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Painted Gourds


So as you all know last month I had an obsession with pumpkins (lol.) Well now its November and my obsession has moved to gourds…painted ones to be exact. I was browsing a few ideas online because my mantel piece is looking kind of drab and came across these!




What a simple wonderful idea!


What you will need:

Can of white glossy spray paint

Small gourds

Small pumpkins




First you will need a surface to spray paint on, I would suggest laying down some news paper and placing your items on there before painting.


Spray paint all the items including anything that may be on wreath.


After it drys wrap the ribbon around the wreath.


You can use this as a centerpiece on the table like shown in the picture above or you can use them on the mantel piece like in the picture below




I love this idea, its so simple and pretty cheap as well. Craft stores usually have discounts and coupons in papers or on receipts which can really come in handy!


Pretty-Easy Centerpiece.


This easy Thanksgiving centerpiece pumpkin craft is simple and looks beautiful on any Thanksgiving table.

What you need:

Fall leaves (fake), small pinecones, sprigs of berries, fall flowers, ribbons, or other small fall decorations. 
Small pumpkin
Tall, but not thin candle (comparable size to the pumpkin)
Knife (adult supervision is needed when doing this project with children)


  1. Remove as much of the stem of the pumpkin as possible without physically cutting into the pumpkin.
  2. Place candle on top of the pumpkin and using your marker, trace around the bottom of it.
  3. Cut a hole for the candle in the pumpkin, using your tracing as a guide and staying as close to it as possible (the more snug the candle fits, the better.)
  4. Place candle in the pumpkin and use glue to adhere fall leaves or sprigs around the edges of the opening (you may need to press some inside of the opening to secure the candle into place). 
  5. Allow centerpiece to dry before using.
Thanks Examiner. 

So Cute Pumpkin Ideas


After laying in the bed sick for the last few days I decided that today would be the day that I got up and did something crafty! Of course with Halloween  right around the corner and thanksgiving following right behind I figured I’d look for something that would accommodate both occasions. I found these super cute pumpkins on Midwest Living 

Set leaves between paper towels and flatten them under a book for at least five days. Then brush decoupage glue on a white pumpkin. Arrange the leaves on the pumpkin’s surface. Cut small slits along the edges of the leaves as you go, so they’ll fit the pumpkin’s contours. To finish, coat the decorated surface in decoupage glue.

Yumm! Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes!


Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Prep Time:10 minutes

Total Time:35 minutes

Servings:12 cupcakes

What you will need

  • 12 paper baking cups
  • 1 box Fun Da-Middles yellow cupcake mix with creamy vanilla filling
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2  eggs
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • maple syrup (optional)
  • pecan pieces (for sprinkling)
  1. 1Preheat oven according to package instructions. Line cupcake tin with paper baking cups and set aside.
  2. 2In a large bowl, beat together cupcake mix, water, canned pumpkin, eggs and pumpkin pie spice on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  3. 3Fill each baking cup 1/3 of the way, making sure batter completely covers the bottom. Set remaining batter aside.
  4. 4Squeeze filling pouch 20 times, then cut off corner of pouch at cut line and divide filling equally among the cupcakes by squeezing a small amount in the center, making sure filling does not touch sides. Use all the filling.
  5. 5Place a small dollop of maple syrup on top of the filling, if desired. Scoop the remaining batter evenly over the filled cupcakes, making sure the filling is completely covered. Top with pecan pieces and lightly press down into batter, if desired.
  6. 6Bake according to package instructions (about 24 to 29 minutes). Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 20 minutes before eating or removing from pan.
Thanks tablespoon!