The 'Not Yet, Fall' Pumpkin
That's right, my friends.
It is still August.
Hot and humid.
You know, the Dog Days of Summer?
That being said, there will be no mums, orange pumpkins, colored leaves, or pumpkin spice anything until after Labor Day.
It's the rule - around here anyway!
In honor of that rule, I created the 'Not Yet, Fall' pumpkin.
Welcome to the Creative Craft Hop hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather. If you just came from Donna @ Modern Monticello, welcome to the Cottage. At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops too for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed. Now on to this project...
The orange styrofoam pumpkins from the dollar store are such a staple for the DIY/Crafty community. I started by painting one with white chalk paint leftover from my Not Just an Ashtray Stand project. I then sprayed it with clear sealer.
Since the center was a bit chopped-up, I also flipped it over, putting this part on the bottom.
I knew it would need a pretty stem, so I pulled out some of my pumpkin stem supply.
I always save the stems of my pumpkins for future projects and here's little tip regarding pumpkin stems - choose pumpkins that have pretty or interesting stems. I love the little twist at the top of this one!
After painting, it was hot glued to the top of the pumpkin.
A silk rose was added by making a hole with the stem and then adding a little hot glue.
Then some purple flowers were added in the same manner.
A little self-adhesive bling was added to finish-off the look.
I somehow think it looks like the pumpkin on its way to becoming Cinderella's carriage.
The most important thing? It's not Fall yet!
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Remember, this is a blog hop so it's time to visit Terrie @ Decorate & More With Tip. Once you've stopped by to see her, be sure to visit all of the others for more inspiration! Here's the list:
Dollar Tree Fall Pom Pom Wreath
Fall Garland with Dollar Tree Items
Spooky Fun Halloween Decoration
How to Hand Paint Furniture Designs
Stems are everything lol! I'm not ready for Fall either and just love this project (and it does look like it could magically turn into a carriage)!ReplyDelete
They really are! Fall will be here soon enough, but right now, I'm savoring every moment of summer. Thanks for hosting, Sara!Delete
Ohh so pretty! I just adore pumpkins, and love the flowers and bling you used to dress this one up, it looks fantastic! Bring on the pumpkins!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jenna. In my world, there's always room for flowers and a little bling!Delete
I love working with the Dollar Tree's craved pumpkins, your creation turned out so lovely. Like you it is Fall creating season, but the weather is saying nope, still summer! Thanks for sharing your craft.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Terrie. Summer is so short that I want to enjoy every moment of it!Delete
So dainty and adorable, Ann! Your decorated pumpkin looks like the perfect centerpiece or accessory for 'Not Yet Fall!' I think you need to coin that phase!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Gail. I may just need to coin that phrase! lolDelete
Ann what a great makeover for a DT pumpkin! I love your supply of stems. Every year I think I'm going to remember to save mine, sometimes I do.. Sometimes I don't. Sadly, mostly I don't. Thanks so much for sharing!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you and I hope I've reminded you to save your stems this year!Delete
Pretty pumpkin - I am still in summer mode and cant think fall yet!ReplyDelete
Same here. Summer is too short!Delete
Your pumpkin looks so good! Don't you just love all of the different ways there are to decorate with pumpkins these days?! I am trying to wait until September 22nd to put my Fall stuff out but not sure if I am going to make it.ReplyDelete
For me, Fall starts after Labor Day. That's Back-to-School time around here and it always represented the end of Summer. I'll have to stop by and see if you make it until the 22nd!Delete
Ha! This is fabulous Ann! I too like to hold out on fall until September, but this is a perfect and beautiful compromise! :) Thanks!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Barbara. I'm so glad you like it!Delete
Ann, I just "dressed up" some of my pumpkins with flowers, too. (Great minds think alike!) Yours are lovely! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store AddictionReplyDelete
Thank you, Cecelia. This may stay on my dressing table permanently!Delete
That is so pretty!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Joanne!Delete
OMGorgeous! Headed to Dollar Tree today!ReplyDelete
Aww, thanks. Glad to see I've inspired you!Delete
Such a pretty and elegant pumpkin, Ann, I love it!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Marie. I think I can leave this one on display year-round!Delete
Your pumpkin looks wonderful! Yes, I can see the Cinderella vibe now that you mentioned it. Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty!ReplyDelete
Add a few mice and it will be well on its way! Thanks, Allyson!Delete
Very pretty, Ann!! And Cinderella's coach indeed. That's the only kind of pumpkin I'm happy to see in August!! Fabulous!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kim. I'm holding on to summer as long as I can!Delete
A great compromise!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Michele - life is all about compromise!Delete
This is adorable! The flower is the perfect size and makes the pumpkin look like a vase/pumpkin. I couldn't help myself. I had to break out some of the fall decor, but I'm using pinkish purple, mint, and mustard yellow as the color scheme, so it's still very much late summer. I just had to have a few pumpkins. It never matters down here what the temperature is because it'll still be around 80 at Thanksgiving lol. Love this pumpkin- pinned! Happy hopping & thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Niki! Summer is so short around here that I need to savor every minute of it! Labor Day will be here soon and then I start with Fall decorating.Delete
This is such a charming little decor item for late summer and early fall. And, it doesn't scream "Halloween." You did a super job on the makeover.ReplyDelete
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Thank you, Carol. Fall doesn't begin around here until after Labor Day!Delete
Of course I'm featuring this beauty when my party opens tonight and I did get to Dollar Tree and picked up a couple of these pumpkins!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Carol and I'm so glad you found a couple of them!Delete
You have a pumpkin stem stash!!! Sensible I guess but not something I realise I needed :-D I love your non autumnal pumpkin, it really does have Cinderella vibes,ReplyDelete
I do! It's the best. I even have neighbors save them for me! Fall will be here soon enough, but Cinderella pumpkin is here to stay! LOLDelete