Saturday, September 24, 2011

Super simple pumpkins for fall and Halloween!!

I love all things fall. The pumpkins, the orange and red leaves, the smells, sights and sounds.. It's no wonder that when it comes to craft making, this season is a standout, beaten only by Christmas. Just think about your home. You want to decorate for your family, friends, and all those trick-or-treaters too! Thing is, if you aren't that crafty, decorating can get really expensive between now and the new year. How to cut costs, you wonder? Well wonder no more, I've got an answer for you!

Have you heard of Pinterest? It's an amazing site, where eye candy runs rampant, recipes flaunt themselves, and tutorials bask in the sun. Seriously, if you have never heard of it, check it out RIGHT NOW! There you will find so many fabulous fall and Halloween crafts. Today I am sharing my take on these adorable pumpkins from Jenn at Clean & Scentsible..

She shared a tutorial for toilet paper pumpkins, covered by fabric. SO COOL! I knew I had to give these babies a try. I did one with a toilet paper roll, and one with a paper towel roll. Newspaper is necessary to give the pumpkins a good girth. My fabric of choice was orange burlap. Why? Well... I think it's no secret I love burlap! The texture of burlap simply screeches "fall." (Remember that when decorating!) Have a look at my pumpkins, which I turned into jack-o-lanterns, with some black cardstock and Basically Bare buttons..

Aren't they FAB! HUGE thanks to you Jenn, for the idea! I love these so much. Not only do they look great, but they were really so easy to do. I swear, so simple even a caveman can do it!! ;)

If you have Pinterest, what fall crafts top your to-do list this year? Will you give Jenn's toilet paper pumpkins a try now? And if you have great ideas, either from Pinterest or your own, link a gal up! I'd love to see what you're interested in!