I'm not even going to acknowledge the fact that summer is over. I love fall, but, this year, I feel like I need a little more summer in my life. This challenge of using craft pumpkins seriously was a challenge, just because I had to break out of the summer mentality to get the autumnal feeling in order to find proper inspiration for this. I cheated a little, though. I kept things green and did away with the traditional red and orange colors that find their way into most fall decor. I really really really love the look I came up with for my mom and dad's dining room table. They always host our gigantic family Thanksgiving dinner, so I figured it was the perfect place for this.
For my craft pumpkin DIY I kept it simple. I drilled a pattern of holes all around them. Then one bigger hole in the bottom. I stuffed a bunch of twinkle lights inside and voila. I think it adds the perfect amount of shimmer to the table without being too obnoxious.
I also made this adorable little bunting with doo-dads I found near all the scrapbooking supplies.
These little flags that I used for place cards were also near the scrapbooking supplies.
I grabbed a few hay bunches and log slices and a bunch of eucalyptus, as well. I placed the eucalyptus into pottery I had made in high school that my mother, so lovingly, still keeps displayed all over her house. (Do you see the little unicorn that photobombed my shoot???)
For the big centerpiece, I picked a bunch of fake flowers from Michaels that I thought would give this the perfect rustic-ish, harvest-ish, fall-ish feeling... there are even some feathers in there, too. Oh, and a little wooden owl hiding in there for the kids to find. This was so much fun to put together with my mom! She's definitely the one I get my craftiness from.
Here's my project from last year, that I still adore!
Now go check out all the other incredible craft pumpkin projects from the rest of the Michaels Makers team and GET INSPIRED!