Festiveness #1: Teeny Bat Pumpkins
Festiveness #2: Leaf Garland
This project was of my own conception, which is why it maybe looks a little less...polished than some of my Martha crafts. I was inspired by a fall bucket list I saw which had "Make Leaf Art!" as an item. I don't know if you have seen some of the leaves change color this year, but it's been pretty epic around Green Lake for sure.
En fuego! So gorgeous! When I was in college, I had never really seen the leaves change. (What? I grew up in an evergreen forest in Oregon.) When the the sweet girls on my freshman hall saw how amazed I was by all the yellow and red that nature could provide, they used to collect the prettiest leaves they'd see on campus and slide them under my door for me to discover when I got home.
I hung mine above the door at a height appropriate to a 5'3" person. Then I realized I had a 6'2" person coming to dinner and I got back on the chair and rehung them. They do make the porch look a little more welcoming though, right?
Festiveness #3: De Rigeur Jack O'Lanterns
It isn't Halloween without jack o' lanterns no matter how bah humbug you're feeling. We always have a lot of pumpkins because we have to entice trick or treaters up our long and daunting stairs!
This was our set this year:
Yes, that's four normal scary faced pumpkins on the left. But my favorite are the two on the right.
As a surprise for me. Yes, it is a house with a door that actually rotates on toothpick hinges. (Yes, we are nerdy engineers.)
So that is the extent of the Halloween decorating, but those three projects go a long way towards making it feel like fall in our little home. Do you have any Martha fall projects up your sleeves? Do tell!