DIY Pretty Floral Pumpkins for Fall

Happy Fall! While I can’t believe that summer is over, I am so glad that it’s finally fall! The fall is my absolute favorite season, and I have an extra reason to love it now- baby girl was born in the fall! Since I had to keep things minimal this year (cuz, you know… newborns are hard!), I decided not to decorate. BUT I created this really pretty floral pumpkin for Pinhole Press! If I can only have one decoration up, it should be a showstopper, right?! You can find the DIY on their blog here!

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This pumpkin was super quick and easy to make! I got all my supplies from Michael’s and whipped it up in about an hour. It’s the perfect glam fall DIY for your home. Plus you can make it in any color you want so you can match your decor!

Of course, gotta have a pun! So give ‘em pumpkin to talk about and make this adorable pumpkin for your home! See the post at Pinhole Press now.

Striped Happy Halloween Sign

There's less than 2 weeks until Halloween, guys! This is not a drill!!

For some people, Halloween is a dark, spooky time of year where you get to proudly display your goriest items and scare the daylights out of people. For me, it's a time to be "spooky" by decorating with black, orange, green, purple and pink, with a touch of teal, because why not?  That's right, I'm that group that enjoys the cutesy side of Halloween- eating candy, dressing up in cute (and slightly sexy) costumes, and carving pumpkins. If you fall into that second group with me, you're going to LOVE this one!

Looking for a slightly creepy, slightly cute way to decorate for Halloween? You've got to see this striped sign! Click for the full DIY. #halloweencrafts #halloweenart #diyhalloween

I created this Striped Happy Halloween Sign for Giggles Galore and it's one of the easiest projects so far!  All you need for this DIY is a canvas, blue painter's tape, some black paint, and gold letters. It really pops in an entryway, and brings some fun, light-hearted humor to your home!

Head on over to Giggles Galore to see the full post! And, if your canvas needs a friend, try these EEK canvases too!

Looking for a slightly creepy, slightly cute way to decorate for Halloween? You've got to see this striped sign! Click for the full DIY. #halloweencrafts #halloweenart #diyhalloween
Looking for a slightly creepy, slightly cute way to decorate for Halloween? You've got to see this striped sign! Click for the full DIY. #halloweencrafts #halloweenart #diyhalloween

I hope you enjoyed this easy canvas DIY! Now, time for my question of the day that no one answers- what's your favorite part about Halloween? Is it dressing up, eating candy, scaring people, or staying home and hiding from everyone? Don't be shy! Let me know in the comments below.

Colorful Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Hey everyone! I'm back from my wedding and honeymoon, and suddenly it's fall. I mean, it feels like summer but the trees are changing colors, the kids are back in school, and I'm already working on my Halloween costume. 

In order to celebrate this weird Summer-Fall hybrid, I crafted a colorful pumpkin wreath to bridge the gap between the seasons. It's got a few of my favorite things- bright colors, pumpkins, and POM POMS!! It's a little kooky, but all the best people are ;)

You can find the full blog post over on Giggles Galore, so be sure to head over there and take a look!

In order to celebrate this weird Summer-Fall hybrid, I crafted a colorful pumpkin wreath to bridge the gap between the seasons. It's got a few of my favorite things- bright colors, pumpkins, and POM POMS!! It's a little kooky, but all the best people are ;) #pompomcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkins

I used the spray painted pumpkins from my Glam Friendsgiving Party as inspiration for this wreath. I loved having some fun pumpkins around my house last year, so I wanted to create something that would show them off to everyone that passed by.

In order to celebrate this weird Summer-Fall hybrid, I crafted a colorful pumpkin wreath to bridge the gap between the seasons. It's got a few of my favorite things- bright colors, pumpkins, and POM POMS!! It's a little kooky, but all the best people are ;) #pompomcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkins

I love how gorgeous and bright these pumpkins are! While I love traditional holiday colors, I also think it's really fun to break the mold and try to capture the spirit of the season with a completely different color palette.

In order to celebrate this weird Summer-Fall hybrid, I crafted a colorful pumpkin wreath to bridge the gap between the seasons. It's got a few of my favorite things- bright colors, pumpkins, and POM POMS!! It's a little kooky, but all the best people are ;) #pompomcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkins
In order to celebrate this weird Summer-Fall hybrid, I crafted a colorful pumpkin wreath to bridge the gap between the seasons. It's got a few of my favorite things- bright colors, pumpkins, and POM POMS!! It's a little kooky, but all the best people are ;) #pompomcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkins

Be sure to head on over to Giggles Galore for the full tutorial!

9 Tutorials to Help You Build the Best Thanksgiving

Ok guys, now that we are in November and Halloween is officially over, it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. By the time September rolls around we are nearly simultaneously hit with Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving recipes, and Christmas gifts. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves!

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more! #thanksgiving #colorfulthanksgiving
Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

This tablescape covered in ombre pumpkins is to die for!

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

This two ingredient apple cider mimosa recipe is deliciously fall.

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

These turkey feather place cards are the perfect way to assign seating.

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

These mini pumpkin florals make the best center pieces. 

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

This colorful leaf garland will brighten up any space!

These leftover pie labels are fabulous for taking home some extra.

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

These DIY mini faux piñatas will add a festive touch to the kids table. 

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

These clay wishbones are a fun twist on a classic.

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

This color wrapped wheat is a fun addition to a more traditional style table.

I just love planning for the holidays! Which one of these tutorials is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

DIY Mini Faux Pinata

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! So, I scoured Oriental Trading for supplies and got to work creating this tiny piñata tutorial.

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.

You will need:

Papier mache boxes
Crepe streamers
Gold streamer
Candy
Scissors
Hot glue gun
 

Step 1: Take your crepe paper and measure around the perimeter of the piñata base. Add a teensy bit of extra length and cut.

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 2: Fold your length of crepe paper in fours so that it's compact. Put the crepe paper against the lid rim and cut at the width of the rim. Save the wider section- you'll be using it for the bottom. Do this for all the colors to mix and match, or keep it the same for consistency.

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.
I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 3: Wrap the lid in the narrow section, putting glue every few inches as you work so the glue stays hot.

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 4: Wrap the bottom of the pumpkin with the wider section from before. Glue every few inches to secure it.

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.
I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 5: Now that the perimeter of your pumpkin is wrapped, you can start the piñata part at the top! Cut a length of crepe paper, and fold it so it's narrow. Cut in half width-wise. 

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 6: Take your folded crepe paper and cut slits close together to make the pinata fringe.

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.
I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 7: Starting at the bottom, glue the fringe onto the top of the lid. Continue all the way to the top.

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.
I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 8: Trim the excess from the sides of the lid. 

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.
I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 9: Fill with candy. Finito!

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.
I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.

Don't forget to make some teal pumpkins as well to support this great cause!

I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.
I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.
I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! Click for the full tutorial.

How cute are these? I think they would make great seat markers at your place settings or nice favors for your party guests. What do you think of faux piñatas? Better than the real thing?! Let me know in the comments!