My house has felt a little barren since I took my Halloween decorations down. I just don't have a lot of Thanksgiving decorations, and there is this one spot above my fireplace that looks particularly sad:
Don't you agree? Luckily, I was at Michael's recently and their faux pumpkins were 80% off, so I brought a cute white one home for $2.39. I figured for that price, I could afford to try a new technique on it! So I picked up some graphite paper for $1.50 or so.
This paper allows you to trace an image onto another surface. So I found a font I liked, printed out a big "G" (our last name initial) on regular white paper, taped the graphite paper to the pumpkin, and then traced the letter.
Then I just grabbed a black paint marker and colored in the lines! The paint marker was really great for creating a much smoother line than I would have been able to create with a paintbrush.
I added a little grosgrain ribbon because...well, I add grosgrain ribbons to most everything that will stand still! What do you think? I have a few more little Thanksgiving projects that have spruced up my house lately. I'll be sure to show them to you next week.
Enjoy your weekend!