Happy Fall y’all!

Friday officially marked the first day of fall—even if the weather didn’t seem to get the memo (it’s been 90 degrees the past few days.) Fall is my absolute favorite season. The leaves changing colors, blanket scarves, my birthday is during fall, I love fall activities such as going to orchards and baking fall goodies, and oh mini pumpkins!!! I love them to the point where its a little unhealthy.

Today I’m going to be sharing with y’all a little DIY I did on some Dollar Tree pumpkins as well as how I styled the lodge for fall. So without further ado, let’s get started!

I picked up some plastic mini pumpkins and gourds from the Dollar Tree with the idea of painting them in mind. I wanted to paint them a pastel green and a light grey. I know a lot of people might be thinking, why?? Pumpkins are orange! Well this is true, but there actually are some pumpkins that are white and light green. With the farmhouse look, orange pumpkins would stick out like a sore thumb. This is why I went for the more neutral colors.

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This is what they looked like before
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The chalk paint I used

The paint I used is from Michael’s. It’s called Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in the shades Vintage and Yesteryear. It took several coats to completely cover the whole thing. The good thing about chalk paint is that it dries really quickly!

 

 

 

 

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I didn’t like how the plastic stem made it look so fake, so I took it off and found some sticks outside and broke them to the length I wanted and hot glued it on! I think it makes it look much better!!!

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After they were all painted, I removed the plastic stems

Here is the final product:

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After I hot glued sticks on for the stems (much more real looking!)

I also got this large pastel orange pumpkin from TJ Maxx for $17.99. They also had a pastel green one that I loved, but I just couldn’t buy two and I already had the green color on my mini ones.

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Last Saturday, Fairmount was having a cute little market, so my friend Andi and I went. One booth was selling white mini pumpkins for $1 and I almost keeled over right there. I told Andi to give me a limit or I would literally buy like 20. She told me three. I stuck to it even though I wanted to buy more. I was in such a good mood for the rest of the day. I LOVE MINI PUMPKINS!!!

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Yesterday, a few of my friends and I went to Jacob’s Family Orchard in New Castle, IN. I love going to orchards during the fall. They make me so happy! There was a beautiful sunflower field that we took photos in. They had free samples of apple cider donuts as well as apple cider slushes. We picked out some pumpkins as well. I got two more white mini pumpkins for only 75 cents! (I don’t have a problem.) Everything was very fall-esque except for the weather. It was 90 degrees and we were SWEATING. So the apple cider slushes definitely helped cool us down. I’m so excited to go to more orchards this fall season!

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Now I will show y’all how I decorated my collection of pumpkins around the lodge:

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I love the pumpkins stacked on one another in the glass dome. So cute!!

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The sunflower bucket I talked about in this post!
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On the tv stand

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That’s it! The lodge is so much happier with all the pumpkins around. Fall is just getting started and I can’t wait to see what the rest of it holds!

Thanks for stopping by,

XOXO,

Alyssa

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