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Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase

Fall is my favorite time of year, I love the colors, the smells, the cool air and the chance for change.  And who can resist the flavors of fall, it’s the perfect time for baked pies, warm soups and crusty homemade bread.  All of these are a great excuse for gathering together with friends to enjoy the changing season.  Which is why I chose to create a Fall Dinner table with a DIY Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase for this months Michaels Makers Challenge.

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Fall Table Setting

After wandering around the aisle at Michaels I found a few inspiration pieces to help me create my fall tablescape.  I always love having fresh flowers in my home, especially when we have company so I decided to transform a faux pumpkin into the perfect vessel for my flowers.

Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase

Draw a circle on your pumpkin larger enough for your glass container.

Faux Pumpkin Vase

Using a serrated knife carve the top of the pumpkin off.

Carved Pumpkin

Place your glass container down inside the pumpkin and fill it with water.

Carved Pumpkin with Mason Jar Vase

Cut the flowers and arrange them in the glass container for a beautiful fall inspired centerpiece.

Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase for Fall

To complete the table decor I used the burlap ruffle table runner I found at Michaels, my bouquet of wheat, wooden tree stumps and mini faux pumpkins.

Fall Centerpiece

While it isn’t necessary when having dinner with good friends I love including cute little name cards.  I used small wooden frames with chalkboard paper to create the personalized name cards.

Chalkboard Wooden Frame Placecard

I found these little orange ramekins at Michaels, they are perfect for serving our favorite fall soup.

Michaels Orange Ramekin

I used the Recollections chalkboard labels and put them on the ramekins for a fun custom menu.

Potato Soup in Orange Ramekin

With just a few supplies you can transform a regular dinner into a beautiful fall celebration your friends and family will love.  What’s your favorite thing about fall?

Fall Dinner Party Table Setting

If it’s not table décor that you’re looking for, Michaels has you covered from pumpkin decorating to wreath making, wall art and more. There are all sorts of easy fall and holiday themed projects for your whole house on Michaels’ Fall Project Page.  Make sure you also check out the other Fall inspired projects and ideas for the Michaels Makers Team.

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Top 10 Reasons to Take a Cruise with Your Family

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Planning a family vacation can be tough.  Simply deciding where you will go and what type of vacation will make sure everyone is happy and ensure everyone has a good time can be a challenge.  The kids want excitement and fun, you just want to read a book and relax and no one wants to be stuck in a car for hours on end trying to get to the vacation destination.  This summer we discovered that a cruise is the perfect vacation that can satisfy the whole family!  After spending a week on board the … [Continue reading...]

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From the looks of this week's favorites Fall is definitely on everyone's mind.  Fall is one of my absolute favorite times of the year and there are so many fun things to look forward to in the coming weeks.  Are you ready for Fall?  Are you ready to PARTY?!?  Let's get to it, here are our favorites from The Creative Collection Link Party last week. Candy Corn Meringue Swirls from The Simple Sweet Life Pumpkin Bread Recipe from Love Grows Wild Gallery Style Command Center from … [Continue reading...]

Wax Paper Melted Crayon Art

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My mom recently bought the kids a new book, The Day the Crayons Quit, and after spending a few nights giggling about the story the kids and I decided it would be fun to make a crayon inspired craft.  Do you remember making wax paper melted crayon art as a kid?  I decided to pull this classic craft out from the childhood archives and dust it off for my little ones.  We had such a blast and it was a fun tie in to the book we've been reading on repeat at bedtime Do your kids do that too?  Mine want … [Continue reading...]

Spicy Guacamole with Herdez Cocina Mexicana Bowls

Herdez Cocina Mexican Bowl with Spicy Guacamole

Thanks to Herdez for sponsoring today's post, as always all opinions, photos and ideas are 100% my own. For me one of the hardest parts about working from home is lunch time.  Sometimes I get so wrapped up in a project I forget what time it is and before I know it I have to rush out the door to get the kids from school.  Unlike when I worked in an office there aren't colleagues to go out to lunch with and it's easy to make poor choices when you can graze on snacks all day.  In an effort to make … [Continue reading...]

Smoked Tailgate Beans with Dr Pepper

Smoked Tailgate Beans with Dr Pepper

It's football season and that means it's time to break out all your favorite tailgate recipes and stock up on food to feed a crowd.  This past weekend we smoked ribs and I made these delicious Smoked Tailgate Beans with Dr. Pepper, which can only be described with one word...DELICIOUS! Ok, I have a small confession to make we don't actually "tailgate" very often.  With three active kiddos in their own sports activities it's rare that we actually make it the stadium for football games anymore, … [Continue reading...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

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Welcome to The Creative Collection Link Party! If it's your first time here take a second and meet your lovely party host and then make sure you check out all of our favorite projects from last week! We love seeing everything you share and can't wait to kick off the weekend with another Creative Collection Link Party! Food Faith Fitness| Healthey Protein Peanut Butter Cups Here Finding Home| Farm House Kitchen Here Delineate Your Dwelling| Guest Room Office Makeover … [Continue reading...]

Transforming Old Chair with Chalk Paint

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This post is sponsored by Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  As always all ideas, projects and opinions are 100% my own. I may be a little late to the game, but I just finished my first project using chalk paint, and I'm in LOVE!  I had this old chair that was sitting outside and taking a beating from the elements outside and wanted to give it new life. I wanted something bright and cheerful and decided on this gorgeous color from Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  It's called … [Continue reading...]

Salted Caramel Apple Sundae

Dig In Caramel Apple Sundae

It may be hard to imagine it, but Fall is just around the corner.  I absolutely love everything about the fall, cooler weather, football, Halloween, and of course indulging in the delicious fall flavors.  Fall baking is the best, but let's be honest fall takes a little bit longer to actually arrive here in Texas.  So while temperatures might be cooling off where you are we are still enjoying 90+ degree days, but this Salted Caramel Apple Sundae is the perfect treat to transition from summer to … [Continue reading...]

Cricut Explore Giveaway

Win a Cricut Team #4

I am thrilled to start September off with an amazing giveaway for one of my all time favorite craft tools, Cricut Explore!  My teammates and I can't wait to give one of these amazing machines to one of you! You may remember last month my Home State Burlap Canvas project made it to the Top 10 for the first round of the Cricut Design Space Star challenge.  The Cricut Design Space Star is a contest to identify the next great talent to and to create and share projects for the Cricut Explore with … [Continue reading...]