With Halloween literally around the corner, I finally decided to do something with the barrels of dead marigolds outside of my studio. After browsing Pinterest for inspiration (my new favorite addiction that I credit Kristi for getting me hooked on), I put my kids to work after school and we came up with a great way to fill the wooden barrels with the essence of fall! It took us an hour out of our day, a lot of gold thumbtacks, 11 pumpkins, some clearanced fall decor, and a can of shiny gold spray paint.
I love hands-on decorating. It gets me away from the computer and takes me from 2-deminsional designs to 3-dimensional creations and always proves challenging without my "apple z" command from my keyboard! I drew the lines on the pumpkin with a back sharpie. My children then proceeded pushing thumbtacks into the pumpkin following my lines. My 5 year old then decided to make a smiley face on the pumpkin with the thumbtacks, so I had to redirect her–art direction is hard with a strong-willed and creative 5 year old! We would have done more thumbtack artwork on the pumpkins in barrel two, however I under-estimated how many thumbtacks this project would actually require!
Nearly an hour after we had started we ended up with some festive barrels that should last until Thanksgiving, then it's on to thinking about what to do for Christmas....hmmm....any ideas?
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Happy Halloween everyone!
Posted on Fri, October 28, 2011
by Melody Hansen filed under