Hi there! I am back after an awesome family weekend – full of all the fall goodies! Pumpkin patches, a local fall festival, decorating the front porch, hot soup in the crockpot and lots of snuggle time on the couch with cozy blankets catching up on the new seasons of our favorite shows. It was perfect! I am hoping we get more of that in next weekend too 🙂
Last week I shared a few fall decorations around our house and am finding myself surprised at how I am slowly getting more and more into decorating for fall & Halloween! I’ll be sharing details on the front porch later this week and today, I am sharing a super easy & inexpensive DIY project – Black & Gold Thumb Tack Pumpkins! I picked up 3 glittery black styrofoam pumpkins from the $1 bins at Target awhile back and in the midst of some purging & organizing over the weekend (I forgot to mention, I did lots of this too) I found them! After I made this happy little discovery, I remembered I bought some gold thumb tacks at the Dollar Tree a loooong time ago with hopes of taking on a different project. Well, that never happened, so I had a brand new pack of 300 shiny gold thumb tacks ready to be put to good use… in my little pumpkins! Total project cost was $4…score.
I won’t share the step-by-step instructions, because there wasn’t all that much to it. I took a handful of tacks and pushed them in to the pumpkin creating my design as I went. I made 3 designs: an arrow / chevron pattern, a straight line one and then a monogram one with large “B” in the center & then a small T, R, H & S along the sides for each of our initials. I didn’t have a plan in mind, initially, but these are what I came out with…
Have a look…
After they were finished, I pulled out some old candleholders I had spray painted gold and decided they would make perfect pumpkin stands in the windowsill of our formal living room. These are fancy pumpkins, right?
For such an effortless project, I am more than happy with these blingy little things. I actually might have to make some more! Have you hopped on the thumb tack or nail head pumpkin train? What about painting pumpkins – given it a shot? I think I see spray painted pumpkins in our future!
Hope to have you back here with me again soon.