Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two Things....

Have you all seen Katy's Once Upon a Thread series yet?  It is seriously one of our favorite series' because as former teachers, it is based on children's literature--another BIG love.

And have you seen the brilliant oufits? 

I really want to put up pictures of all the outfits, because they ARE that amazing.  Really.  But you are just going to have to go over there and see for go....and then come back.


Also, do you need a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece or a hostess gift?

Haley from The Whimsy Diaries shows us her posh pumpkins with cranberry and pearl pins. And here's how she makes them....

I am so excited to share one of my favorite projects with the followers and girls here at Project Run and Play. I am new to blogging, writing tutorials and using the computer for something other than online shopping and pinterest, so this should be interesting! These pumpkins are perfect for teacher and neighbors and make a spectacular centerpiece.

You will need:

As many pumpkins as you want (I like real but fake is totally an option)
1 can each of gold, silver and bronze spray paint
a tarp or trash bag to paint on
3 fall leaves per pumpkin (not too crumbly)
1 bottle each of acrylic paint in silver, gold and bronze (or any metallic)
1 package fresh cranberries
1 package pearl pins

I was in a hurry as usual so I just laid out my paper towel and paint and used a sponge brush to paint my leaves. You really can't mess this up! Mix your colors and coat your leaves as much as you want.

Now comes my favorite- spray paint. It is seriously a good thing I had very strict parents because I really could have had a great graffiti career. These do not have to be perfect or even, you want them to have variation and depth.

Next, you attach the leaves by pushing the pearl pins through the cranberries. Make sure to avoid using the squishy cranberries. Use the really hard ones. You can even scatter cranberries with pins all around your pumpkins or in clusters. I didn't because I had to transport these to 3 different schools and they are more fragile with cranberries all around.

Thanks for letting me share and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  1. Very creative pumpkins! I will for sure make these next year! Great idea! Love them!

  2. So cute and it seems so easy! Spray paint here I come!


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