Monday, December 14, 2009

Thanksgiving Pumpkins - of two varieties

This year I incorporated pumpkins into my fall festivities more than I ever have before. Here are some photos of those endeavors.

First I chopped up an actual pumpkin. A really, really, really large orange pumpkin for $2 from Aldi. I don't really know what possessed me to do this - but once I started I was determined to chop up that entire pumpkin. And I did. Of course, I threw most of it away [correction - composted most of it] when I was done, but I am pretty proud of the fact that I did, indeed, chop up a pumpkin.

When I was home for Thanksgiving my family [well, the females among us] made some adorable fabric pumpkins to be our Thanksgiving table centerpiece. I found the DIY courtesy of the folks over at design*sponge. They really were very easy to make and made a festive, unique addition to our table.


For these fabric pumpkins, I bought the scrap squares of fabric at Wal-Mart and used yarn I already had. It was quite a fun & crafty Thanksgiving morning, watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade and making the centerpiece. I'm looking for creative Christmas centerpiece ideas. Suggestions are always welcome!

1 comment:

Ashley Joy said...

You also almost chopped your finger off. Don't forget that part...