The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Black twig and pumpkin Halloween porch decor.

If only I could have grown my own pumpkin, this project would have cost zero dollars. (Instead it cost me $4.99)  I love the sticks and twigs that fall all over our neighborhood.  They are easy for me to grab up and spray paint, and make this fun black twig and pumpkin arrangement for my front porch.

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I told you that I was going to let you in on my Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride of a creative process. I got distracted from my “big picture” by this little project.

I took some of the many, MANY sticks and branches I’ve been collecting for my upcoming Halloween Party and spray painted them black. (I just throw ‘em in a big pile and turn them every few coats….)

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I spray painted an old ratty terra cotta pot while I was at it. Inside the bigger pot, I placed a smaller one. This elevated the pumpkin and created a little gap of about an inch all the way around. I tucked the sticks in around it.

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That’s it….
Go….
Do….
It’s practically free.

12 Comments

1.

Elz said...

October 8, 2010 at 2:09 am
That's pretty brilliant, I must say!
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Shawn said...

October 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm
Black glittery stick are on the way for this girl.
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Kelli said...

October 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm
The creativity that you have is just amazing! Who would have thought...well, you...that's who. Great job!
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Connie W said...

October 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm
I love it! I've been looking for sticks because of you....
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Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

October 8, 2010 at 11:54 pm
Love it! I have a spooky tree on my porch, branches in my living room and dining room. I love the look! And it's free! :)
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Alisa said...

October 9, 2010 at 1:52 am
what a great idea! easy and cheap!
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Erin@likegrandmas said...

October 9, 2010 at 11:50 am
This is great and would look great at my house, thank you very much for the great idea!
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Creative Ambitions said...

October 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm
Love this idea! It looks great!
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Stacey said...

October 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm
Love! Doing it this weekend now!
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Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

October 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm
This is so cute! I hope you will come link it to my Halloween party this weekend. It would be a wonderful addition!

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Krista
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The Autocrat: Haley said...

October 10, 2010 at 1:30 am
I love this look!!
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MiMi said...

October 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm
Ooooh!! Me likey.

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