Sometimes it's the simplest ideas that are the most mind-blowing.
Like the fact that you can decorate a pumpkin without actually having to carve it.
This was quite the revelation for me. H-U-G-E.
You see, I have a serious aversion to pumpkin guts. Just the thought of those stringy innards sets off my gag reflex.
So last year, when I started seeing uncarved pumpkins on Pinterest--pumpkins that had been painted, bejeweled, Sharpied and more--I filed those ideas away for this fall.
Then, last week, as I walked into my local grocery store, I saw these little cuties just waiting to be bought. I wasn't 100% sure what I wanted to do with them so I threw them in an old vase until I was ready to make my move.
And frankly, they looked quite pretty just the way they were, but I wanted to do more.
A day later I found myself at Michael's where the "Recollections" line of embellishments were 50% off so I picked up few packs of "Bling on a Roll."
Which I really want to rename "Bling on a String."
Because it rhymes.
And because I've got a string theme going on here.
Working with this stuff was so much easier than working with individual sticker-gems...
...at least it was easier for my purposes:
I just wrapped them around my pumpkins for a little fall pizazz...
...no pumpkin guts required!