recycled pumpkins. :)

First a little confession.
I never got out my Fall decorations.
Not even one.
The only things that let us know that Fall was here in this house...were these pumpkins.
They sat centered on my dining room table.
That was it.
I'm ok with that.
And today...to add to the insult...I made them into this.
I wanted to show you before you threw out your pumpkins.
Even if you don't have white ones...I bet you could hit some orange ones with spray paint?
It took less than ten minutes.
And I did it with this guy right here the whole time.
I used wooded skewers to hold them onto each other.
And decided that two was enough...three was too unstable.
Added a scarf and a pail hat...some button eyes
(glued on and held in place with a toothpick), some greenery and done.
I am thinking the cold weather will preserve her for a while...at least longer than if I just ended her with being a pumpkin right?

Just a heads up...sometime soon I will teach you how to make your very own wreath from fresh greenery...so keep your eyes open for some you can grab...holly, boxwood, pine and magnolia will all work just fine and you will have to buy very few supplies.
And thanks so much for ALL of the encouragement about my people. :)
These people here are part of a Christmas gift for my niece.

Others are now happily in the shop...but I will have to limit the number of orders I can take and promise for Christmas...so order sooner than later...that goes for every custom order in the shop...I will most likely stop taking custom orders early in December.

Happy Monday!
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14 comments:

Simply Me... said...

WOW what a great idea... Happy monday :)

Lanny

Kim said...

That is a really great idea, and I'm not going to lie, those wooden dolls are adorable and I wish I had little girls in my life.

And, I read back aways before coming to your newest post to comment. The not attending church thing? Spot on. I loved the Christian in a church/car in a garage comparison. I may have to use that as I got the "your kids should be in Sunday School" comment this weekend.

i love plum said...

the dolls are SO adorable...love the ones with the glasses :) xoxo

Lisa said...

She is so cute! Makes me wanna go but some pumpkins.
I love the little dolls.

Whimsical Creations said...

What a cute idea.

I have a confession I never really decorated for Christmas last year. We put our tree up, but put no ornaments on it. Oops.

Those little dolls are adorable! Your niece is going to love them.

Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Hokie fan huh!! cool. I live in VA so it was fun seeing that cute bib! Nice pumpkins! and those people are so cute!

Vintage Creations said...

OMG! Those people are absolutely adorable! What crafty idea do you have in store for those!!! so cute on the pumpkins... i love it!

Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

Love the pumpkins and LOVE the little people!!! Precious! You are a talented mama! Darling baby!!
Mama Holli

Hopeful Housewife said...

Love the adorable snowman! I would love to know what made you think of that.

Nancy said...

what an adorable gift idea... my girls play "family" with anything. Markers. rocks. shells. plastic animals. anything. It would be nice to actually give them real family like people to play with! Cute. cute. cute

Sarah said...

Your pumpkin turned snow-chic is adorable!!! LOVE IT! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Kim -today's creative blog said...

so cute! thanks for linking.

cheap building materials said...

recycled pumpkins. :)

How long will the recycled pumpkins last for?

Miss G said...

love the pumpkin snowman! One year I painted my pumpkins white, red and green, put on dot stickers, tied on ribbons, etc. So fun!

Also, on my way to church there used to be this house that every year would take all of it's orange pumpkins (a bunch of them) or maybe they even got the neighbors old ones, who knows, and spray painted them gold and set them in among their bushes for the whole Christmas season. It was so festive and I looked forward to their appearing every year. Kelly

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