Fall is officially here! So I decided to dress up our fireplace mantle a bit.
I found a small bag of funny gourds at Walmart for around three bucks. I made sure they didn't have any yucky brown spots on them, and that at least a couple of them would stand up on their own. Then I grabbed some googly eyes and the hot glue gun (turns out Elmer's is useless is this case) and went to town! I also used a Sharpie to add more facial features.
Then I really got crazy and pulled out some simple chipboard triangles I had picked up at least two years ago. My vision had been a candy-corn garland all along, but for some reason I never got around to doing it. I still have some acrylic paint in fall colors that's in good shape, so I painted the triangles one color at a time, making sure to let each coat dry inbetween (it didn't take long). I didn't bother with painters tape because real candy corn looks a little muddled, so why shouldn't my garland look that way too? I used some twine we had on hand to hang it up once it dried:
Very pleased with how it turned out! :o) Welcome fall!!