Ok…I guess I’ll join the masses. I feel like I lost a month of summer…oh…I did! In England in the middle of the summer, it wasn’t as warm as it is right now! Anyhoo…just thought I’d share a couple of fallish crafty things I’ve done in the past. I’ll share more when we get it all out and about. I dragged the ‘fall’ boxes out of the attic today…so we are well on our way!
I bought everything at Michael’s…the small fake pumpkin, a black paint pen, and boa trim. Hot glue the boa trim around the stem at the top. Then for the monogram…I print out the letter backwards on my computer, turn the paper over onto the pumpkin and use a pencil to transfer it. Just kinda color on the back of the letter until it is transferred. To print the letter backwards, go into control panel, then printer, then printer preference, then click mirror image for t-shirt transfer. Just make sure to change it back to normal when you’re done…so your husband isn’t printing his checks backwards. Not that it’s ever happened to me or anything! Then use your paint pen to trace and color in the letter. Tahdah! I use this small pumpkin inside on my entry table.
I bought the galvanized bucket at Home Depot. I hot glued the ribbon around the bucket. Then I printed the letter out normally (not backwards) on cardstock. I cut the letter out with an exacto knife and used it as a stencil & kinda traced it on and then colored it in with the black paint pen. I put my mums in it outside on the front porch. As you can see, I have no mums yet.
Are you on monogram overload yet? Let me know if you try it, I’d love to see pics. Also, pop over to the inspired room…she is celebrating fall nesting & has dedicated this week to it. There are lots of great ideas over there!
Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents says
Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!! I love monograms ~ I’ve been wanting to put some on the back of some chairs I just redid. Your tutorial makes it seem so easy! We’ll see…..I think I’ll try your cute pumpkin first!!>>Big TX Hugs,>Stephanie>Angelic Accents
The Graves says
love the monogram! did you check out the new christmas with southern living book this year? they have a cute monogrammed pumpkin too! thanks for your great ideas… i know what hubby will be helping me do this weekend!>thanks!!!
Tricia Anne says
Really like the black boa around the top of the pumpkin that you monogrammed! So cute!>Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
Mimi Sue says
Love anything with monograms. Great ideas. You have a beautiful blog. I’ll be back when I have a minute. Mimi
VERY cute. Love the monogram. Especially since it’s an M. :o) I may pick myself up one of those buckets next time I’m at Lowes…say TOMORROW. lol
Such fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!!
I love the the monogrammed bucket/flower pot for the mums. Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing!
I LOVE the pumpkin idea, it’s so simple and looks like you got it at fancy boutique. Thanks for sharing the idea!>-Kristin @ Pumpkin Cottage
Empty Nest Full Life says
Cute, cute pumpkin!! Have you seen Shannon’s pumpkin over at Bless our Nest. A similar idea. The monograms are wonderful. Looks like a professional job to me. I have got to get busy! Jackie
I love monograms and am going to get busy!!! Thanks for the insipation.
I love them both, but the bucket!! I must make one immediately. Thanks for the awesome idea!
I love monograms. I have asked for them since I was in elementary school. I am so glad that they are so popular right now. Keep ’em coming!!>>Amanda
Handmade Housewife... says
Those are great ideas! I don’t think you can ever have too many monograms 🙂 I’ve been trying to figure out a way to step up my yearly “mums in a planter”, and the bucket is perfect. Thanks!>>-Hayley
Those are GREAT monograms…you can pack them up and send them right to my house as they are the perfect letter!!! VERY cute!! I think I know what I will be doing with a tin bucket……..
Oh Man- fun idea- >My daughter has a vinyl machine- I know what I’m going to have her make for me now….Thanks for sharing.
What cute ideas love the monograms Thanks for the great fall ideas!!>Julie
Just found your blog! Love it! I’ll be back. I love your ideas!
Pajama Mama says
Love the galvanized tub! I'll have to pick one up when I get my mums! >>You have some great ideas & posts…I need to bookmark your blog and come back for a little longer!>>-kristen
Melissa @ The Inspired Room says
Wow, super cute monograms and ideas here! You didn’t lose a month of summer, you gained a month of fall! And that just makes my heart happy. Fall is such a wonderful season!>>Thanks for being a part of the fun!>>xo
Celly B says
Cute ideas! Thanks for the how-to on the monograms!
Blissful Nikki says
oh, these are so cute and creative! I wish I had money, I would run over to hobby lobby right now to try this….I wonder if I have anything else I can do it on here. Hmmm….
Great ideas! I love the monogrammed bucket!
Ooooo…. I love these ideas and they look easy enough that I could actually do it 🙂>>Happy Fall,>rue
I just stumbled upon your blog and I am glad I did! I love the monogrammed pumpkin with the boa!! So my style! >>I added your blog to my list to visit! *smiles*
Too cute! I LOVE that monogrammed pumpkin!! Thanks for sharing this idea – gonna try it this month!
jeanne winters says
I love letters! Fun pics!
Tammy Przybylo says
I’m a new reader of your bloggy (directed from Nesting Place) and I just love it to pieces. You have really wonderful ideas – so much creativity. Thank you for sharing! In about 5 minutes I have been moved to monogram and slipcover whatever is stationary or severly slowed down :0D I have a big lazy dog that better watch out! Do you think paisley or stripes for a big lazy dog?? >All the best!
new every morning says
THANK YOU!!!!>I can’t wait to try this!>>Love it!
OMG, I love you for giving me this tip! THANKS
Crafting with Cat Hair says
I love this! I am going to try it this weekend. THanks for the tips!
You can never have too much monograms! Great ideas
I've been holding onto this post for nearly a year in anticipation of the chance to do it this fall. My big question is: What font is this? I'm a fontaholic and I can't find this one. I love it! Can you share the name of it? Please say it's free!
Pat B. says
I LOVE your blog and I love this idea. I, along with Darren would love to know what font this one is. It is absolutely perfect.
Thanks for the info.