Monday, October 1, 2012

Project Pinterest: {Glittered} Pumpkin Filled Hurricanes

October really is the most magical month. Some may argue that December is when the magic happens but in my mind, October 1st is the official start of of the time of the year that encompasses all things wonderful in this world. Otherwise named by Mark as the "time of year in which glitter takes over my house". That's right, honey. Glitter makes everything better. 

I'm liking up again this week with my Avocado loving sister for Project Pinterest. It's so much fun to see everyone else's pin-spired creations! To everyone who has linked up with AP- how productive are we!?

These pumpkin and branch filled hurricanes were kind of the starting inspiration for my fall mantle. I like the simplicity, the use of natural elements and bonus points because I didn't even have to go to the store to recreate my own.

I picked up these tiny pumpkins from Hobby Lobby last year. I kept half of them as they were and the other half? I added some bling. I mod podged the pumpkins and sprinkled generously with Martha Stewart glitters. These branches also came from Hobby Lobby last year. 

I'm really happy with how these look sitting on our mantle! Our fall mantle is still a work in progress but here are some details....

A glass pumpkin from my mom filled with moss for some added texture.

White pumpkins are everywhere this year! I needed some for my mantle. I also grabbed a spare mirror I picked up several years ago at Marshalls and my favorite photo of all time to kind of lean up on the mantle. We may eventually re-do this fireplace, add in some built ins, mount our TV...the list is endless! I was actually 100% convinced that I wanted to paint the brick but the longer we live with it, the more we love this antique part of our house. Most of our home has been re-done and updated but along with the original hardwoods, this "reclaimed brick" fireplace is one of the few original pieces of the house.

Again, you can never have too many pumpkins. Galvanized flower bucket, again, courtesy of my mom! Pumpkins are from Trader Joe's and the Hob.

Head over to I Love You More Than Carrots to see everyone else's fabulous pins put into action! Better yet, LINK UP!

Peace & Pinterest love to all. Make it a wonderful week!


  1. I love anything that sparkles! Great job!

  2. I love the sparkles! I actually bought a whole bunch of fall decor from Michael's thats sparkly. Acorns, pumpkins, etc., and in all colors! LOVE.

    Great job on the mantle. It looks great!

    Coming over from the linkup!


  3. I love the look of this! So simple but so elegant. You are awesome Nina!

  4. SPARKLES!! Love. Love it all.. Thanks so much for linking up, Avo-Lovah!! XO!

  5. I have some of these same things pinned! Super cute

    I would love it if you'd link this up to The Pinspiration Project! :)

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