I'm sick of carving pumpkins. It's super fun, and we usually do it. But I get all itchy and it's a mess and it's frustrating even when you use a stencil. OVER IT. We visited a pumpkin patch at a neat vintage place called Revival Texas two weekends ago. We didn't find any pumpkins that really tickled our fancies, and we had a feeling they were ridiculously priced. I did find I am particularly fond of the flat, red ones we've been seeing. So we opted for the grocery store buy. Mike came home with three little guys a few days later.
After a couple days of them sitting in the car, they made their way inside. And yesterday, I finally got them decked out and sitting on our front stoop. You can also see the old box/shelf I rehabbed with some sanding, screws, and paint a few months ago. Welcome to the front of the house, little box!
For my first pumpkin, I experimented with my first use of washi tape. Hello Dollar Spot @ Target! I'm telling you, hit up their fall dollar section! I put six strips around the pumpkin, and then wrapped the stem with some thicker jute cord. I think she looks pretty great! And it took me less than two minutes.
Quick and easy pumpkins, with little mess! Kids could easily help with these projects, as long as they don't have a taste for glitter. Hah!