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October 19th, 2012 - Lighted Pumpkin Decoration

You know your front door is usually the first impression of your home and that's where the majority of us decide to decorate when we decide to decorate for the holidays.

Here are a couple of ideas for you:
First are these pumpkin lanterns.
I just happened to be walking through a craft store where I saw these over-sized foam pumpkins and I thought to myself "what can I do with them?"
I just had to buy them.
Well I did and I decided to go ahead and drill holes in them.
All you have to do is take a drill and, of course, what we call hole bits.
These hole bits are different sizes and just do a random pattern around the pumpkin.
It goes right through and it's really simple to do.
And then all you have to do is get underneath countertop lights.
That is what I use as lights in these pumpkins.
You simply go ahead and put that on top of the light.
But before you do that, if you are going to put them on top of a pot, go ahead and take a fall wreath as I did, an artificial wreath, and lay it on top of the rim of the pot.
Then the pumpkin.
Now you have a complete look that is wonderful and you leave these lit all day long.
Of course, don't forget about your steps, your pumpkins, your mums.
Even this hanging basket.
I jimmy-jangled a whole bunch of different terra cotta clay pots and glass spheres, a horse even, and of course a few pumpkins.
Easy but simple and colorful.

October 12th, 2012 - How to make Fake Pumpkins look Real - click here

October 5th, 2012 - Decorating for Halloween - click here

September 28th, 2012 - Seasonal Home Makeover - click here

September 21st, 2012 - Building a Comfy Room - click here

September 14th, 2012 - Updating the Kitchen - click here

September 7th, 2012 - Making some changes around the home - click here

August 31st, 2012 - No Lawn Backyard - click here

August 24th, 2012 - Courtyard Creation - click here

August 17th, 2012 - Natural Retaining Walls - click here

August 10th, 2012 - Builiding a barrier out of plants - click here

August 3rd, 2012 - Unique House Colors - click here

July 27th, 2012 - Low Maintenance Plants - click here

July 20th, 2012 - Backyard Putting Green - click here

July 13th, 2012 - Savvy Storage Solutions - click here

July 6th, 2012 - Use Tropical Plants - click here

June 22nd, 2012 - Love Thy Neighbors - click here

June 15th, 2012 - Create a Wine Cellar - click here

June 8th, 2012 - COLOR in the Garden - click here

June 1st, 2012 - Awesome Custom Railings - click here

May 26th, 2012 - Spring Blooming Bulbs - click here

May 18th, 2012 - Fire Blight - click here

May 11th, 2012 - Turtle Pond - click here

May 4th, 2012 - Synthetic Grass is something to think about! - click here

April 27th, 2012 - Ordinary concrete blocks of beauty - click here

April 20th, 2012 - Make your own Hypertufa - click here

April 13th, 2012 - Unique Alligator Skin Walls - click here

April 6th, 2012 - Two great looks for your yard - click here

March 30th, 2012 - Shining light on collectibles - click here

March 23rd, 2012 - Bring Spring flowers indoors - click here

March 16th, 2012 - Terraniums are all the rage - click here

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flowers are here - click here

February 24th, 2012 - Vines on Trees - click here

February 17th, 2012 - Creating a Great Water Feature - click here

February 10th, 2012 - Buying Pottery in the Winter - click here

February 3rd, 2012 - Trimming in your yard - click here

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