3 Ways to Dress Your Pumpkins
Hi everyone, as you all get ready to head off the pumpkin patch for the weekend. I wanted to take a little time to share one of my fall projects from last year, pre blog that is… Pumpkins 3 ways.
I am a huge holiday decor person, and I just love going Burt’s Farm they have the best Pumpkin Patch, and are a local favorite here in Georgia. I tell you, last year we loaded up our little wheelbarrow with tone of great finds. Below is a picture of 1 out of our 3 wheelbarrows, yes I might have a problem, and I do realize that….LOL. These lovely pumpkins became my creepy Halloween tower of pumpkins. I decide to use them to flank either side of our garage doors, in a set of urns that originally housed summer annuals. I dressed them using Spanish Moss, which I felt added a creepy spider vibe to them. (Plus the birds really loved the Spanish Moss, lol) I have seen several post that show placing dow rods through the pumpkins to secure them. However, I did not need to secure them. I actually stacked the pumpkins up at the patch to make sure the would all sit evenly and have a matching finished height. Now I know, not everyone out there is going to put that much time effort and energy into picking out their pumpkins, which is why I mentioned the dow rod option.
After spending all that money on the pumpkins, I really wanted to make sure I could use them a while and get my monies worth out of them. While at Burns’s I decided to purchase a galvanized set of turkey parts- head, feathers and feet. This allowed me to recreated and carry the tower though for Thanksgiving. I added a few fall leaves to the bottom of the pot to create a nest vibe and I think it turned out super cute. This allowed me to keep the pumpkins for another whole month.
Side note: I do find the it fade and color change on the pumpkins very interesting as they weathered out side. It actually made the turkeys look even better. Then as if the turkey conversion was not enough, I had two very sweet neighbors recommend that I turn them into snowmen for the winter. A idea they had seen on Pinterest, and they wanted my pumpkins to continue to live on. (I got to say I love my neighbors and neighborhood, they are some of the best people on the planet.)
I mean who am I not to for fill the request of the very people that drive by my house and see it every day, right? So I created snowmen. I sprayed the pumpkins white with spray paint, and found this great snowman kit at Hobby Lobby. Hind site I would have added some cotton fluff to the base to cover the the urn, but all in all I think they turned out nicely. Bonus the pumpkins lasted another whole month right into January. So this is the progression of my seasonal pumpkins done 3 ways. The perfect way to keep them through 3 holidays and 2 seasons. I hope you guys enjoyed this, Happy Fall Y’all