Are you all done with your Christmas decorating? I think I am and then I start rearranging again, I may have a slight problem. I think it is ocd in the decor area. You may have to send help!
This is my Dining room. My favorite room in the house to decorate. I have a lot of sweat and tears put into this room. It had seven yes, seven layers of wallpaper on it. When I finally got all of that off it was down to gold marble laminate.Who knew then that it would become my favorite area.
You can see I use a lot of thrifted and vintage items in my decor for holidays and and everyday.I kept my dried Pee gee Hydrangeas out as part of my Christmas decorating this year too.You can see more of them here.
I am joining some other talented ladies for a pumpkin diy blog hop this month that Terrie at decorate and more with Tip put together.. If your here you probably came from Liberty’s B4 and Afters blog. Wasn’t her decorated kitchen beautiful?
After much thought I decided to make a garland and took a trip to the dollar store. I found these packages of small pumpkin treat containers. I purchased two packages so I would have enough for a nice garland length.
First I took the handles off all of them.
I decided to use chalk paint, I use the Chalk Mountain chalk paint that covers nicely.
It took three coats of paint to cover that green neon.
I did paint the insides also because that green shows through trust me. I then added splashes of black around the edges and in areas to resemble enamelware.
I hot glued jute on to resemble the handles and to form the banner length.
This was such a fun challenge. These ladies below are all so talented I feel honored to be joining them. Next up is Tammy Patina and Paint
All of my pumpkins came from our own pumpkin patch this year!!! Can you tell I’m excited! I’m doing a happy dance and so is the hubby. Especially after I added up how much money I saved in buying pumpkins this year.
And after I am done with them they will make great snacks for the chickens.
I have been wanting a couple of wooden lanterns for my porch for a while now.
I decided to diy some. The ones I liked in the store seemed simple in design and when I showed the hubby he said “you could diy them yourself you know” nothing like a hubby who has faith in you.
I did let him know I would need his help lol.
We always have extra pieces of wood laying around, I could be known as a wood hoarder, depending on who you talk to!
So I figured out the sizes I wanted. And then cut my pieces out. And then we (and by we I mean the hubby) nailed them together with his nail gun. I’m still scared of that thing! One of these days I’ll get brave.
I wanted more layers so I cut some smaller pieces to layer on top. Then I found some finials I had picked up at a yard sale and added them to the top.
Finally I stained everything. For now there is a white pumpkin inside each. I am waiting on some battery operated flameless candles to put inside.
You can see exact details and measurements on my hometalk page. I’ll attach the link below.