Fall Pumpkin Decorations

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Using some of the examples posted on Pinterest (e.g.: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/573223858804166326/) I went to my local craft store and found some latex transfers.  This was such an easy project!  I was able to simply rub the transfers onto the pumpkins.  No cutting, no worrying about our toddlers poking their fingers into them and/or cutting their fingers.  They loved rubbing the paper and seeing the magic of the images come off on the pumpkins.

Great option for parents with small children!  We live in an area where pumpkin patches are everywhere and so inexpensive. Our little guys picked out their own pumpkins and decorated them when we got home.  No mess – no fuss!

Materials:
$15.00  Pumpkins
$10.00  Latex Harvest Blessings transfer
$ 5.00  Latex pumpkin face transfer
$ 8.00  Latex Boo Transfer
$ 2.00  Latex spider transfer
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$40.00

 

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Baby Room Remodel with custom built-in window seat and shelves

Baby Room Remodel with custom built-in window seat and shelves

Baby Room Remodel

I was inspired to create a relaxing space for our newborn son when I saw the following post on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/82894449364113087/).

We hired a contractor to build custom adjustable shelves with a window seats which extra storage below. They also continue the traditional wainscoting around the room, scrapped the pop-corn ceiling and put in crown molding which they trimmed around the custom built-in shelves.

We had custom cushions made for the window seat had plantation shutters installed which really helped insulate the room and helped block the light from the sun which is great during naptime and season changes when trying to get our little one down.

All we had to do in the end is add furniture and a few wall décor items to complete the room.

We did pick out a bedding set which came with a ton of matching accessories:
– bed spread
– dust ruffle
– crib bumper
– 2 curtain panels
– diaper holder
– toy swag
– 3 wall art bears

We also ordered matching:
– bear mobile
– bear border
– 2 bear lamp shades

$3k – Local Contractor
$99 – Ginny Bear Bedding (Amazon.com)
$60 – Matching accessories (bear border, lamp shade, mobile) (Amazon.com)
$650 – Storkcraft espresso baby furniture (4 in 1 crib, changing dresser, chest of drawers) (Amazon.com)
$300 – Rocking chair w/ ottoman (Amzon.com)
$500 – Plantation Shutters (Blinds.com)
$40 – Floating wall shelves (Hobby Lobby)
$25 – Wall letters and paint (Hobby Lobby)
$300 – custom window seat cushions (etsy.com)
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$4,975

By keeping with a traditional style, our son can grow into this room without having to change much other than the bedding and bear theme as he gets older! Shelves provide great storage as do the trunks under the window seats. It turned out to be a great tranquil space to rock him to sleep and for him to play in.