Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Our Fall Pumpkin Family

Blue skies and the perfect day for making our "pumpkin family." 
Thankfully, I had my honey to help me!
Old, orange, faded pumpkins were given a "facelift" with some white, spray paint and an assortment of posts, for their frames, await them.

My "helper" drilled holes into wood blocks (to insert the main post into, to hold their frames) then screwed them inside their "hollow" heads. 
  We used black electrical tape to secure the "arms" to their bodies, just about where their shoulders should be. Duct tape or rope would been a better option but, what we chose was just handy!
A, shorter, cut of wood was used on the "pumpkin daddy" for his "hips."  He needed something to hold his pants up!
Waiting to "get dressed!"
Here they are at our driveway entrance all decked out and enjoying the sun!

Can you spot the difference between these two pics?
The second pic was taken today, almost 3 weeks later!
Since the opening in the kids heads was smaller than the others my honey decided to go the easy route and mount their blocks on the outside.
They still look cute!
Oh, and don't make my mistake and use thin dowels for arms....I broke hers while getting her dressed!
Now, thank you for stopping by to check out my post and especially to my party hosts and new, friends for following!

Love, Hugs & Kisses 
to my family and friends,

A very special "thank you" to Kathryn over @  thededicatedhouse for the special feature over at her blog!

And thank you to these great party hosts!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those are so cute and festive. Love them!

Crafts a la Mode said...

Now this is an ambitious project! It came out great! Thanks for visiting my blog. Take care, Linda

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your family of ghost/scarecrows! Very cute!
Hugs, Penny

Debbiedoos said...

Oh my just as cute as cute can be. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!! Another one of your awesome projects! K.E.

The Tablescaper said...

Love the job you did on the face lift!I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays. It would be great to have you join.

Thanks for your visit. I love my camera and I know I don't use it to anywhere near it's potential - It's a Canon EOS 50D. Good luck shopping.

- The Tablescaper

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

What a beautiful family of pumpkins you have! Visiting from open house party :)

Cecilia said...

I love scarecrows and your family is adorable!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is just plain adorable!! What a great Halloween and fall display!


Amanda said...

What a sweet Fall project! Everything is beautiful! How nice that your hubby got in on it too!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Those pumpkin heads are so cute. They look wonderful all decked out in their finest duds. It's very welcoming. I am your newest follower. Have a great Sunday.

Pam said...

I love all your fall decor. It's got me in the mood to add a little extra to mine! Found your blog today and I am now following. Great photos and inspiration! xo's Pam

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Stopping by from Kim's, your the link before me, and being a friendly neighbor. These are so cute and very fall festiveness. So enjoying your family!

The Charm of Home said...

Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!