THANKFUL at Thanksgiving.
When fall started to come around, I wanted a nice decoration for the fireplace in our family room. I needed this project to be quick, uncomplicated, and inexpensive so I ran to my local dollar store to see if I could find something that would fit the bill. As soon as I saw some foam pumpkins, I knew exactly what I would do.
My plan was to arrange 8 pumpkins side by side with one letter on each, so that they spelled the word "thankful". Initially, I was going to leave them as is, but then I decided that the original orange colour was a bit too bright so I gave them one, super quick coat of white matte paint. The point was to obtain an imperfect, uneven coat, with some of the original orange peeking through here and there. I liked how rustic they looked after the rough paint job. Next, I printed out the word "thankful" on my home printer in a font I liked and transferred the letters onto a thin, foam placemat. I cut the letters out with a sharp craft knife and spray painted them black. Finally, I glued the letters onto the pumpkins. After I arranged them on the mantel I added a leafy garland. Quick, simple, and it looked great!