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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pinterest Thursday: Thanksgiving Gourds

Let me make one thing clear -- I love Christmas. I love everything about Christmas; the snow, the decorations, the music, the shopping, the REAL meaning of Christmas, and everything else. I love everything about it. However, what I don't love is skipping straight from Halloween to Christmas. November is for Thanksgiving people!

So, in light of that fact, I did a Thanksgiving-themed Pinterest project. Here is the inspiration:

 Beautiful, right?! So, I started with these gourds from Ultra Foods (for about $9).

Even though the [beautiful] pumpkins above are all white, I like the natural orange and white look of these, so I left them as they were. Next, I used my Cricut machine to cut the letters out of scraps of card stock I had.

I traced the letters on each gourd with a Sharpie and then used black puffy paint I had to fill them in.

After I filled in the letters, I added some extra decoration on the rest of the gourds and set them up on the hutch in my kitchen on some wood blocks that I will soon use for another project.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of light in the evenings when I get home from work (thank you Daylight Savings Time) my pictures aren't as beautiful as they would be with natural light, but hopefully you get the idea.

Anyway, in all the excitement over Christmas, don't forget to celebrate Thanksgiving and GIVE THANKS!

Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway for one of my fall scrapbooks over at Life by the Book and my first giveaway here on my blog for a set of autumn-themed note cards!

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  1. Cute! And I totally agree. Thanksgiving is for turkey and being grateful! :) Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I'm a new follower, too.

  2. I love them! I'm so stoked for Christmas decorating this year, but yes, I refuse to just jump over Thanksgiving like it's no big deal. So I'm all about decorating it up and celebrating this holiday to the fullest!

  3. I feel the same way. I don't like how Thanksgiving is almost forgotten. It is my favorite holiday. Love your idea. I like the pumpkins you chose.


  4. LOVE the display! So nice and yet so easy!! I love Christmas too, but there is definitely something to be said for the big Thanksgiving meal. That is like the gateway to Christmas! Thanks for linking up!!

  5. These are so cute!! Love the way you used the pumpkins!

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  7. So nice! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  8. Hi, I visited your blog and liked what I seen, so I am now your newest follower,
    I also am probally the newest blog on Google, visit mine at
    http://whenitsonlymakebelieve.blogspot.com/ I would be grateful if you follow me
    back. Have a gr8 day! Helen

  9. Hi, hopping around this weekend and found your great blog. I am your newest follower, http://babyfeetandpuppybreath.blogspot.com/
    Hope you can stop in, say hello and follow me back, Thanks:)

  10. these are GREAT! I love the finished look! And don't worry...I have to wait until the weekends to photograph stuff because of this Daylight Savings time too...ugh!

    I featured this on my blog today! :)


    I'm also pinning it here:


    Come grab a "featured" button! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  11. love all the pumpkin ideas shared

  12. So cute! I'm glad you shared at Shine On Fridays! Hope to see you again this weekend.

  13. Super cute! Thanks for sharing :)