Let’s talk about Pumpkin Decor. It’s about time we start planning our fall look this year, beginning with the most accessible component, pumpkins!
Buy your pumpkins now and start styling your home with these pumpkin ideas!
September is here, and I don’t know about you, but my local grocery stores are loaded with pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors.
I already have new ideas up my sleeve and ones posted on the blog already!
Below you’ll find the most recent and favorite crafts and decorations using pumpkins.
Saturday Chitchat with Janine – Volume 83
Welcome to fall at the Waite house! Yes, I know. I’m crazy. It’s only September, and I’m decorating for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.
But! As a blogger, I have to be ahead of the seasons. So, here I am, creating and crafting away for you!
I adore pumpkins. I believe they bring a fun vibe to your decor, so browse below to find decor inspiration for the following couple of holidays.
Personal Note from Janine
Our weather this week has set some record temperatures. It’s sweltering here in Northern California.
What is the weather like where you live?
I can’t wait for it to feel more like fall, with crisp sunny days that are good for sweater weather.
But, in the meantime, it is full steam ahead for fall. Pumpkins are in our stores, and fall decor is popping up everywhere. I’m excited to embrace a new season.
My family needs a little distraction these days since my husband’s father is not in the best of health. I’m not sure that he’ll be around next week. Once my husband returns from his business trip abroad, we will head to Vermont to be with his family.
Please think of us this month as we deal with this sad situation.
Sorry to burden you with our heartbreaking news.
On a positive note, I hope you’re having a lovely weekend and enjoying some fabulous fall festivities.
Hug your family, and have a wonderful Saturday!
This Week’s Inspiration – Pumpkin Decor
Here is an adorable Pumpkin Fairy House! Use natural and sculpted elements to decorate your fun and festive fall pumpkin house.
Inspired by Anthropologie’s (Terrain) succulent decor, I designed this DIY Pumpkin Succulent Planter tutorial and arrangement for my fall table.
Join me, and let’s create this DIY together!
Here is a Ghost Painted Pumpkin For Kids tutorial on creating adorable Halloween decor for your home!
Not only will these decorations create a festive look on your front porch, but this craft is a simple step-by-step DIY that will be fun for Fall!
Make sure to check out these great creative pumpkin ideas for Halloween. You are in for a big treat.
An easy Halloween craft is a fun, non-carving way to decorate pumpkins. I love the orange and black drama that they add to the pumpkins!
How to make glitter pumpkins is surprisingly easy. You’ll enjoy creating these cute pumpkins like most of my craft projects.
And I promise that this project will only take you a couple of minutes to make. Soon you will be obsessed with these fun glittery pumpkins, and they will take over your home.
Here is my good old post on creating an initial on a pumpkin. This DIY is so simple to make and will look stunning on your front porch!
If you have a few faux pumpkins t, you don’t know what to do with them. Today, I will show you How to Make a Wool Pumpkin with Chunky Wool.
Boutique of the Week – Fall Front Porch Ideas
Find inspiration with 74+ Fall Front Porch Ideas to decorate and design your favorite space.
I think it’s about time we start thinking about the front porch. Look at these ideas and start decorating today!
My Favorite Things – Pumpkin Decor
Metal leaf is one of my favorite craft materials, and this gorgeous DIY Fall Pumpkin craft took less than thirty minutes to make. Join Leslie to create this project 🙂
Are you looking for unique pumpkin decorating ideas for Fall? These DIY boho chic pumpkins from dollar store pumpkins are easy to make and gorgeous to display! Join Christina to make this!
You’ll want to pin this one and save it in your accessible DIY arsenal for cute gifts. Join Jackie and create this adorable scented flannel pumpkin!
If you have large containers around the home, here’s a fun DIY. Join Liz to create a simple look for fall using these adorable pumpkins!
What’s Trending On The Blog
This Pumpkin Brioche French Toast is a rich blend of pumpkin, egg, and spices topped with sweet maple syrup.
To call it French toast is inaccurate since it tastes like a fantastic bread pudding! This easy recipe makes it a breeze to create for breakfast.
These cute Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes are my moist carrot cake and cream cheese frosting recipe.
It’s the perfect dessert to share with family and friends this season! And besides, these cakes are shaped like a pumpkin, making them even more impressive and adorable!
This Italian Cream Cake has a pumpkin cream cheese frosting, making this a winning combination.
This dessert is perfect for the holidays or any occasion. This cake is a moist and family favorite that I’ve made for years.
This Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Recipe is a little bit different than most recipes. It has pure pumpkin flour that delivers an exquisite flavor and creates a deliciously fluffy and soft cookie.
These Pumpkin Muffins with My Secret Crumb Topping are like the desserts you’d find in a fancy pastry shop. The crumb topping is something that I have always wanted to recreate!
This Week’s Tip – Pumpkin Carving Tools
Good Pumpkin Carving Tools Make a Huge Difference!
My friend Marci introduced me to pumpkin carving tools. Before using her specialized carving knives, I would struggle with my kitchen knives.
Well, I learned that buying good strong pumpkin knives makes a difference. You can make almost any shape with these knives when carving with them.
The knives should be solid and sturdy and able to cut with twists and turns.
If you’re serious about creating some fun jack-o-lanterns this year, get ahold of these essential pumpkin carving tools!
Latest Obsession – Cute Felt Mice
I Adore These Cute Mice
Last year, I bought this mouse at Anthropologie. His expression is so adorable that I had to buy him the minute I spied him in the store.
Unbeknownst to me, there is a whole line of them, and our local store carries them. So, the other day when I saw a whole basketful of them, I picked up two more for my Halloween decor.
The stores no longer carry this exact mouse, but here is a link to one holding a pumpkin!
I have to say that they make me smile and that’s a good thing!
Now that was a lot of pumpkins 🙂 Hopefully, you found something to make or buy to bring fall into your home.
I’m just getting started with my ideas, so stay tuned on the blog AND my Instagram for more updates!
I share a lot of behind-the-scenes footage on my stories that you don’t want to miss 😉
Have a great weekend, everyone!