Friday, October 28, 2011

DIY Fall Festival Friday!

I've actually been spring cleaning in the fall (a car full of junk donated and more space feels soooo good) and preparing for guests but Bri and I did manage to decoupage some pumpkins. Have to fit a fun craft project in there somewhere to break up the work, right? It's not an original project but results are always original.

After seeing the beautiful scrapbook paper from Canvas Corp...

I chose to give my black pumpkin a new look to make my craft room a little more festive (I still have to do a reveal of my craft room ,don't I? Enjoy the sneak peek!)...

Deco Art's Decoupage is so much fun to work with and results are a beautiful gloss or matte finish. See my  decoupage pumpkin tutorial at the DIY Club.

Here's the pumpkin I decoupaged a few years ago...completely different.

Bri's decoupaged pumpkins:

Have you given this a shot?

Speaking of pumpkins!  Check out Pumpkins and Power Tools - a  great TV segment that aired this week featuring Ken Collier from RDA’s The Family Handyman. The segment was inspired by the October issue of TFH and touches on DIYers and using power tools to spice up your pumpkins for Halloween.

Let's see what you've been up to! 

The DIY Show Off


•Create a blog post about an Autumn/Fall project that YOU HAVE CREATED. Feel free to include a past link, however please make a note on a recent post about the DIY Fall Festival to invite everyone over to join in or to search the collection of fall inspired ideas.

•Add your project title to Linky party below.  (example: House # Pumpkins)

•Type in the permalink address, not your basic blog address. A permalink is the address that links directly to your specific post. (example:

•Please add the DIY button or link to the party in your post to share the party with your readers.

•Although a tutorial is helpful, it's not required. It just must be your project.  Please only link up same project once to one party.

•If you notice that you're link disappeared, please make the correction according to the rules above and re-link!

• By adding your link, you give the DIY Show Off permission to highlight your project in a future post. Enjoy and be inspired!

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Theresa said...

Thanks for the party! t. xoxo

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

So cute! Thanks for the Fall festival party, my favorite time of year indeed!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Thanks for hosting! Debbie

JennyLynn said...

It really is fun to admire others creativity this time of year. I am hoping to be equally as creative this weekend and make a few things with my children. They are eager to decorate pumpkins. The ones we have had on our porch already have rotted.UGH!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I adore that Canvas Corp paper and your pumpkin turned out great. Thanks for hosting!

Scrappy Sugar Girl said...

Thank you for hosting! :)

Discount CA said...

You really arrange the things in a right manner. Good one

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