My daughter has discovered Pinterest! She pins at home, at work, and in the car pool line! She found a picture on Pinterest she wanted to copy for her front porch. It will be perfect because the stonework is very similar to hers and I thought it might not be too hard to make. So for the past few weeks she’s been gathering up supplies and this afternoon I started working on it. Here’s her inspiration picture:
I made the broom a few weeks ago and she brought the other stuff to her office so I could come by and pick it up. I took advantage of our milder temps today and went out to the deck to get started on putting it together. Please realize it is not finished at all! This is just in its early stage. Since I took the picture below I have sprayed the white Styrofoam base black to blend in with the kettle. I still need to get a wreath to put on top of the Styrofoam so I can finish it off.
She bought a gel set to use on the pumpkins so that’s what you see on the large pumpkin (I see a missing star!). Since these are Styrofoam pumpkins, I simply cut a hole in the bottoms of the little and medium pumpkins for the stems to be inserted into. I had to guess on the size but it worked out great. Then I sealed them with Liquid Nails. I’m going to let them “cure” overnight to be sure they don’t fall apart. Then I’ll use Liquid Nails to secure the whole thing in the kettle. We might stuff some moss between the pumpkins…what do you think?
Of course, now she wants me to come over and decorate her mantle and help her put things outside…..and of course, I’m going! I haven’t got my outside decorated yet and probably won’t get it done for another week or so. We’re keeping the twin grandchildren this weekend while daughter and her husband go to Auburn for the ballgame.
Oh, and on my last post, I asked opinions on the hutch…the overwhelming majority said black which is what I liked too! So in addition to working on the topiaries, I painted the hutch.
Still needs another coat and then hopefully my husband will get it hung.
I also wanted to tell ya’ll that I’ve recently reconnected with an old friend. She has a beautiful home and I’m helping her make a few changes that I hope to share soon. You will be in for a real treat when you see her house!