Sorry about missing the post yesterday. We had a thunderstorm in the evening and had everything unplugged. But I did accomplish one little project yesterday. I finally spray painted 2 flower pots that were originally bright white. Spray painting can be a challenge in Oklahoma - you know, where the wind comes sweeping 'cross the plain. I actually took them to work and "borrowed" the empty offices next to ours.
I have been loving all the fall topiaries on Pinterest and decided along time ago that I had to make some. If you remember this year I was determined to decorate my porch for fall. I had accumulated everything except for the pumpkins. Last week Michael's finally put theirs on half price. Then everything sat and sat. So today was the day.
First I cut the stems off of 4 pumpkins
It took a little elbow grease but they finally gave way.
My flower pots were too large for the pumpkins so I cut circles from cardboard and lightly spray painted them to match just in case they showed. I also filled the pots with rocks so that the Oklahoma wind would not take them down the plain.
I hot glued the pumpkins together and then glued them to the cardboard. I filled around them with dried moss. I took fall leaves and glued them in any gaps between the pumpkins that were visible. I took garlands from and staple gunned them to the pumpkins. Finally I stuck in the last of the left over sunflowers from my fall wreath.
I know - I need to bring my plants in - they are not very fallish. But it is so hot here and they really enjoy the sunshine. But at least it is a beginning to a fall porch.
And I even had time afterwards to finish my first attempt at subway art
I can definitely see the advantages of a vinyl cutting machine!! You cannot even tell that I used a different font for each group of words. Definitely not one of the most favorite things I have ever made. But here is funny. Honey and youngest daughter love it. So it is on its way to the guest bedroom that used to be oldest daughter's room. I do like the idea of it being there. This has always been my favorite Bible verse and oldest daughter used it in her wedding ceremony.
So until tomorrow