Sunday, October 10, 2010

Finally some Fall

It's finally starting to feel like fall here in Texas (if you call 80 afternoons fallish). Either way I finally got around to doing some fall decorating. I thought it was about time since fall doesn't last to long around here.


I had seen some painted pumpkins on Apartment Therapy and thought it would be something fun and different to try over at our house.

I used some leftover spray paint and tape to get started.


I taped it up and spray painted away.





Peeled back the tape and got this! And while I was at it I thought I'd spray paint some other stuff around the house.



I also cooked up some Shrimp Etouffee to celebrate the cooler weather. (Sorry I didn't get to take a "pretty" picture, we were to busy digging in!) 



How are you celebrating fall at your house?


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23 comments:

Lori said...

I started putting up Halloween decorations about a week ago. My daughter and I went on a leaf hunt yesterday afternoon and picked up several handfulls of beautiful leaves in gold, rust, orange, and fiery red. We are going to preserve them in a water and glycerin solution, so that is the craft planned for this week. I will post on my blog.

Jen said...

Love that pumpkin! What a great idea..& so easy!

MJ said...

Very cool and simple project, great idea! Visiting via the CSI project :)

Holly said...

Oooo...I like that pumpkin! Great idea!

Lauren @ 31diy said...

I love painting pumpkins! It's a tradition at my house that we practice every Halloween. I like the idea of using tape to get the design you want. How neat!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I really like your painted pumpkin. Great design. I saw you at CSI.

The Pennington Point said...

I love the stripes! I painted one for my porch with polka dots, but now you've made me think I need a striped one too. It's fun. Lisa~

black and white {side by side} said...

i love the striped pumpkin! so easy & cute! looks like something straight out of a magazine :)

Mrs. Scrimp said...

Love this! Linked to your project in a roundup post on my blog -- http://scrimpalicious.blogspot.com/2010/10/roundup-pumpkin-patch.html

Mally said...

Oh what a cute idea. I'll have to try that.

Hanna said...

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CUTE!! I love this idea for the pumpkins and it's pretty easy:)

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Love the painted pumpkins - how cute! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Meg said...

The tape is a great way to add some decor to your pumpkin! I love this idea. I wish we could say that 80 degrees is cooler weather here! In some ways, I really miss Texas! (I used to live in Amarillo) Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

WOW! I love your pumpkins and the Shrimp Etouffee looks yummy. I haven't made that in a while. I need to soon.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori!

Jenny said...

I've featured your pumpkins on my blog today -- check it out if you have a moment:

Jenny

www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

C.R.A.F.T. said...

so cute! come on over and link up to MMM :)

Crystal said...

What a great idea. I love how your pumpkin turned out.

Remodelaholic said...

Hey girl- We love this craft party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it on Polly Want a Crafter. We hope that you get some new visitors. Come by and link up again soon!
http://www.pollywantacrafter.com/

mmbcreations said...

The pumpkin is really cute. I may try this idea on something for Christmas.

Jenny said...

I love that painted pumpkin and I'd love to have you link up with Creative Me Monday this week! Here's the link:

http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/09/creative-me-monday_25.html

Hope to see you there!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Love how shiny the white pumpkin got after painting! And the shrimp was looking pretty darn good too :)

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Love this! Come link up to scrappy saturdays over at candacecreations.blogspot.com I'd love to see you there!

Candace

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Love the stripy pumpkin!