If you are anything like me, you get excited for fall because of all the decorating opportunities. During the summer months, we try to be outside as much as we can. I grew up on the water so I love to be boating, fishing or floating when I can. The fall brings a little relief from the heat and a time to cozy up with another project.
I don’t usually like to do that same thing everyone else does. I like to find new ideas every year. I like to bring a little southern charm to my decor and let it translate to my pumpkins as well. It is harder now that I don’t have a front stoop, but I don’t let that get my down. I don’t typically like to carve my pumpkins since they don’t last when it is still in the 80s during the day. Oh Virginia. Also, if you have children, that might be the last project you really want to take on.
Why not try a little something new? Why not add sequins or glitter? Why not make a little woodland creature? Sometimes we fall into the trap of letting the media dedicate that we need to let children have all the cartoon characters they love on their pumpkins. Why not move towards a more artistic approach? Make some glue spots and have an assortment of textures to let them explore. If you are feeling really brave, bring out the washable paint!
This time of year is for bonding and becoming centered back into our families. Now if you will excuse me, I have a date with a plastic pumpkin and all the sequins that I can find.