Decorating for Autumn
So while in my local bookshop this week, buying exam papers for my youngest, I spotted these small polystyrene pumpkins. They were in a packet of six for €1.65 which is a bargain in my books and I knew I could use them for decorating for Autumn.
Painting The Pumpkins
First thing I did with the pumpkins was paint them with some cream chalk paint. I had some paints left over from another project.
I went for cream instead of orange because I love the small cream gourds you can get.
Although my eldest took one for herself which is now traditional orange and in her bedroom. It does look cute and suits her room which has orange accents.
I finished them of by painting the stalks brown and left them to dry and went for a walk in the forest with my daughter and the puppy and we collected pine cones, conkers and seed heads, we are so lucky we live by a beautiful lake and forest.
I arranged them all into a glass bowl I have which is actually a trifle dish and added a gold pear from the Christmas decorations, you can uses decorations from other seasons if they are neutral.
The bowl is now on my fireplace, which is still decorated with my Autumn Banner which is available here It was a quick and easy but stylish ( I think) looking update. No need to spend a fortune on updating your room for the season.