Have you ever tried to find pumpkins in August? No seriously.
This is no easy task. Don’t the pumpkin farmers know that we bloggers and crafters and diyers are ready to get our fall on? Don’t they know that people have been pinning fall projects and ideas on Pinterest since July and have now moved on to Christmas?
Don’t they understand that we want pumpkins, no we NEED pumpkins, so we can attempt to come up with some unique, never seen before fall pumpkin project..as if.
Do the pumpkin farmers know they are driving us to give consideration to creating secret pumpkin growing operations in our basements? Where we can speed up growth through secret artificial means? A pumpkin growing enterprise where we sneak our stash of pumpkins to our fellow soccer moms on the field sidelines or after PTA meeting we can rendezvous at our car trunks so our pumpkins can exchange hands
…we need help! We NEED our pumpkins! In the meantime you can make this fun FALL outdoors project using faux pumpkins! Thank goodness Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and JoAnn understands our NEEDS!
HOUSE NUMBERS PUMPKIN TOPIARY
Faux pumpkins-enough for each house number (Purchased at JoAnn Fabric)
Plastic house numbers in style of choice (purchased at Home Depot)
Container of choice (purchased at Home Depot)
Hot Glue Gun
Philips Head Screwdriver
Place Dowel in container and anchor using hole at bottom of container. If container does not have a hole, anchor dowel in container using rocks or bricks. Make sure dowel is cut to size, if necessary, to accommodate the height of stacked pumpkins.
Using knife cut off stems of all but the top pumpkin, creating a hole for dowel to thread through.
Find the flatest surface of each pumpkin and center house letters. Apply a small amount of hot glue to back of numbers and on end of screws to help secure to pumpkin surface. Using a philips head screwdriver, screw numbers to surface of pumpkin.
Stuff newspaper around dowel in container, if necessary, for bottom pumpkin to rest on. Cover newspaper with spanish moss.
Thread pumpkins onto dowel in order of house numbers.
Do tell…have you had any luck finding pumpkins yet where you live? Have you begun decorating for Fall?
If you’re as ready for fall as we, get ready for more amazing FALL inspiration! Be sure to visit our talented friends over the next few weeks during our Autumn Abounds party! We’ll be wrapping it up with a huge FALL Linky Party and amazing giveaway!!
Monday, Sept. 9th Shannon @ http://www.foxhollowcottage.com
Wednesday, Sept. 11th Jen @ http://www.jenniferrizzo.com
Thursday, Sept. 12th Kristin @ http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com
Friday, Sept. 13th Maryann @ http://www.domestically-speaking.com
Monday, Sept. 16th Kristin @ http://www.yellowblissroad.com
Tuesday, Sept. 17th Vanessa @ http://www.atthepicketfence.com
Wednesday, Sept. 18th Heather @ http://www.settingforfour.com
Thursday, Sept. 19th Mary Beth @ http://cupcakesandcrinoline.com
Friday, Sept. 20th Becca @http://www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com
Monday, Sept. 23rd Kristen @ http://www.ellaclaireinspired.com
Tuesday, Sept. 24th Angelina @ http://jojoandeloise.com
Wednesday, Sept. 25th Courtney @http://www.frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
Thursday, Sept. 26th Debbie @ http://debbie-debbiedoos.com
Friday, Sept. 27th Kim @ http://sandandsisal.com
DID YOU SEE SHANNON’S FABULOUS FALL FIREPLACE MANTEL?
TOMORROW, JEN IS SHARING…HOW TO PAINT YOUR OWN PUMPKIN CANVAS!
Thanks for joining me today…at the picket fence!