Do your kids help you decorate for fall? Since mine were home from school this week we enjoyed several fun fall activities.
To kick things off for a fun fabulous fall week we went to Disneyland. Let me tell you, the happiest place on earth delivers some of the happiest inspiration for fall.
Every inch of the park was covered in holiday happiness.
I had a few ideas up my sleeve so that the return to our own castle wouldn’t be too much of a letdown.
We took a trip to our local pumpkin patch and selected some perfect specimens for carving and made time to meander through a corn maze. Yummy cider was enjoyed, as well as the making of the annual pumpkin roll.
We all agreed that our dining room table could use a bit more autumnal décor. I scrounged through the very last of my fall décor and could only find a bag of dried acorn caps. Hmmmm. Pinterest to the rescue.
I found cool things like candles…
… clay acorns …
… velvet acorns ...
… and of course a cornucopia of felted acorns.
Well, I didn’t have any good sources for velvet and learned that felted wool is really expensive. But then I had an “a ha” moment.
What about wooden knobs?
So the kids put on their painting clothes and I pressed play on the “Happy Harvest” compilation I created on PLAYLIST.
It was such fun to spend an afternoon painting together. We used several different Folkart metallic paints ~champagne, bronze, glorious gold, pearl white and aluminum.
Once the paint had completely dried the hot glue gun was fired up and the acorn caps were attached to the wooden knobs. Easy peasy.
Sweet Boy sprinkled the “acorns” throughout the house like confetti.
It’s been a fun week but this mama is looking forward to school on Monday. :)
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