Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend! For those of us who are in the Northern Hemisphere, the Autumnal Equinox is vastly approaching. The season of cooler temps, warmer clothing and hot apple cider that’s stirred with those little cinnamon sticks. My absolute favorite time of year! Around the corner…. cozy hayrides, Halloween parties and Harvest festivals, can’t wait!!
Yesterday, I got a jump start on decorating my home for the upcoming season… yeah, I’m like a kid when it comes to these things. lol. Made a new tablecloth with some burgundy satin fabric that I picked up from Hobby Lobby. As a centerpiece for the table, a carved out artificial pumpkin with artistically arranged autumn foliage that sticks out from the top of the pumpkin. Also, I laid out matching place mats on the table in front of the chairs. Throughout the rest of my home can be found more whimsical decorations from silly faced jack o’lanterns made of plaster to a metal haunted house with flashing colored lights. Of course, I wouldn’t dare leave out a few witchy things… twig brooms and such… And all the while doing this, the delicious aroma of cinnamon filled the air. Did I mention this is my favorite time of year?? lol 😉
Aside from doing all the above, I even got some supplies together and did a little homemade project. I’m a huge fan of arts and crafts and several days back, I discovered online how to create enchanting Halloween lanterns. I actually did the project a few days ago and enjoyed every minute of it! These adorable painted jars were so much fun to create. It can be done as a one person project or as a family fun time. I was so excited about doing this, as simple as it was, that I just had to share it with all of you!
I could tell you in detail how I painted these little whimsies, but that wouldn’t be fair. I believe in giving credit where credit is due. So, here is the wonderful site where I made the discovery. If you choose to take on this little project, I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did! Here is the site…. Enchanting Halloween Lanterns
And here are pics of the lanterns that I painted……
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