Yep! That's me...the fall slacker! I've got rotten pumpkins and dead chrysanthemum's decorating my front porch and had rotten gourds in my cloche.....that has been the extent, thus far, of my fall decorating!
In fact, I went to open my bin of fall decorations today and found this.....
Don't EVER get the fake gourds mixed up with the real gourds and leave them in a bin for a year.....GROSS!!
So, today, I decided to have a little fall crafting marathon.....I started by going to my Fall Ideas Pinterest Board. Do you pin? At first, I really drug my feet about pinning....I was concerned about the privacy issues, but wow, has it made life easier!
Prior to Pinterest, I would write my ideas down on little scraps of paper with my scribbles and drawings trying to keep a record of what I saw.
I also kept a HUGE favorites tab on my computer. That was great.......until the computer crashed!
So after I tried salvaging the horrid plastic pumpkins....which I couldn't!!......I came up with this for my fall mantle....
Kathy from Dandelions and Dustbunnies sent me the charger....I won it in one of her giveaways! The books are thrift store just covered in burlap....the leaves are Dollar Tree. I think that I used 3 strands?
I purchased the ceramic pumpkins last year at The Dollar Tree...yep, $1.00!
I made the wreath last year from a blog I had seen....that was when I first was introduced to the world of blogging!
I bought the corn husks at a Mexican food store and trimmed them and then hot glued them onto a foam wreath. I added a little stain to the edge of my husks to give them an aged look.
I'm a little late getting into the fall decorating game, but, at least I've gotten started!
Now I am just waiting for these pumpkins to start rotting....