Fall is my absolute most favorite season. I love the crisp clean smells, the bright colors and lets not forget the craft fairs that start popping up everywhere.
Last year my friend and I went to a craft fair and saw these adorable mini pumpkins decorated with all types of “autumn” things like acorns, leaves and orange flowers. I was going to buy one until I saw the outrageous price tag. Why should I pay for it when I could make a bunch of them myself for half the price?!
It’s super easy to do, relatively cheap and the pumpkins make great little festive decorations.
- Mini pumpkins
- Hot glue gun
- Fake craft flowers and/or leaves
- Small decorations of your choice (acorns, baby pine cones, dried flowers, etc.)
The craft leaves and flowers that I bought at my local craft store came in small bunches. I just cut and pulled of the pieces I wanted to use and then arranged them along with some small pine cones on top of the pumpkin. Once I figured out how I liked the layout, I carefully glued each piece directly onto the pumpkin. (The glue dries relatively quickly and it does not damage the pumpkin.)
The great part was, if I did not like how the final product looked, I was able to pull the glued pieces off without damaging the pumpkin. I could then start all over until liked the finished product.
I personally like using real pumpkins but you could easily use fake ones which you could then reuse every year.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, these little pumpkins would make great little centerpieces for tables and counters. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!