiration!

Until next time. . .


  1. These are so pretty! I love projects that this too!
    Fancy Frugal Life

  2. I loved Kathy's and your's are just as cute! I just love project like that too. Good luck at your craft show this weekend. I hope you sell everything.

    Enjoy your evening,

  3. Gotta love free! They look great too!

  4. Hi Donna...thanks for stopping by Pandora's Box. NEVER heard of MacKenzie-Childs? - well I am certainly glad I got you out from under that rock!!!

    I love your BOO cups and I pinned your toffee recipe - I will be making that soon! Alos love your header photo and I want a $.25 caramel apple right now!

    I'll be back to scroll around and read more!

  5. Yours turned out super cute. I love making projects with stuff we have on hand. Great job and so festive for fall.