Thursday, October 10, 2013

Easy DIY Embellished Pumpkin & Fall Vignette

Ooo la la.
Look at me being all fancy and using the word 'vignette' today. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure that I know the true definition, but I feel like todays photos fit.
Fall vignette with embellished pumpkins and gourds.
I had a few bags of upholstery tacks leftover from craft night last week.
I also picked up a few mini pumpkins and gourds to sprinkle around the house to add some appropriate fall decor to the house. But, I can never leave anything alone and just let it be simple beauty. Gotta add some pizzaz!

This is what I came up with in about 10 minutes, tops.

Basically, I just shoved the tacks in a mini pumpkin in a cute pattern, then did the same with the gourd. Unfortunately, the gourd has a a shell under that skin, so it was a little tougher to shove each tack in, but, I made it work. I might have sworn a little at the gourd. Sorry gourd.
upholstery tacks. $1.25 at wal-mart.
Pumpkin...embellished!
The tacks did not go as far as I anticipated, 2 packs only did these two, but, they still looked cute mixed into my bowl. Plus, when the season is over I toss the pumpkins over the hill and hold on to the tacks to be reused.
I am seeing a Christmas-time upholstery tack project in this blog's future...


Our entry way now has a Fall time vignette!

I mixed them with a bowl of other pumpkin & gourd like things. Paired it with my Fall Y'all canvas from our craft night last week and added a large vase of dried hydrangeas...my favorite!
I snuck in a little teacup full of cranberry and cinnamon potpourri for good smells. Yum.

Our entry table:
An old sewing machine table that desperately needs a refinish but I can't bring myself to do. I just love how old and rustic it looks, scuffed up and all.

yes, you are imagining a ghostly white cord in the background of this. Sppooooky.
I love Fall.
PSSSSTTT! 2 posts in one day! Check out my Pumpkin Parade recipe post right here! Yum.


Some cute ladies in blogland are having a pumpkin parade! Linking up!
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34 comments:

  1. Super adorable...I love how you dressed the pumpkins up! :)

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  2. My parents have that exact sewing table! Its awesome eh?
    Love your vignette and the Fall y'all sign. Adorable.

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    1. Thanks Amy, I hope theirs is in a little better shape!

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  3. these are so fun! i love the embellishments on the little mini pumpkin especially! :)

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  4. Sometimes easy does it, and it looks great! Thanks for linking up the Pumpkin Parade

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  5. Love that sewing table! And using the upholstery tacks is genius. Looks so cute.

    Thanks for linking up.

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  6. Awesome table...and great use of the word "vignette"! =D

    -andi

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  7. Cute! And I love that sewing machine table! Gorgeous!

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  8. Upholstery tacks on pumpkins are totally awesome :) Love it

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  9. What a cute idea! I totally think that qualifies as a vignette. :) haha.

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  10. I need to get on the ball. It will be time to decorate for Christmas and I still haven't set out a pumpkin!! Love that you added tacks to the pumpkins. Such a cute idea!

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  11. so cute! i can't wait for our place to be finished enough for me to decorate! :) thank God for pinterest!! :)

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    1. i know, it's fun to start the decorating,....although we still have a WAYS to go!

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  12. That sewing table is amazing...

    And the pumpkins are super cute! :)

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  13. Those are really cute! And I love your entry table =)

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    1. Thanks Kelly, I'm glad my parents were tired of it!

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  14. Oooo! Look how fancy you are! Love the little embellishments!

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