our family’s pumpkin creations {5 ways!}

We had so much fun decorating our family pumpkins this year. Drew is at the age (5!) where his creativity is high and anything he can imagine is possible (which sometimes poses challenges for my husband and I as we try to help execute these lofty ideas, but never mind that). Regardless, we hope YOUR creativity is sparked by one of our family’s creations….

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Oh. My. Word. These turned out about a million times cuter than the picture in my head. Greg thought they were cupcakes, which are a definite love of mine, but I was aiming for donuts and think I succeeded. These were so, so fun to make, too!

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Drew had it in his head that his pumpkin needed to be dressed…in overalls (and a shirt). With minimal help from us, he managed it! Love this kid’s spunk and creativity.

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Greg and I used our much-loved Dremel Micro to create these two cuties (you can see another Dremel Micro project here). The Dremel was honestly easier to use than our drill (which I tried first to create the holes in the monogram pumpkin). For the Curious George pumpkin, I hand drew the design and Greg used the Dremel to carve the design (without going all the way through).

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So I had one more white pumpkin that I wasn’t sure what to do with. I grabbed my glue gun and wool felt balls (see what else I recently created with wool felt balls here) and, voila, a cute and festive vase!

Are pictures of your pumpkin creations on the internets? I’d LOVE to see. Leave a link in the comments!

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24 halloween crafts and tutorials

Like many of you, I’m so excited that Fall is here! Cozy sweaters, scarves, crisp leaves and yummy crock-pot meals are a few of the reasons I adore this season…decorating for and celebrating Halloween is another. Today, I’ll be sharing some of my very favorite (sweet, not scary!) Halloween crafts, tutorials and printables!

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halloween paper wreath from the crafting chicks

ruffled trick or treat bag from eighteen25

glitter spider webs from redbook magazine 

felt ghost wreath from tatertots and jello

candy corn vases from the swell life

felt bat pillow from ameroonie designs

burlap boo banner from everyday chaos

decoupaged halloween lanterns from fresh home ideas

halloween button wreath from mod podge rocks

fabric halloween banner from craftaholics anonymous

halloween wreath from pretty ditty

cupcake liner wreath from alderberry hill

pumpkins and printables

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pumpkin art from eighteen25

pumpkin specimen art from my blessed life 

printable gift tags from tatertots and jello

framed pumpkin from I heart naptime

printable halloween boo sign from the tomkat studio

trick or treat printable from the three sweet peas

pumpkin luminaries from maiden d’shade

mercury glass pumpkins from all things heart and home

printable halloween banner from bhg

printable treat jar labels from kiki creates

glitter pumpkin topiary from a diamond in the stuff

printable halloween bunting from simple as that

thumbtack pumpkins from madigan made

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