A long time ago in a land far away…
…I had my sweet sixteen party in this very room.
My very best friend in the entire world turned sixteen one day before me and we had a party together and invited all the friends.
In the interest of making this universe a cuter place, we coordinated our outfits together.
We wore prairie skirts and concho belts with red lipstick and Merle Norman base and hiked our hair and our bangs up to the ceiling. I think we may have even added bows with our names on them, too. The crowning glory to an incredible ensemble.
At the risk of stating the obvious….
…we looked amazing.
It was a party for the ages.
This room is sweet sixteening partying it once again.
I wanted to add a little fall to the room.
Not too much.
I didn’t want to get in the way of the party streamers.
So I created this simple five-minute pumpkin project.
So easy you can finish a bushel full in an afternoon.
I’m going to start ranking the difficulty of my projects by Hallmark movies.
A one Hallmark movie project.
A two Hallmark movie project.
It’s a 1/8 of a Hallmark movie project.
1. The pumpkin
Start with a simple white pumpkin from the dollar store.
Do NOT go all high-dollar on your pumpkin for this project.
The more inexpensive the better.
2. the Scrapbook papers
Next, you’ll want to select your papers.
I found this entire blue and white collection at Hobby Lobby in a scrapbook book.
Please use your 40% off coupon responsibly.
3. Remove stem
Reach in and pull out the stem.
On the inexpensive pumpkins, the stem is usually detachable.
Pull it out and set it aside.
4. Paint your pumpkin
Next, paint your pumpkin blue with craft paint.
If you don’t want to paint, just skip this step and leave the pumpkin white or orange.
5. Cut out your leaves
Print out an oak leaf pattern on your computer.
I printed mine out smaller because my pumpkins were smaller.
Then cut out leaves from your scrapbook paper.
6. Punch a hole and reinsert stem
Punch a hole in your leaf.
Push the stem through the hole and reattach.
Simple, five-minute blue and white pumpkin.
I stacked books on the mantel and put the pumpkins on the books and told my room to get ready.
Sweet Sixteen was heading its way.
PS We were having a movie night outside with 50 attendees and watching HighSchool Musical on the giant screen in the backyard. There were going to be lights and streamers and banners and a pinata and a candy bar station and Instagrammable backdrops.
80% chance of rain.
Time for a sweet sixteen change of plans. 🙂