I found this tutorial and copied most of it. I found these carvable styrofoam pumpkins at the dollar store. I used white spray paint and did two coats, and used modge podge right on the pumpkin then dumped glitter on it.
After my pumpkins dried more I could still see some orange sticking through and wished I would've done another coat. Or just used acrylic paint instead. So I ended up adding a coat of acrylic paint (using a sponge brush) and liked it so much better. It would've been easier if I did that coat before the glitter!
I think it's a little much glitter and kind of wish I would've just used gold paint but oh well. Next year.
If only I had a picture of her mouth after this. Bad idea Addilyn.
I found this tray at a thrift store a long time ago and painted it using the paint we used on our wall. I found this birdcage at Michaels for under $5 and filled it with pinecones. I have a hard time finding what to put on my end tables during any season but I love this tray and think it will make it much easier to decorate.
These two banners were super easy to make and I did both of them in less than an hour. To make the fabric one I cut out stripes of fabric and tied them in a knot around a burlap rope. For the pom pom one I cut a long piece of thread and used a needle to go through each ball. That's it!! I love how they look and will probably do a Christmas one too.
I made the chalkboard vase last year and was excited to get it out again. (Tutorial here) The V frame was an old frame painted white, and I used a stencil to paint the V on some old burlap. I can't you how much I love our new painted wall and think it makes everything look so much better.
owl lantern: target dollar spot last year
yellow lantern & owl: hobby lobby
burlap vase & felt balls: made years ago
I made another pom pom ball garland for the dining room, and hung it on my window and shelves. I went to Goodwill looking for white shelves just like this and found these. It was the first time ever I've had success finding something specific at a thrift store.
Now if it wasn't 80 degrees today I'd feel even more Fall like. Fall weather come back any time!
And just in case you're wondering, no I have not changed out our canvases with Addilyn's one year pictures. I need to get on that!