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October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Decorating

Happy Fall everyone!
I was inspired by a posting from Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch 
and decided to give it a try and make one. 
 This is a picture of her finished pumpkin.  
You can click on her name and see her tutorial.
She used a napkin ring with an acorn attached, mine has a large flower.
While checking out Michael's for supplies I found 
two (and only two) purple flower napkin
rings.  The purple was just what I wanted!
I snipped some pieces off of a faux pick I had and glued them by the stem.
Since mine is faux I also put a dab of hot glue at the bottom to keep the ribbon from shifting.  And I put some hot glue at the edge of the ribbon and the napkin ring so they wouldn't let loose.  
 I made this one for my Mom and mine is below.
I decided to try something a little more dramatic and 
chose a black pumpkin.
The ribbon has soft shading that goes from purple, gold to rust.
I just scrunched the ribbon up near the top.

There are a lot of great ideas being shared on the blogs!  
This one is so easy I had to try it!  
There were so many ribbons to chose from- 
some even had skeletons on them!  
I can imagine many more ways
you could do this.  
Give it a try!
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  1. Liz, these are fabulous! I love the plaid...and love the dramatic look of the black pumpkin. Love these!

  2. Hello, Liz!!

    They look lovely!! I saw Susan's post too and thought I may give this a try once I get a chance!
    I lOVE how yours came out!!


  3. You GO, girl!!! Perfect!!! That must have taken a lot of patience. It doesn't LOOK easy to me. You could just go nuts with all the possibilities out there! Go for it!

  4. I'm so impressed, good job! The purple is soo pretty! Very cool that you tried it, and had such great results!!

  5. I love the purple with the color of the pumpkin!So pretty!

  6. This is my kind of decorating! So pretty, Liz. You did a fantastic job.
    ~ Wendi ~ xo

  7. Liz, thanks so much for stopping by today and leaving your sweet comments! I saw your post on Liz's Autumn Arrives party. These pumpkins are just awesome!! You are so creative!! Just beautiful!!

  8. These are stunning!
    So glad I found you this evening!

  9. These are gorgeous. Love the purple and the ribbons are perfect. Nice combinations, Your mom must be so happy to receive such a wonderful gift.

  10. So stinkin cute Liz. I am really into plaid lately and that ribbon is the perfect touch.

  11. Very pretty and well done! Love your colors!

    Susan is inspiring!

    From Virginia

  12. Love these. I don't do Halloween but love fall decorations and these would be perfect. Thank you for sharing.

  13. You darling girl!
    How cute are these? Awesome post, thanks

  14. Thanks everybody! I appreciate your positive feedback!

  15. This is such an elegant look for pumpkins, especially for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the inspiration!


  16. So much fun and great drama! Hope you'll bring it to Seasonal Sundays!

    -The Tablescaper

  17. That is such a great idea! Your pumpkin looks very stylish indeed.

    I have posted a pink post to honour a very dear friend of mine who passed away this week from breast cancer. This October's pink ribbon campaign is now even more important and poignant than ever before for me. I sure do hope you will come visit.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  18. Love those pumpkins...so elegant! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  19. Liz, this is just as cute as can be! Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.



  20. Liz your decoration is something very unusual... the dark colour ribbon make it very appealing... looks very beautiful...
    Visit me if you can

  21. Very impressive, Liz! You make it sound simple, but it's easy to see that you have an eye for design and a flair for creating rich color combinations!

    Nicely done!

  22. Your creations would be great centerpieces on a thanksgiving table. Hmmm, might follow up on that idea!

  23. They look wonderful! Love them!
    I love ribbon almost as much as dishes, and linens, and glasses an fabric, oh my! So many addictions
    Thanks for stopping by!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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