Pumpkin*Decorating*Ideas!!!). However, my husband says this looks like a "happy pumpkin". And that is a real compliment coming from my husband. LOL! The instructions provided info on how to paint/stencil or decoupage real or styrofoam pumpkins. I chose styrofoam so that they will last for a few years! The paper I used on my version is candy corn printed tissue paper. It worked great but I should have been more careful in lining up the candy corn. The leaves are fake but the acorns are real and from our oak tree in the backyard. The stem is Sculpey clay, green and brown blended, shaped and scored to sort of resemble a pumpkin stem. The styrofoam pumpkins came from the Dollar*Tree store. I did buy one at a craft store but it was a bit pricey and I thought I would wait til after Halloween and get some at half-price so I can make more for next year. There were only three at the Dollar*Tree store. Can you tell which ones are the fake pumpkins in the photo below?............
Working with that jar of decoupage sealer was so much fun that I tried my hand at a project in Woman's Day magazine. You'll find the instructions here. I didn't get the best photo of my project but here it is finished and then with candle lit. I want to make more of these but the only jar I had was tall and so I added the wreath of leaves just for fun. These were so easy. I figure I can save jars between now and next October and make up plenty for a Halloween party!
here). I loved how my new decoupaged pumpkins looked on the tablerunner!
I drew the designs for the little Trick or Treat bags and filled them with the tiny candies.
here. I followed the recipe almost exactly. Almost.........I added some Kraft Karamel bits and instead of walnuts, I added pecans. And then I drizzled frosting on top...........
I want to say thank you to all of you for the lovely comments following my post on my friend, Cindy. Her husband, Stephen, commented that she would have loved reading the post. Thanks to all of you that took the time to read that post and every one of my posts which are often long and chatty but true to life. Have a greeeaaattt Wednesday!