Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Decor

I told you about all the festive pumpkins and gourds I got at the pumpkin patch and I decided to use them for a fall centerpiece. The gourds I bought (4 total) along with 4 mini ears of Indian Corn and one orange, one white and one tri-color pumpkin I placed in a large glass bowl I had. I think it is pretty and festive. I want to get two smaller bowls and put acorns and leaves into those. Maybe by Thanksgiving I will.

I also made some candle holders from the mini pumpkins I bought.

They are pretty simple to make. I placed a tea candle on the top of the pumpkin and traced around the edges. I then used a small kitchen knife to cut out the hole and a small spoon to dig out the seeds. I stuffed the hole with some newspaper (otherwise the candle would fall down too much in the hole and I wanted it as level with the top as possible) and placed the candle on top.

Move over Martha Stewart!


Ms. Foodie said...

I love this! I've read though that once you carve out the top, they only last a few days before going moldy. Will you update your readers on how long they last? They look great! How long did it take to carve the top?

Heidi said...

I love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you don't mind, but I C&Ped one of your pictures onto my blog.

The Good Wife said...

LMF - I will update you on the mold front. I carved them on Saturday and no mold so far. It only took about ten minutes per pumpkin to carve.

Thanks Heidi!

annie said...

OMG. You are so freaking cute. I love it.