Hello lovelies! Our fab friend Erin from Two Story Cottage is back with a super simple fall project! So without further ado:
Are y’all sick of fall yet? I sure hope not. Last week after fall festival number 48 and overdoing pumpkin treats, I did consider for a moment whether autumn had lost its luster. The leaves haven’t even turned yet in Charlotte, but pumpkins are multiplying faster than rabbits.
Regardless of the abundance, I’m still in love with fall. It is such a short season that you have to fill your bucket enough to last until next September. That is a long time so the more pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin pancakes the better. Because less is not more in this case, I’m giving you one more pumpkin option- I know you need it. If you own a Sharpie, you are golden for this little project.
I really wanted a more graphic element to keep my fall decor from going too far country; after browsing my latest Serena and Lily catalog, I fell for the feathered wallpaper and an idea was born.
Yummy wallpaper, huh? Sort-of a Ms. Herringbone meets Mr. Chevron. Well, get your marker ready because you can create the same look in less than ten minutes on a white fake-o pumpkin or even using a white version of the real deal.
(1) Follow the natural indentions of your pumpkin with a Sharpie marker. Don’t worry if you don’t have a steady hand. Mine was a little shaky, and it came out a-okay. Take it from the stem to the bottom so that the pumpkin is covered.
(2) Next, pick two side by side sections to work with. Draw diagonal lines forming an almost “V” an inch or so apart. They should connect but if you are in a hurry (cough) you might have a couple that are close enough.
(3) Now keep it going. Diagonal down, diagonal up. You’ve got it. I talked myself through this out loud because I’m in need of constant reassurance. Take your lines section by section until you reach the back of the pumpkin. Pay close attention to where you will end. You want it all to meet correctly. If it looks like it won’t, you can throw another vertical line in.
These lines will NOT be perfect because the natural indentions are often uneven. You have to take deep breaths and go with it. This is a challenge for all of you perfectionists out there. It is obvious that I don’t fall into that category.
I added a little gold craft paint to the stem. I love the way it looks with the black and white. This project is a win in my book because it is cheap, easy, and quick! No mess, no time commitment, no writing it in your planner. My life needs a dose of simple where I can get it.
The pumpkin is currently occupying my new desk. I like it there but now I’m tempted to make another one. Uh oh.
Any other fanatical fall friends out there?