Yay! It's Monday!
I've lost it.
Okay, so I'm not exactly pumped for Monday but I am pumped to share with you my Pumpkin Parade project. I whipped up these pumpkin bookends in approximately 62 minutes. 42 of those minutes were paint/glue drying time.
I mentioned last week that I am teaming up with some lovely ladies to host a pumpkin parade plus link party (on Friday!).
I shared my fall mantel a couple of weeks ago. I decided it could use a little more fall in it's life. I'm not big on things screaming HOLIDAYS!!! so I came up with this simple bookend idea.
These bookends are super simple to make. Nate cut me some 1x4s to a size that seemed bookend appropriate. I used wood glue to hold them together.
I gave them a quick coat of brown paint that I found in my basement paint stash. It's embarrassing the amount of paint that is down there.
I purchased two pumpkins from the dollar section at Target. They were an atrosish gold. I spray painted them. Poorly. Because I have zero patience. (They were pretty shiney and I should have ruffed them up a little.) The dripped look is "in" now though. #trendfollower
When everything was dry, I placed the pumpkins on top of the bookends. Done. Just in time to watch the Amazing Race.
I think these guys are quite charming.
Remember to share your pumpkin projects with us right here on Friday, October 11th. (That's this week. Get to pumpkining! (that's a verb).) It's a joint link party so your project will be seen on all of our blogs! Anything pumpkin will fly. Crafts, recipes, etc. I look forward to checking out your pumpkin-ness!
Need some pumpkin inspiration?
That good looking group above is sharing their projects all week. Be sure to check out their pumpkin wonderfulness!