10 Minute Fall Decor

I’m a quick and easy craft kind of girl. The perfect project for me is when I can sit down with a few supplies and be done in a short amount of time. It doesn’t always work out that way, but today’s project definitely falls under the category of quick (in under 10 minutes) and easy, and I actually love the results. Perfect!

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Last year I bought a few faux pumpkins for my front porch, I always like to add a few faux with the real ones. When I unpacked them this year, one had a stem that had been pulled out. I was going to try to glue it back on, but decided to try to make it into a pumpkin flower holder (yes, that’s its official name) to add to my indoor fall decor.

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So, when I get an idea I just kind of just go for it with no real plan. Sometimes it works out, most of the time it doesn’t, but I’m happy to say that this one was a success!

All I needed for this project was my broken faux pumpkin, a small container (I used a small mason jar), a utility knife and a screwdriver.

10 Minute Fall Decor | chatfieldcourt.comTo start, I removed the pumpkin stem, put the mason jar on top of the pumpkin and traced it with a pencil to mark where I would cut.

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Next, I used the utility knife to cut out the top of the pumpkin. I had to go around a few times with the knife, and then I used a screw driver to loosen it up, but it came out rather easily.

10 Minute Fall Decor | chatfieldcourt.comAfter I removed the top, I could see that the pumpkin was filled with styrofoam beads. I emptied some of them into the trash and inserted the small mason jar into the hole.

10 Minute Fall Decor | chatfieldcourt.com10 Minute Fall Decor | chatfieldcourt.comAll that was left to do was to add my flowers. A few weeks ago, I planted a couple of hydrangea in my front flowerbeds and still had some beautiful flowers. I wanted to try to dry some, so I cut them off and added them to my faux pumpkin vase with a little water.

10 Minute Fall Decor | chatfieldcourt.comI love how it turned out!

The funny thing is that when I asked my husband to carry it inside for me so I could clean up my mess, he couldn’t believe that it was a faux pumpkin. He thought it was the real deal, but he also thought that I had just glued the flowers to the top of the pumpkin.

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10 Minute Fall Decor | chatfieldcourt.comYou could also do this project with a real pumpkin too. I like the faux because I like the idea that I can keep it out until Thanksgiving, and even try some different flowers.

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Quick and easy and, might I add, free. I already had all my supplies so all it cost me was about 10 minutes of my time.

Are you a project planner or do you just go for it and hope for the best (like me 😉 )?

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  1. Nancy
    Monday,October 12, 2015 / 9:43 am

    Looks great, Kristi! A really pretty fall vignette, and it does look like a real pumpkin. A lot of my projects are impromptu, however there are times — such as quilting — when I have to plan things out. This is probably why I don’t quilt as often as many other quilters do. LOL. Have a great week, my friend. xo ~ Nancy

    • Kristi
      Monday,October 12, 2015 / 4:49 pm

      Thanks so much Nancy! I could see where you would have to plan things when quilting. I’m not a good planner so I probably wouldn’t make it as a quilter. Love looking at them and using them, I just wouldn’t be good at making them. LOL

      Thanks for your visit Nancy, and I hope your week is a great one!

  2. Monday,October 12, 2015 / 9:53 am

    Love that! I like mixing faux and real too, and now you’ve made me want to grab more faux ones!

    • Kristi
      Monday,October 12, 2015 / 4:51 pm

      Thank so much Vel! I need to get some more myself, now that I know they are so easy to work with. 🙂

  3. Jessica [Havok]
    Monday,October 12, 2015 / 11:48 am

    This is awesome! It can have those flowers now, different ones for Thanksgiving, and do it all again next year (and after that again and again)! And they could be fake or real flowers even, since there’s the mason jar to hold water for them (for real ones, that is)!

    • Kristi
      Monday,October 12, 2015 / 5:12 pm

      Thanks Jessica! Faux flowers, real flowers and maybe a bunch of lollipops (my husband would enjoy that one). I appreciate your visit. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Monday,October 12, 2015 / 11:04 am

    Kristi, I really like white pumpkins and hydrangea and you combined them to make a simple bit elegant display. I am not very crafty so I have to copy people like you for DIY projects. However I do like to get creative with my quilting and fabric combos. Some have been flops, others have been successes. That is party of the creative process I guess. Debbie

    PS: You probably guessed right about my dogs name sake. My husband named him and he was a big Tim Tebow fan.

    • Kristi
      Monday,October 12, 2015 / 4:55 pm

      I guess you’ll never get successes unless you fail a few times, right Debbie? I hope I was able to inspire you to give this one a try. 😉

      P.S. I lived in Florida when Tebow was in school, so I figured that was why he had that name. Great name for a dog!

      Hope you have a great week!

  5. MaryJean
    Monday,October 12, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Love it Kristi! Looks real to me. Great idea!

    • Kristi
      Monday,October 12, 2015 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks so much MJ! 🙂

  6. Tuesday,October 13, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    Very nice. But honestly, that’s the best looking faux pumpkin. Where did you get it? I know you said it was a year ago, but maybe I’ll get lucky!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,October 13, 2015 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m almost positive that I got it from Hobby Lobby. They still have the faux ones out in my area, maybe you’ll be able to get one by you. Good luck! 😉

  7. Brenda, Florida
    Tuesday,October 13, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    So pretty with the hydrangeas. Nice idea. I did an orange pumpkin, but instead of fresh flowers, I glued a gold bow to the top, and then glued fall flowers into the bow with fall leaves at the base. In-fact, I taught a class using this at an independent living community. It was a hit.

    BTW I loved the hat you bought!! You look great in it. See ya Friday.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,October 14, 2015 / 12:49 am

      Thanks Brenda! Sounds like you had a great idea with your pumpkin craft too. I bet it looks awesome!

      I appreciate your visit and thanks for the hat compliment, I’m so happy to finally have one that fits! Hope the rest of your week is good and we’ll see ya on Friday. 😉

  8. Tuesday,October 13, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Very pretty idea!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,October 13, 2015 / 11:51 pm

      Thanks so much Rhonda!

  9. Tuesday,October 13, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    I saw your post when I was checking on my post for Metamorphosis Monday. I loved it. Great ideas. I enjoyed seeing this post. Thanks.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,October 13, 2015 / 11:52 pm

      Thanks Valerie! I appreciate your sweet comment, it totally made my night. 🙂 So glad you found me.

  10. Wednesday,October 14, 2015 / 8:56 am

    Very pretty, Kristi! I, like you, enjoy a quick and easy craft. Your pumpkin vase is lovely. 🙂

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 15, 2015 / 1:32 am

      Thanks so much Kim! 🙂

  11. Sandee Schnupp
    Wednesday,October 14, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Hi Kristi I just LOVE your creative pumkin idea!! You could also fill the mason jar at Xmas time with candy canes and use a cute Xmas bow around them ; I think that would be soo cute and different and the white pumpkin would show up so well with the color red! Take care Sandee Fairfax Va.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,October 14, 2015 / 2:33 pm

      Thanks Sandee! Great ideas for filling the mason jar at Christmas, I’ll have to give them a try. So glad that you stopped in today! 🙂

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