I love Halloween decorations. You know what I love even more? Autumn decorations that will last through Halloween and Thanksgiving. I won’t have to touch these until the Christmas decorations go up and it’s a good thing because I don’t have time anyway.
We are busy bees at our house lately and I knew we weren’t going to have any fall decorations unless I found something quick and easy. Solution: buy a bunch of gourds. First, to replicate the idea I saw in this pin, I only needed mini pumpkins. I already had the branches and I still have a giant vase from our wedding.
For a second super-easy piece of decor, I picked up a Cinderella pumpkin at the store. Isn’t it cool? I plopped it down in our entryway and here’s hoping it holds up through November! Since I’m not carving it, I think I have a pretty good chance!
Finally, I put some smaller gourds on the ledge shelf above our TV. As a reminder for those of you who live in earthquake country (or those of you who have toddlers), I used Museum Wax to secure the gourds to the shelf so they don’t fall on the TV like I did with the Christmas decor last year.
This is my first experiment making a wreath. I used the instructions provided at The Red Thread. This is a great “starter” wreath because you don’t have to buy a wreath form and there are no special tools required. There are step-by-step instructions at The Red Thread and I’ve included the steps for my wreath below.