In October of 2010 I was searching for something easy to make for prizes at a Halloween party. That's 2 years ago (a year and a half before I started a blog).
And in case you think all I make are creepy Halloween projects I have to prove you wrong.
I stumbled across some pumpkins made from wood posts and some wood candy corn.
I also never clean out my email. So today when I decided to give credit where I found the idea, I still had my original email asking the blogger a question.
Now don't laugh at my question, this was a few years ago remember! .....
Q. "One of your steps is to distress. I need help with figuring that out."
It's true, I didn't know what distressing meant or how to achieve it.
Boy have I come a long way!
And today I need to do as I promised. After Jessica from Chapman Place gave me distressing tips, she asked me to send her a picture if I made the pumpkins and candy corn.
Today Jessica, I'm gonna show you how the projects inspired by you, turned out.
|Bliss's Wood Pumpkins|
I LOVE my pumpkins. We used landscape timbers and 1x4's that were laying around.
|My 1st time distressing-see those sanded edges and that stain in the cracks|
If I recall I made about 25 candy corn of various sizes and costume winners got a set of three. I kept 4, I want to make more. You can read Jessica's tutorial for candy corn HERE.
I also copied Amy over at Buffalo Roam. She made a boo tray.
I had a tray, it happened to be orange, and now it says boo. I also copied Amy's dryer vent pumpkins. So since the only Halloween or Fall decorating on my mantel are white dryer vent pumpkins and a boo tray, I guess I have Amy to thank for my Fall mantel inspiration.
Dryer vent pumpkins have been all the rage, I like mine in white.
Thank you Jessica and Amy for making projects that I too can make. Without you both my mantel would be bare and my guests would of had no prizes.
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