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
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!
What you need:
Fall leaves (fake), small pinecones, sprigs of berries, fall flowers, ribbons, or other small fall decorations.
Tall, but not thin candle (comparable size to the pumpkin)
Knife (adult supervision is needed when doing this project with children)
- Remove as much of the stem of the pumpkin as possible without physically cutting into the pumpkin.
- Place candle on top of the pumpkin and using your marker, trace around the bottom of it.
- 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.)
- 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).
- Allow centerpiece to dry before using.
I love this time of year! Especially the food! Don’t get me wrong I love BBQ in the summer, but I truly enjoy all the food that gets cooked up at this time of year. Growing up we always had stuffing (blah) I never ate it lol I just didn’t like it. When I moved to the south I finally got to taste dressing now I love it I could eat it all through out the year lol. So I decided to post one of my favorite dressing recipes!
- 1 (16 ounce) package dry corn bread mix
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 small onion
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1lb chicken
- salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare the dry corn bread mix according to package directions. Cool and crumble.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9×13 inch baking dish.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the celery and onion until soft.
- In a large bowl, combine the celery, onions, 3 cups crumbled corn bread, eggs, chicken stock, sage and salt and pepper to taste; mix well.
- Boil Chicken in pot remove and shred chicken season to taste add the chicken to the mix
- Place into prepared dish and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.