Thursday, December 3, 2009

Don't Throw Out Those Pumpkins!

Since our motto is "use what you have", we hate to be wasteful after Thanksgiving and get rid of our  pumpkins just because they're orange and don't work with traditional winter holiday colors. So we spray painted them gold,  used them on our Thanksgiving table with other fall decorations:

and then transitioned them into our holiday mantle, mixing them with green garland, brass candlesticks, and gold balls - festive, fun, and frugal!



acecopygirl said...

That is such a clever idea! They look so elegant.

French-Kissed said...

Great idea and I love your description as festive, fun an frugal!


This is genius. I've had fantasies of spray painting pineapples gold, but these pumpkins are perfect. Lauren

NYCLQ said...

I LOVE IT!!! I had some grapevine pumpkins still out when I went to decorate our slim tree this year... so to help 'beef' it up, I tucked the pumpkins inwards towards the trunk up and down the tree. It worked great as filler, and the brown tied into the pine cones and browns of the space!

Kindered spirits for sure!
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