What a great idea and I am loving ALL of the inspiration. I’m not quite ready for fall, but what a lovely way to prepare myself. Head over and check out all of the fall fun!
Here’s my post:
I know. I know. It’s a little early….
I don’t know what your weather is like, but here in PA, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Autumn. It’s still August for goodness sake! But chillier temps (currently 59 degrees!) and a trip to Michael’s where Halloween and fall have already been on display for a few weeks = autumn on the brain. (I didn’t procrastinate this year!)
(Note: I AM NOT ready for the summer to end just yet…where’d it go?)
Last fall my daughter and I got crafty and I decided to make it a tradition. I’ll share that project with you next month some time but now for Met Monday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, I want to show you what we did this weekend.
Remember my house number flower pots? Well, soon those flowers are going to flower-heaven as fall frost gets closer, right? Then what? Well…introducing my House Number Funkins (faux pumpkins) with glow in the dark glittered numbers (which look so cool glowing but photographing in the dark is a little tricky):
I haven’t put them out yet. I’m not quite ready to say good bye to summer and my petunias are still soaking up the last of summer but I’ll be all ready when it’s time.
2. Then I cut out the numbers to create stencils.
3. I traced them onto my pumpkins. Using the actual number instead of stencil worked a little better since it’s not a flat surface. (I didn’t take a before picture…but this is pretty much what it looked like before. You’ve seen a faux pumpkin…kind of boring and plain.)
4. I painted them using metallic craft paint. This took a couple of coats. Fun project in front of a movie since it’s time consuming and repetitive. I just did stripes on mine with house numbers since they’ll mostly only be seen from the road.
5. After the paint was dry, I used a cheap, small paint brush to apply glue to the numbers.
6. Then I poured on Martha Stewart’s glow-in-the-dark glitter.
(Nestie friends – D&R Halloween Nightmare II – Return of the Glitter Pumpkins)
My daughter painted this one:
That’s as far as I got today. But I will also:7. Spray a protective coat of matte lacquer over my pumpkins and the glittered numbers for outdoor durability.
8. Cut a hole in the top so that I can add sand or rocks to give them weight (to prevent blowing away when it’s windy). That’s it. I’m really happy with how they turned out and can’t wait to update this little area about the 2nd week of September. They will go here:
Love this idea. One of these days, we are going to have a little flower bed by the mailbox. When we do that I'm going to attempt this and I also love the flower pots. How creative you are!~
Brilliant! Add it to my list of things to do!
What a neat idea! My mom has the perfect spot for this look and so I will be sure to share your blog with her! Hugs from Conroe, TX!
Too cute! I'm SO ready to decorate for Fall. Sep. 1 can't get here fast enough for me!!!
So cute! I'm so happy Fall is just around the corner!
Happy Met Monday.
Love the pots and pumpkins–what a cute idea. But that huge "B"? I am drooling over that! What is it made of? Where can I get one??
Thanks ladies for your sweet comments and for stopping by! I do love getting creative with my house numbers…something that must be done since the house doesn't face the road.
Beverly: The "B" is a vinyl monogram that I got from an etsy seller.
Details here (or click the picture of my mudroom on the left side bar):
Thanks again everyone…comments make Monday happier. 🙂
OMG that is the cutest idea ever! I think I might do that! You're so clever 😉
Those are adorable! Love them!
What a cute idea! Love it.
Ah, I can't wait to bring out my glittered pumpkins! I bought some large acorns to glitter yesterday! I haven't seen the glow in a dark glitter yet, that's a great idea to use it for house numbers, they look great!
Those are awesome! I love me some pumpkins. I'm so not ready to start thinking about fall yet…the summer weather just started here like a few weeks ago, and now its already getting cool again:(
I was jsut thinking about doing numbered pumpkins on the porch. What a great idea! =)
Love the pumpkins! I'm so glad you two had fun together and are having fun beginning your Autumn, even amongst all the back to school madness.
Cute-. I have a fun fall project on my Knock Of party today.
I hope you will come by for a visit.
Its So Very Cheri
Love the potted plants!
I am inspired! What great ideas. Thanks for sharing! Lisa~
How cute is that! I'm also a sucker for an initial on anything, love the letter "B" on the mirror.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
oh, i love this! great ideas 🙂
LOVE this idea!
These are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking.
So cute! That would look good on my porch!!! I'm glad you linked up!
simply adored these so much I had to post about it with a link over here. Your stuff continues to amaze me.
Thanks so much