Thank you to Hobby Lobby for sponsoring this post and providing some much needed fall inspiration!
Hi friends! Has Fall set in where you live? Here in Florida you probably know we don’t get much of an autumn season and, while I adore all of the fall colors and decor, it can be a little hard to get motivated to decorate in these parts.
We were SO blessed to have Hurricane Matthew stay far enough of the Florida coast to avoid any damage to our home and we are for sure thinking about those that were less fortunate. Once the storm wrapped up this past weekend, Mr. Claire was outside cleaning up the yard debris and I was determined to get the house truly ready for fall!
I think I got the better end of that deal, to be honest, but don’t tell him I said that.
Covering faux pumpkins with scrapbook paper is ridiculously easy and I’ll show you the steps just below. First I have to show you a little fall inspiration that I found today when Littlest and I took a run up to Hobby Lobby.
If I was lacking any inspiration it all came rushing back as we walked in the door. We even met a new friend who might join us on Thanksgiving!
I wasn’t even sure exactly what I was looking for but I knew I wanted a few things to spruce up our fall decor and quickly found myself in my element.
I was tempted to buy ALL of the fall leaves and just stick them in our tree out front. Let the neighbors talk. Needless to say some of these will be adding to my Thanksgiving tablescape.
How adorable is this Pumpkin Spice barrel with a spigot?? I think I could line it and fill it with Pumpkin Spice treats.
Speaking of fall treats – look at all of the fun cupcake liners and picks Hobby Lobby has to offer. I kind of want all of them. They have really cute place cards too.
Another fun idea for Thanksgiving place cards are these faux Indian corn husks. So many ideas.
Littlest really wanted to bring home this light up pumpkin and I agree it would be fun for the front porch but speaking of pumpkins…
Look at that wall of pumpkins (and that is just a partial view)! The varieties, colors and shapes are so much fun and this is exactly where I found my pumpkins for today’s craft.
You can use any pattern of scrapbook paper you want – ours are a little more Halloween themed – and Hobby Lobby has loads of choices of paper in their scrapbooking aisles for you to choose from. Mod Podge is also available in all sorts of varieties.
Here’s how to make your own Decorative Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins:
Decorative Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins
Supplies:Faux Pumpkins in various sizes Decorative Halloween or Fall themed scrapbook paper (it takes about 2 and 1/2 pages for a large pumpkin) Mod Podge
Medium sized paint brush or paint sponge
Directions:Cut scrapbook paper into strips or squares (this all depends on the size of the pumpkin you want to cover – it’s a very forgiving craft). Working in sections, use the brush to apply a liberal coat of Mod Podge onto the pumpkin. Place the scrapbook paper onto the coated area and reapply more Mod Podge. Make sure the Mod Podge is brushed out evenly so you don’t get any white globs. I generally have to wash my hand every few minutes because I use my fingers to press down and coat the paper. Once fully covered, apply another thin coat of Mod Podge and check for any gaps in the seams. Smooth out as needed. Allow to dry for at least eight hours to make sure there are no “sticky” parts left before placing them on any surfaces in your home.
So get inspired, my friends! Sometimes it just takes a quick run to Hobby Lobby or your local craft store to get those creative juices flowing!
Claire is a wife and busy working Mom to three boys and A Little CLAIREification is a lifestyle blog committed to bringing readers “Bright Ideas On A Budget” – from recipes, crafts and DIY projects to time management tips, meal planning and inspiration.
A self proclaimed CHEESE addict and lover of Sharpie markers in every color known to man, Claire also likes to throw a little fun and laughter in the mix as well. I’d love for you to follow along!
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