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.

cg pumpkin family



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!

pumpkin painted cg front porch pumpkins wreath mums


My DIY magnolia leaf wreath is holding up beautifully!  The rug I found last year at Pier One.

   cg happy halloween family


Isn’t it fun to get a little crazy at Halloween?

Even if it’s just with a family photo.

cg pumpkin family halloween

‘Scary’ effects with Picnik

swirl snip

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!


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