Monday, September 24, 2012

Project Pinterest :: Stacked & Painted Pumpkins


Oh hi! Welcome to Week Two of Project Pinterest! 

If you're new here, this is a WEEKLY link-up that encourages you to not only pin, pin, pin but do! do! do! I know I'm not the only one who finds it SO easy to pin beautiful rooms, creative crafts, delicious recipes and gorgeous outfits. But how often do we actually DO what we pin?

This link-up was created to change that. Each week I ask that you bake, make, decorate or create just ONE of your pins. Take pictures, write about it, include the Project Pinterest button that you see in my sidebar and return here to link up your post. [In order to copy the code in my sidebar, highlight it and use your Ctrl+C keyboard shortcut.]

For every post that links up, I will be pinning it to my Project Pinterest pin board! Easy as pumpkin pie. 



Speaking of pumpkins, this weeks Project Pinterest idea came to me from this pin. I've seen similar stacked pumpkins display carved house address numbers, spooky Halloween faces and holiday-appropriate words. I knew, however, that I wanted to do something a bit different. 

I also knew I wanted to use fake pumpkins with the hope that I could pack them away at the end of the season and use them again for years to come. After seeing my final product and how it didn't quite turn out the way I saw it in my head, I can't say with any certainty that these suckers will be making any repeat appearances. 

Here's where you can learn from my mistakes:






I think next week I'll bake something, no? So, what are you waiting for? Link-up below! I cannot wait to see what you all have whipped up this week! Happy Monday!


18 comments :

  1. Those look awesome! They're pumpkins - I don't think they have to be super straight lines ;) I need to join you in this pinterest project but honestly, I'm too chicken to make that commitment. I'm there in spirit though! :)

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  2. You could always paint them black and make new lines with orange paint :)

    I think they are cute!

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  3. So funny! I am WAY too impatient to do the prep work, then I end up spending double the time to find a way to remove the paint and start over OR cover up my mistakes... I love the fall inspired pin project - Im pumpkin obsessed!

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  4. Those turned out great, especially since you free-handed it!!!!! I love the chevron..as always.....I am hoping to do something like this this week...can you share how you got the pumpkins to stay together?

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  5. I love them! The chevron is always a favorite and they look GREAT--espeically since you free-handed it! I am hoping to try something like this this week...can you share how you got the pumpkins to stay together.

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  6. I think they're cute! Using fake pumpkins is such a smart idea! Rotting pumpkin is never good

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  7. These look great! I went out to get some fake pumpkins to decorate this weekend too, but dang they really we expensive! Maybe it'll be in the budget next week :)

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  8. I would have never of guessed those were fake pumpkins- they look great! I could use a little polka dots in my life right now . . .

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  9. Just found your cute blog through the giveaway. I am your newest follower :) Would love for you to stop by and follow along if you'd like.

    sjdmiller.blogspot.com

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  10. Your pumpkins are super cool!

    I want to do some chevron pumpkins too. Id everyone going to have one this year thanks to Pinterest? I think so!

    I'm going to do something craft this week and link up. I'm just having a hard time deciding what to make!

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  11. Adding these to my list! LOVE!! Thanks for hosting the fun linkup. It's making me get my butt in gear :)

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  12. I think they are super fun! i would have used the tape just because my freehand sucks! I love the stacked look and might have to grab some fake ones this weekend. I was just thinking about outdoor decor for this year.

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  13. i don't have a project this week but i love this idea!! can't wait to link up next week!! check out my "things i've made" board on pinterest to see projects that i've actually made from pinterest ideas! http://pinterest.com/scharper/things-i-ve-made/

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  14. Such a cute idea AP. I think they turned out pretty good considering the free handing. I would never be this brave

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  15. I think they look great! Plus from the street or whatever, they'll look awesome. And good call on the fake pumpkins. No rotting and no cleaning that nasty shit out. ;)

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  16. I seriously love this link up. I am about to sit down with a glass of wine and read ALL of them :) You're the best hostess ever, AP! BTW--love these pumpkins. I think they look fab, even if they're not perfectly lined out. Perfection isn't pretty :)

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  17. I think they look great!! What if you try putting a fancy letter on one? OR you could try washing the paint off? that way you don't have to 'throw 'em out'...

    I would put them on my porch!

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  18. Un-crafty me thinks these look super, and clever you for doing the fake ones you can re-use.

    Apologies I couldn't participate in PP today - we had family in town over the weekend / my usual Pinterest stalking time - but I hope to get back on the wagon soon.

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