Back in the swing of posting for Fall Fun series with pumpkins aplenty, and combating the sadness of this week for my family with as many happy pumpkin pics as possible:
Starting with a family trip to a pumpkin twilight walk in a lovely park about 40 minutes’ drive from home. The pumpkins were carved into jack o’ lanterns for days in advance and set up in pathways stretching far and wide across the park grounds.
Whether designed simply,
or morose…these festive gourds brought a sense of wonder and a smile to my face.
A few favorites:
I’m curious, what’s the best jack o’lantern design you remember viewing, or making, if you are the artistic type?
Melted Crayon Pumpkin craft:
Last week’s FFS prompt was to share a new-to-you fall craft or recipe, I decided to include both in this week’s pumpkinfest post.
We did the crayon art craft pumpkins a few weeks ago: Pinterest link found here.Peeling those crayon wrappers off was surprisingly difficult, my tip: use a boxcutter, slice lengthwise down the wrapper, super carefully, and get those little fingers a peeling.
Glue the crayons so that the pointy ends face inward, less flying wax from the blunt ends, though slightly less fun.Use the most powerful hair dryer you can get your hands on, we started with two, but the less powerful one took forever to start the melting process. If the crayons aren’t melting after 2-3 minutes, increase the heat.It was fun channeling a little Jackson Pollack. The results could be left as is, or sprayed with a coat of varnish.
Mini roasted pumpkin with applesauce
This pie pumpkin recipe is beyond easy and couldn’t get any cuter presentation. Actually making this one today, will update after a taste test.
Any Fall Fun post certainly wouldn’t be complete without a few pumpkin scents or shapes in wax melts. Below are those I’m melting through this month:Candles From the Keeping Room–Frost on the Pumpkin “A warm, delicious recipe of pumpkin, spices, honey and maple topped with sugary vanilla frosting.”Pumpkin Festival- a heavily cinnamon-spiced, fresh pumpkin and juicy apple tart found at the Yankee Outlets.Halloween Pumpkin Sampler from The Bathing Garden, I still have several to try including Tombstone Dust, Black Magic Laboratory and Phantom Queen.Lastly, this little baby yellow pumpkin is currently growing in our garden! Sure, we may have thought it was a cucumber plant but that’s actually because my father-in-law tricked us into thinking he gave us four cucumber pots, meanwhile he sneaked in a pumpkin. Not much of a trick because nothing grew all summer and it choked the cucumber plant nearest to it, but alas, this gourd is growing, here’s hoping it’s full sized by November?
Hope everybody’s gotten up to some pumpkin fun this season, please share below🎃