3 Ways to Dress Your Pumpkins
Hi everyone, as you get ready to head off the pumpkin patch this weekend, I wanted to share one of my fall projects from last year, pre blog that is… I give you Pumpkins 3 ways to Dress Your Pumpkins for 3 seasons.
You might notice that I am a huge holiday decor person, and I just love going Burt’s Pumpkin Farm. They have the best Pumpkin Patch here in Georgia and are a local hometown favorite. Last year we loaded up our little wheelbarrow with tone of great finds just look at our wheelbarrow below filled to the brim with heirloom pumpkins. This is only 1 out of our 3 wheelbarrows, yes I might have a problem, and I do realize that….LOL. These lovely pumpkins became my stacked Halloween Tower of pumpkins as seen as part of my Fall Home Tour. 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, added some spiders to them. (Side note- the birds really loved the Spanish Moss, they were constantly pulling it out of the pots and flying off with it, 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., but keep in mind once you pierce them they will rot faster. After Halloween was over, I really wanted to make sure I could use my pumpkins for Thanksgiving as well, to get my monies worth out of them. While at Burt’s Pumpkin Patch I saw a great set of galvanized set of stick on turkey parts- head, feathers and feet. This allowed me to recreated and carry the tower forward for Thanksgiving by making them into a turkey sitting in top of pumpkins.
I added a few fall leaves to the bottom of the pot to create a nest or turkey in the straw vibe, which I think it turned out super cute. This allowed me to keep the pumpkins for another whole month.
Side note: I do find the fade and color change on the pumpkins very interesting as they weathered outside. It actually made the turkeys look even better, and more natural color tones. Then as if the turkey conversion was not enough, I had two very sweet neighbors recommend that I turn my turkey’s into snowmen for the winter. This was an idea they had seen on Pinterest, and they just wanted to see 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.)
So 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, by spray painting all the pumpkins white. Then I found a great snowman kit at a local craft store. In hind site I think I should 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. Who knew you could buy pumpkins in October and keep them for 3 months in Georgia heat. 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, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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