Are you ready for an easy fall DIY? Today I’m showing you how I upcycled these pumpkins using hot glue and paint to make a cozy fall tablescape. Scroll down to see how I made these DIY hot glue painted pumpkins. And for more pumpkin inspiration, check out my friend’s posts below because we’ve got a pumpkin roundup! The first leaf fell off the tree outside and Rick made fun of me because I started transforming our home into all things fall. This past weekend, I lit my fall candles, made a bundt cake and switched up our dining room decor for a fall tablescape. I found these faux pumpkins I had from last year. I wanted a little more of a muted neutral palette so decided to give them an upgrade with glue and paint. Here’s what I did.
DIY hot glue painted pumpkins
You will need:
split wooden beads
Using hot glue, I made a few little designs. I had some leftover split wooden beads from my DIY beaded wreath and added those as well. I let them dry completely before painting. Then I painted them using acrylic paint. I did a total of 3 coats, making sure to get in all the nooks and crannies and allowing them to fully dry between each coat.
Look what a little glue and paint can do!!!
I put together this fall tablescape using some decor that I had laying around my house.
It’s September 1st so poof overnight – magically pumpkins everywhere! It’s no secret that fall is my favorite time of year. Over the years, I’ve shared some of my favorite fall recipes and decor. There’s more to come this season, but I thought I would do a little roundup. Follow me over on my instagram for more fall inspo
Below check out my Best of Fall Recipes, DIYs and Decor
Back to school season is upon us! There is just something about this time of year that I love. Between the weather getting cooler, back to school shopping and getting back into a routine. The kids still had school throughout the summer but after Labor Day they head into their new classrooms for the year and with that comes the butterflies.
This year I decided that I wanted to put something together to give the kids the night before their first day to ease some of the nerves and make it fun. I got the idea to put together a Back to School Basket with some things to get them excited. Below I’m sharing some of the goodies in our Back to School Basket and how to put one together.
How to Make a Back to School Basket
I collected a bunch of little things throughout the summer that I thought the kids would enjoy.
Pajamas – I found these at Old Navy for $10 each!!!!
Books – Some of my favorites for the Back to School baskets are shown and linked below.
This mud kitchen has been in the making since the beginning of summer and I’m so excited it’s finally complete! When I think back on childhood, I have so many memories of making mudpies and little creations outside in the dirt. I wanted to create those same memories and experiences for the boys but keep the mess contained. A mud kitchen seemed like the perfect idea but rather than buy one (which costs easily over $100), decided we could make one of our own.
Using an old desk, some stuff we had around in the garage and a few details from the dollar store, I’m showing you how to make your own DIY mud kitchen.
DIY mud kitchen
You will need:
any exterior stain
tupperware containers (we got from the Dollar Store)
1.) The first thing we did was we picked up a used desk that someone was giving away on the side of the road.
2.) We brought it home, first removed the hardware and then applied paint stripper as I wanted to take the original black paint off.
3.) Once the paint stripper is completely dry, we sanded the piece using an orbital sander and 60 grit/150grit/220 grit paper.
4.) Using some extra 2×4’s we had laying around the garage Rick built a hanging rack for the back. We added some S hooks for the kids to hang their spoons, buckets and kitchen utensils.
5.) Next we stained using exterior stain.
6.) I got a few containers from the Dollar Store to act as like a sink and bowls. Trace the containers where you want them and then using a jig saw, cut out the spots for the containers.
Then you can add some fun details like measuring spoons, buckets, pails, etc. We put it back by their sandbox so it’s all in one spot.
It’s nothing fancy, but it does the job and the kids have fun! They like to pick various leaves and flowers and fill buckets of water to make “soup”.