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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Pumpkin Topiary

   First of all, I want to thank all of you who took the time to share your ideas with me yesterday!  You are all very creative and have truly inspired me.:-)  The candlesticks will remain the same color (for now) but I did add the leaves and some pumpkins and I love it!  One is pictured at the end of the post.  I am still debating what to do with the topiary.  There are so many of your ideas that I love!
   I did want to share a simple project that I made today.  My friend, Rhondamade the most beautiful pumpkin topiaries the other day and so I thought I would try some on a smaller scale with some garage sale purchases I made today.  Take a minute and stop by Rhonda's blog, though, as hers are GORGEOUS!  
I bought these guys today for 50 cents:

   Then I went to Wal Mart and got these fellas for $1 each:

   Remove the stems, hot glue, add some pretty ribbon and this is what you get:

   Aren't they fun?!  I'm not sure if I will paint the urns black or not.  

   Here is one of the candlesticks on my mantle. My "big sister", Robin, recommended the Fall leaves.  Thanks Robin!   They are now ready for Fall!

21 comments:

Artfulife said...

Love all of it. Thank you for pointing out the lovely scooterblue blog. You both have the loveliest homes. I can't wait any longer, I must go find all my fall decorations. Have a wonderful weekend!

linda said...

I LOVE EVERYTHING!!

I've seen the pumpkin topiaries and definately plan on making two for my front porch. I'm going to use real pumpkins for the outside decorations so I'm just waiting for the pumpkins to arrive at Target!

I have a spare urn that would work perfectly for one of these to put near my fireplace...man you've got me so busy with projects these days...thank you for all of your inspiration!

Rachel said...

I want to make the big version of these for my porch. I've had them saved away in my crusty little brain just for this year. But alas, who knows if I'll get them done. Yours turned out so cute. Love the ribbon on the as well. Great job! Now, you wanna come to my house and help me get mine done? ':)

i'm kelly said...

absolutely darling. you are definitely inspiring me to get the fall decor out!

Cathy said...

The fall leaves look perfect. What a nice arrangement to start off our new season. Cathy

Lindsay-ann said...

Thanks for showing how you made the lovely pumpkin topiaries. They look fantastic. What a great idea.
Lindsay

tyketto said...

I love your pumpkin topiaries. They are so cut and easy. I wish I could go to yard sales. I only do one or two, usually with the girls in tow, and it's not as much fun with little girls that just want stuffed animals.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Yes, I am older then you so that would make me your "big" sister-I am laughing! I for some reason keep thinking I am 32! But no, I am 44! Okay that aside-
WE seriously must have been separated at birth- I (no lie) bought the SAME pumpkins at WALMART yesterday! I had bought some before there in a little wooden box but yesterday they had bigger sizes so I picked up the SAME one's you did!? Did you see they had live pumpkins there too?
Anyway, I love what you did with your finds-Your bunny with the little ribbon scarf is sooo cute (I have that SAME ribbon) I love how you put it all together like you did! Very very nice-And oh my goodness those urns/topiary are unreal! You really did hit the jackpot with your garage sale shopping! Guess I better start doing some fall decorating of my own! Your house is looking very lovely!
Your Big Sis Robin~♥

Elise said...

Lori!! I love your topiaries!! I cannot believe you got those urns for 50 cents. Oh, and those cinnamon things from Mickey-D's, heavenly...I had to have them Saturday after reading your post. Actually, they are sounding pretty good today also.
Elise

Blissful Nikki said...

oh my gosh, this is too cute! I am so going to hobby lobby today anyway, Im picking up some pumpkins! :)

Polka Dot Moon said...

Wow!! Your Topiaries are beautiful!! It's so fun to see the many things you can create with a pumpkin.

(Thanks so much for visiting my blog - I loved your costume!!!)

Denise

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Lorrie, Your topiaries are AMAZING! I would leave the urns just as they are! I love the ribbon bow on them! What an unique and pretty touch! You did an outstanding job! I may just have to borrow my idea back, with YOUR improvements! LOL! Love all the yard sales finds too! The bunny stuff is too cute! ...and those cinnamon melts are too good, arent they! LOVE THEM! ...unfortunately! LOL! ~Rhonda :)

Amy said...

Love the candlesticks with the leaves! And your topiaries are lovely.

Cristin said...

The little pumpkin topiaries are great...

...and I'm especially liking the little plaid ribbon around the bunny's neck -- I need to do that!

Lovely...

The Dragovich 5 said...

I am so jealious! I love urns and can not believe you picked them up for 50 cents!

Now that Hunter's birthday is past we are ready to decorate for fall and Sydney can't wait :0}

I can hear Parker asking frequently, "How long till Halloween?"

Tristan said...

So cute, I love them!

Heather said...

I love them Lori!

lipstickandlaundry said...

LOVE the pumpkin topiaries! Every time I go to a store I scope all the new FALL decor, this is the BEST time of year!

Firefly Hill said...

Very cute and "Fall"!! Wow you found some great bargains...

Annie

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Lori, Just dropping in to say "Hi!" ~Rhonda :)

AwtemNymf said...

Woohoo- love the pumpkins topiary! I LOVE pumpkins! I knew you'd find usage for all your garage sale goodies! *winks* You can ALWAYS use the urns for front porch displays. A great way to invite people to your home too!
You rock!