There is so much going on this month, and I’m starting to feel the time crunch! This weekend is JMU’s Homecoming (yay!) and I have a few projects in the works that I need to finish up tonight. I also decided to host a Halloween party next weekend, so my roommate and I have been working on spooky decorations this week. I finally remembered to take pictures of two of the new pieces of decor, and both are really simple to make! This first one was inspired by the Pumpkin Basket tutorial from Martha Stewart:
I bought one orange and one white foam pumpkin and followed Martha’s instructions. I do have to warn you, cutting a foam pumpkin can be quite tedious. And by the way – that’s me and my friend Jules from JMU on spring break a couple of years ago. I’m so excited because I get to see her this weekend at Homecoming!
After I cut out the basket handle, I inserted some floral foam (actually, my friend Sarah did it for me, because I cannot stand the feel of it, it gives me the chills!) and then began adding flowers until I thought they looked full enough.
I really love the white pumpkin. I’m going to pull out my milk glass collection and see if I can get an arrangement going.
And remember at the beginning of the week I showed you how I recycled my old wreath into a new spooky one for Halloween? Well, I took the yellow flowers, gave them a light coat of black spray paint and some spider webs and voila!
Just a little taste of the spooky transformation that my apartment is going through!
Don’t forget, the One Year Anniversary Giveaway ends tomorrow at 10 am! Simply comment on the post telling me what your favorite holiday is and you’ll be entered to win! More decor ideas to come tomorrow!