Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In love with fall: jute pumpkin

This morning I was blessed with a few quiet minutes to brew tea. Delicious smells wafted through the kitchen (I was roasting sweet potatoes). Topping it off was a beautiful view out my kitchen window; a misty fall morning and my sweet little tree with fire red leaves. I am not alone in loving fall, but boy do I love it! The weather, the scenery, the smells...

I don't do a lot of seasonal decorating, but I did create something recently that I liked and wanted to share.

This is a CHEAP craft which is awesome if you ask me.

Here are the ingredients :)

Carvable Foam Pumpkin $1 from Dollar Tree

Elmer's spray adhesive

3-ply Jute

If your smart (unlike me) and don't want to feel like a troll with hairy fingers at the end of the project, I suggest wearing gloves :)

I suggest following the safety precautions on the spray adhesive and doing this project in a ventilated area. Protect your work-surface with something you can throw away (newspaper, cardboard...) and don't wear nice clothes.

I started by spraying the stem of the pumpkin with the adhesive and then wrapped the jute around. Little by little I sprayed and wrapped, until Voila it was done. I should say it took me close to a half hour, but I really liked it!

I added a few burlap rosettes, made by a lovely lady in my MOPS group.

Enjoy this season. 

I am often tempted to let my mind be overwhelmed by what I don't have or what is going wrong. This morning I was reminded to take deep breaths of the crisp air, drink tea, and give thanks for all of the blessings in my life.


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