Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Umbrella Pumpkins

Believe it or not, this was my second blog post when I started my blog.  I'm thinking maybe five people saw it, those being my daughters and friends.  So I thought I would share it again today since it is perfect for fall and Halloween.  Today I will be working on some new menu boards, and since our temperatures are still in the 100s, I am moving at a snail's pace.  Happy fall everyone!

We love to decorate for fall especially in our front yard.  I found these orange paper umbrellas at a sale a few months ago and put them away for the perfect Halloween decorations.  All it took was a little black craft paint to transform them into the perfect Jack-O-Lanterns.  Our little Cindy had a howling good time helping us.
She even put on her spider tiara to really get into the spirit of the day.

                                                          And voila!  The end result.

Last year I did this with cloth umbrellas that I painted with orange spray paint which is readily available at this time of year.  I put them in between the shrubberies and let them peak out.  The neighbors loved them. 

I'm partying at...

Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style         Ivy and Elephants
Thursdays        Embracing Change     The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground     Our Home in the Maples Rainy Day Party
                                    The Charm of Home    Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           My 1928 Charmer Sunday's Best


Gail said...

Cute idea Maggie!

Pat C. said...

What a clever and adorable idea! I don't know how you do it, Maggie!

What a good sport little Cindy was to wear her tiara--she is a cutie pie!


Cathy and Paul @One Creative Couple said...

What a cute idea! I may have to steal this one!

Cozy Little House said...

I've never seen umbrellas like that! How cute!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Those are amazing looking. I can see why your neighbors love them.

It's in the 60's here.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Cute idea and a ton more people got to see it this time! Your puppy is so cute!


karen@somewhatquirky said...

Maggie this is a perfect idea for California! Extremely original and cute too!

Bliss said...

These are TDC...... too darn cute.


Jody and Stan said...

Maggie, Thanks so much for sharing this cute post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love how the pumpkin umbrellas turned out! Darling!!