10.19.2009

My Pumpkins are Numbered

Check out this adorable project!

I started with faux pumpkins that I picked up at (where else?) Goodwill. It's just because I'm cheap, they have them at Michael's and Joann's and other places too. I like using faux pumpkins because, I don't know, I have a hard time doing projects that I know I won't be able to re-use year after year. But this would work just as well with real pumpkins!

Enter my ingredients: graphite paper, paint markers, pencil, and numbers printed off my computer (the font is Modern No. 20, in case you are wondering!)

I traced the numbers onto each pumpkin using the pencil and graphite paper.

See how it leaves a nice little traceable number on my pumpkin?

Then I just used a black paint marker to fill in the numbers, and...

...aren't they so cute, all lined up like that?

Four little stair-step pumpkins. And unless you're looking, you can't tell them apart from my real pumpkins, which is good.

But they can come out to play every year!


36 comments:

Ally0005 said...

Wow!!! You got those pumpkins at your Goodwiil, you have got a great Goodwill.
They turned out cute!!

Ally

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

They look adorable. And GREAT Goodwill find! I did the exact same thing with the numbered pumpkins on my porch and I love the look. http://bethcrabtreehunter.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-porch-in-autumn.html

Lisa-Marie said...

They are FAB Carrie! I love them organised by height!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love the look - I plan on doing my house numbers - just waiting for a moment where I don't have 20 other projects!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is a great idea!
I think I might do this, and use our house numbers....Love this!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Oh good heavens! You know I love numbers....and this is ADORABLE!!!

Carla said...

Love it!!! I'm sooo copying this, with your permission, of course! LOL

Thanks for sharing. Just love your blog!

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

This so darn cute! I'm stashing this project away in my files!!!

Sunny said...

They look cute!

carolyn said...

First, I can't believe you found such fabulous pumpkins at Goodwill. But more importantly, those are just so cute! I'm clipping this to my evernote file.

Angie said...

Wow!! What great pumpkins!! I am going to try this, I already printed off my numbers, thanks for this great idea!!

Jboo said...

So cute!! You are so clever! I need to make those -- the squirrels would have a tough time tearing those pumpkins up, wouldn't they!

Janet

the undomesticated wife said...

Those are cute Carrie! I can't believe you found them at GW...!!

Parisienne Farmhouse Chic said...

Very cute..

Mindy said...

Those are so cute! You would be shocked to go into my Goodwill store. Once in a while I find a shirt or something that okay but never would I find pumpkins like that and those buckets you used in your son's room -- come on, you're Goodwill store must get all the good stuff!

Queenmothermamaw said...

That is perfect. I like the faux pumpkins too, they don't start to rot. I tied my pumpkins together with twine to designate how may grands in each family.If you look at my header one is hanging on to Papaw like she always does. Great idea.
QMM

Jessica said...

Yet again, those are so cute! I don't know how you do it, Carrie.

Room to Inspire said...

So cute! I love how the numbers pop on the orange pumpkins. Great idea.

Chelsea

Eloise said...

Absolutely adorable! And you win "Best Front Porch" prize in my book every day!

I have made your wonderful "Heaven in a Bowl" soup several times lately. I blogged about it today and of course gave you credit.

Happy Fall!

Lana said...

That is such a great idea! They look great on your porch!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

So cute! Love the numbers, and it makes me giggle to think about how popular simple counting is nowadays! :)

Jo said...

I need to go shopping with you! The new addition to your fall decor is fabulous!

Jo

Southern Fried Gal said...

Lucky girl! What a great find! I think those look better than the ones at my HL even! Cute to number them!

Lisa & Gerald said...

love the pumpkins too cute...

Jeannette said...

Hi Carrie! They look adorable and absolutely look like the real thing! I must try this!! Very pretty entry! Sincerely, Jeannette (I love your blogheader look! Simplicity is best!!)

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Adorable! I love these pumpkins. I love this season so much! Your front porch looks wonderful.

Kelli@SassySouthernMom said...

Love it!! What a cute idea...We don't have any craft stores where I live. Although, sometime in November, we are getting a Joann's...please tell me I won't be disappointed...

I'm wanting to do something with pumpkins...but running out of time...i love your ideas:)

Kelli

Erin said...

What a fun idea! I love all the fun and different ways there are to decorate the pumpkins. Way Cute!

The Whispering Creek House said...

Love your nimbered pumpkins! i have been having alot of fun with them this year too. i made a chandlier this year out of 'em! dont you love this season?

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Christina said...

How perfect! Love this idea though I have no stairs. : )

Wow, amazing that you found all of those at Goodwill.

I am right there with you about doing project that can be used year after year and even sometimes those get pushed to the back burner.

cindy said...

ohmygosh....soooooo cute! What a wonderful idea!

-c
yapping cat

Meghan said...

OMG!
How freakin cute!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

We don't have a GW near us...so I am waiting patiently for Michaels to go lower than 60%. Do you think that will happen? I am so cheap! I love them numbered...maybe I'll do it to the real ones while we wait to carve them! Great directions!
~Nancy

Amber said...

You lucked out to find those 4 perfectly sized pumpkins at Goodwill! Fun fall addition to your porch!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Oh this little bee wants to say thanks for sharing this numeral transfer on the pumpkins. I just love it!


Please stop by and read my post at TesoroFino.blogspot.com about my dad's Fresco Paintings in the Cathedrals of Southern Italy. The photos are lovely and no matter what age I am, I'm still daddy's proud little girl. Come see; you'll be glad u did!