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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felt & glitter wreath {a tutorial}

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If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know how much I love making felt wreaths (and here , here and here). I wanted to make an updated version using this beautiful turquoise felt I found at Hobby Lobby and decided to add some glam with some gold glitter. I love the effect, and think it’ll go beautifully with my holiday decor this year.

Materials:
felt (I used 6 pieces for this wreath)
straw wreath (mine is 10″)
Mod Podge
glitter
hot glue

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Step 1: Cut your leaf shapes out of your felt. I did this by first cutting my felt lengthwise into stripes about 1.5″ wide, then cutting the strips into pieces about 2.5″ wide, and then cutting those rectangles into leaf shapes. I used sharp scissors and was able to cut through several layers of felt at the same time to make it go a bit faster.

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Step 2: Time to start hot gluing! Pick a point on your wreath to begin, and, working around your wreath, layer your leaf shapes, making sure not to leave any part of your wreath form visible…

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Step 3: Bring on the glitter! I chose just to add glitter to only one section of leaves, but you can glitter-ize as many as you’d like. I used a post-it note to protect the felt surrounding the leaf I was adding glitter to. I used a foam brush to add Mod Podge to the leaf, added some glitter, and then gently tapped the wreath to remove the excess.

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Let dry, and you’re done. Wreaths are one of my favorite things to decorate with, and I’m so glad to have one more in my arsenal!

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely Monday!

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felt ball ponytail holders {a tutorial}

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Happy Monday! I have the sweetest tutorial for you all today; these felt ball ponytail holders are simple and so, so adorable (as is my little model, obviously). I created them with three different felt balls, but you could easily do this with single balls for something a bit simpler and easier.

Materials:
felt balls (you can find them here)
ponytail holders
hot glue

Step 1: Take your felt balls, choose your colors, and hot glue them together. Let cool.

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Step 2: Take your trio of felt balls, and hot glue to a ponytail holder. Glue liberally so that they won’t come apart when you’re putting them in your little one’s hair.

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This is so simple, it’s barely worthy of the word “tutorial”, but they turned out so cute, I just had to share!

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