Monday, October 26, 2009

Inspired Craftiness!

I am an avid blog reader. I read all types of blogs. My faves tend to be about home decor and crafty ventures. I don't really consider myself a very crafty individual so many of the ideas I see will never be attempted by me. However, I do occasionally run across an idea that looks like it would be possible for me to do.

Melissa, over at Huckleberry Prairie blogged about the most adorable Halloween Hoedown Wreath and then was nice enough to provide a tutorial. My Mom and I decided to give it a go. Check out our end product!

Isn't it gorgeous? We were thrilled with how they came out. We opted not to go with a Halloween theme so that we could leave it up until after Thanksgiving. We each made one as well as one for my Grandmother and her friend. They were so easy to make and a lot of fun. If you love the look then you should try it for yourself! I promise you will love the results.

I have also seen a lot of bloggers out there grabbing a can of black spray paint and going to town on Halloween decor. I decided to try this trend as well. What do you think?

I scavenged through the woods behind my house to find the perfect sticks, which I then spray painted black. I stuffed them into a vase full of candy corn, tied some ribbons on the branches and covered the whole thing in cobwebs. I also painted "BOO" on my little pumpkins. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I think that next year I will add some more items to my mantle, but for now it's just fine.

I also painted our street number on a pumpkin in front of our house.

I even tied little black and white gingham ribbon onto all my pumpkin stems and tucked some gourds into my flower box.

I have been having fun! I am already gathering my supply list to tackle some crafty Christmas projects too!


  1. Looks great! This time of year is my favorite. I did manage to get out my Halloween decorations outside this year. They may be out there until next year but oh well.

  2. Love all your crafty fall & halloween projects! The pumpkin with the street number is such a good idea! Yay for Fall! :)

  3. Hi! Just thought I'd introduce myself. I trailed you here from Carrie V's blog -- call me nosy, I guess! :-) (Carrie and I have known each other since high school, when she and my sister became best friends.)

    I saw that your're a homeschooler. I'll be homeschooling our oldest beginning with First Grade next fall, and I'm beginning to gently investigate local homeschooling resources. We're members of Southeast, so that's probably where I'll start checking around, but please, if you have any advice for an almost-homeschooler, feel free to pass it along!

    You're decorations look great, by the way! :-)