Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DIY Mini Pumpkin Decor

I think God created miniature pumpkins to make us smile, and feel warm and fuzzy inside. :)
These sweet little embellished pumpkins are certainly doing that for me around my house.

Better Homes and Garden's October issue planted the idea in my mind.  I didn't want to go out and buy the greenery and little berries that they used, although I loved I used supplies I had at home.   And I wanted to make personalized tags that said Autumn phrases that I like, so although you can find their printable tags online, I made my own.

So let's get miniature pumpkins at the grocery store.  Round up some raffia, greenery, mini flowers, craft paper, a Fall punch, twine, little hole puncher, craft glue, and a hot glue gun.  Now you are ready to roll.

I was out of brown wrapping paper (like used for wrapping a box for mailing), so I got out a brown grocery bag, cut out an 8.5x11 piece, and fed it through my printer.  Created a word doc of sweet Fall phrases including Harvest Moon, Thankful, Happy Harvest, Autumn Bliss, Blessed, and more, then printed them on the brown paper bag.  Use a variety of fun fonts, for added interest.  I have a leaf punch, so I added some orange print leaves to the tags, and punched a hole in the upper left corner of the tag.
Tie a raffia bow around the little pumpkin stems, then thread some natural twine through the tag hole, and tie the tag to the stem as well.  For this little pumpkin, I added green paper leaves to the back of the tag.
For this set of pumpkins, I hot glued a couple of vine leaves to the top for greenery.  And for some of them, I hot glued some little yellow fall flowers from the craft store.  You'll see one rogue tag in this photo...I printed out one tag I found online, but after that, I made my own.  Do whatever suits you!  :)

When you are finished, you have the FUN of setting a few around your home.  And gifting a few.  And maybe even selling a few.  :)

My $8 vintage sewing drawer with it's glass handle, is happy to be decked out for Autumn.

The fireplace mantel is dressed for Autumn, as well.  Lots of layers of like-colors, textures, and patinas make a nice mantle sure to have height in some areas...and off center height is even more interesting.

Thanks for popping by to visit!  Your comments and pins mean alot!

Fall Blessings,


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  1. Love! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm with you....God gave us these little gems to make us smile :)

  2. So very cute! And very fallish. I love them!


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