10/30/11

Copy Cat Challenge

Copy Cat...ummm....can I do it...do I have time...ummmmm????
After all I'm just returning from a fabulous vacay!  I have sooooo much laundry!  (That's it!  Made up my mind...Laundry will just wait!!)
But really, if I keep it simple...make it cute...I think I can...I think I can...okay I'll give it a shot!!

http://www.bhg.com/halloween/outdoor-decorations/spooky-home-decorations/


Using strips of paper these pretty pumpkins can be put together in minutes! (And laundry will get finished...the hubby will still have clean shorts, ummm, clothes to wear!)

First, cut one-inch strips of paper.  Form the strips into the circle shape as shown and secure both top and bottom with brads. Hot glue a wine cork for the stem. Finally add a green felt leaf and curled black pipe cleaners.

Sounds good...I can do this...

Recently, I was surfing blogland and found the sweetest decorations for Halloween that didn't use the traditional colors of orange and black. (Sorry, I can't remember the blog's name...I know cardinal sin #1...my bad!) It looked so great!

Any whooooo...I loved the new use of the colors! So classy, so simple, so stylist...

I wanted to make this challenge stylist and sleek! Maybe black and white or brown and blues...

Okay, now to get busy...ummmm...no classy paper stiff enough to form the circles...no brads...no green felt...no black pipe cleaners...ummmm...what to do, what to do?? Don't want to go to the store!  

Ummmm...LIGHT BULB!!  Blink, Blink!!
I'll use the gift bags that I'm recycling!


Digging some more in the gift stash...these bows will work!


I have wine corks!


No brads?  Glue and thumb tacks will work...or maybe paper clips...


Here's my take on the magazine copy cat challenge...

These festive colors definitely look great on the porch!

I'm happy with the outcome! And hubby is happy that the laundry is finished!! haha!!

Linking with Debbie for this magazine copy cat challenge.  Go visit and have some fun!
http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/2011/10/magazine-copy-cat-challenge-ready-set.html

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan

Joining in the party over at...






15 comments:

Cindy said...

Those look amazing! I have never seen them before, and yours are GREAT!
Hugs, Cindy

Honey at 2805 said...

Fun, festive and colorful. Your take is very pretty!

Sally said...

I love this idea!! I'm your newest follower. I found your blog from the Debbidoos Blogging party. I'd love you to stop by my new blog & follow along too!
Thanks,
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Those are fabulous! So very cute. I am glad the laundry can wait. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun!

Melodee said...

wow, super duper cute! love your blog, too!! I have dinner to make but now I'm glued to the computer, haha!

this little life said...

so cute. love the colors!
following you from Dittle Dattle.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a cute idea! I love the fast projects and you can go with so many different direction with different colors.

Janet said...

Cute pumpkins! I love that you were able to use what you already had too. :)

Bambi said...

oooooo Sooo love the bright colors :)

Barb and Dell said...

Your pumpkins are so colorful! Isn't it fun when you can come up with an idea where you can use what you already have on hand.
Thanks for stopping by our blog and the nice comment. I am following now.
Barb

Sam @ The Junk House said...

They turned out so cute and colorful! Great job! One of these days I'm going to stop making excuses and try the copy cat challenge!

Jann Olson said...

How cute Jan! I love the dots, but they are both so fun! One thing about laundry, it always waits for you.

Judy said...

Those are so cute. I love how they came out. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. Hope to see you tonight at my Fall into Fall party.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've enjoyed my visit to yours! Fabulous, I must say! :)

~Newest follower!

Chris said...

Hi Jan, these are lovely. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am late in commenting. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/