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do it yourself: crayon drip art pumpkin

29 Oct

I realize I haven’t blogged much in the past week or so. I tried to and then things came up. And then our internet wasn’t working well. And so on…

So here I am, ready to blog about my pumpkin. Dan and I both talked about getting pumpkins to carve. Then the day when we were actually going to go get pumpkins, neither of us felt like carving a pumpkin. So I decided to buy a white pumpkin so I could try something that I had seen. This awesome crayon drip art pumpkin by Alexa on The Swell Life that I found through Pinterest.

I thought it would be really fun and something different to try.

Dan and I went to Apple Crest Farms last weekend and I found a perfect little white pumpkin. We also picked up some apple cider and some delicious apple cider donuts…that were pretty much gone by the time we got home….Anyway, on to my pumpkin.

I brought the pumpkin home and decorated it that same afternoon.

I found a box of unused cheap crayons in one of my craft drawers. I began by peeling all of the labels off.

I decided to do this on the kitchen floor where I had plenty of space. I put a trash bag down on the floor because I knew there might be some splattering as the crayons melted.

I started trying to lay the crayons on top of the pumpkin and discovered that they were too long so I broke the ends off the crayons. Then they were rolling off so I used a little dab of super glue to hold them all on the top of the pumpkin.

I used my hair dryer on hot and high. I tried medium but it didn’t really seem to be working well. There was some splattering but most of it stayed right on the trash bag. {ps. don’t mind my comfy clothes. Dan came over and decided to snap some pictures while I was in the middle of doing this}

Some of the crayons melted really well and others didn’t really do so well. It was kind of weird. But I just went with it and tried to heat them evenly.

I think it turned out really cool. Some of the colors show up better than other colors and some are more chunky. But I really love it.

This was something completely different from carving an orange pumpkin and I’m glad I did something different this year. Now if only we had a porch that I could put this out on…..Maybe next year.

Did anyone else do anything different this year?

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Fall Fun!

25 Oct

On Sunday, we met up with a couple friends to go pumpkin and apple picking! I love doing seasonal things that are fun and don’t cost too much. I also love spending time with friends.

The girls. ❤

So the pumpkin picking was a tad disappointing because it wasn’t exactly a pumpkin patch. And there weren’t too many to choose from….We found some good ones though.

Pumpkin “Patch”

We rode on a wagon hooked to a tractor to go out to the apples we wanted. We walked to the far end of the orchard, walked through some mud, and found the apples.

The perfect apple.

Then we came back on the tractor and went to the market to get some apple cider. And…I also picked up a whoopie pie because it looked delicious and I cannot say no to whoopie pies. It was a fabulous way to spend a Sunday morning in the fall.

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