October 15, 2010
Because we live to make our friends and family laugh.
And because we’re strange and fun.
And because you need a giggle this Friday.
Meet our front porch pumpkins, representin’ the CG household, yo.
I got this crazy idea from a catalog last year, and I couldn’t wait to try it out. Let me just tell you, I crack up every time I see these pumpkins. They’re hilarious. Last year I painted such beautiful gilded pumpkins, but this year, I’m just getting silly. Because life’s too short not to get a little crazy and have some fun, right? :-)
The pumpkins are just your standard store bought variety, ‘mattified’ with a little craft paint. After brushing on a taupe colored craft paint, I minimized the coverage by wiping it off with a paper towel. My kids have a couple of Mr. Potato Heads, so we used the parts to make the faces after I made holes with my drill bit.
** Reader comment update: these ‘Potato Head’ kits are available at Target in their Halloween section, woo hoo!
My DIY magnolia leaf wreath is holding up beautifully! The rug I found last year at Pier One.
Isn’t it fun to get a little crazy at Halloween?
Even if it’s just with a family photo.
The lucky winner of the Donna Karan Home giveaway is #878 Abby who wrote: "I love the DKNY Rosette Sheer Window Curtain Panel. . . or any of those stunning curtains! It would be absolutely gorgeous in our new guest room. We just bought out first home and I have to say the DK colors are just breathtaking. What fantastic inspiration!"
Another great giveaway coming up later today, stay tuned!