4 Simple Stunning DIY Decorated Pumpkins Tutorials

Fall is here and at Showhome furniture we are filling our shelves and store space with amazingly fabulous fall finds!!!  Along with all our fall finds you are sure to find a pumpkin here and there because let’s be honest, pumpkins are delightful the way that they come in all sizes and shapes-just like all the unique things you can find in our store.  There is something so magical about a pumpkin shape no matter how warty it is.

Today I am going to show you a few quick DIY pumpkin craft.

First, find your pumpkins!  The wartier the better!  I found mine at the local dollar store, craft store and thrift store!

Next get a few supplies from the dollar store.  Some jewel stickers, some white glue, the glitter of your choice, some paint, and brushes.

A super simple pumpkin is just to repaint a pumpkin any color you want.  I tried blue for some of my warty ones and really loved it.   To make it more realistic, paint the whole pumpkin and before it dries rub off all the paint except the paint in the cracks.  This really brings out the pumpkins character and can turn a fake cheap looking pumpkin into a classy gorge worthy to grace your home!

Another super simple way to dress up your pumpkin is to use gemstone stickers.  You can use these on orange or white pumpkins.  Black adds a bit of drama to your pumpkin that goes well with all themes.

You can also paint your pumpkin and then cover it in gemstones!!!

 

Glitter is a great way to bring sparkle into your fall decor.   There are a ton of ways to use glitter. You can use a stencil, you can dip the lower half of a pumpkin in glue and then pour glitter over the glue and let dry.  Or you can polka-dot your pumpkin with glitter to bring in some whimsy to your project.

 

5 Tips For Making Thanksgiving Amazing!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and now that I am back in Canada, I have to say that this year is already meaning more to me than ever before.  There is something about spending six months surrounded by people who have so little material wealth, and yet have such depth and gratitude that just humbled my family and I.  We all know there are those who live at a different standard than us, but after sitting on their floors, and hearing their stories, my life has been changed forever.

To make this Thanksgiving, more about the thanks and giving than the food I have put together some quick but meaningful ways to really appreciate this amazing country that we live in.

Decorate your table with items that inspires gratitude and reminds us to be thankful.  Your tablecloth, or a sign on the wall, can remind all who come to dine, the reason why we come to dine-to give thanks.  At Showhome Furniture, we source the most beautiful tables from all around the world because we know that eating together as a family is very important to the success of your family.

Make it easy for people to give thanks.  Put out a pen and a simple sheet of paper with the words “I am thankful for” by each place setting.  Take a moment before bringing out the food to think about what you are thankful for and write it down.  During dinner, it is fun to read out what we are thankful for.

If you have kids, another activity is to draw a huge turkey on some poster board.  Get kids to write out what they are thankful for on feathers and stick them on the turkey.  It is a fun way to visualize all that we have.

I love giving my kids a new gratitude journal on Thanksgiving.  At Showhome Furniture, we know that so many diseases and mental illnesses can actually be helped greatly by the habit of giving thanks.  We try hard to cultivate this into our family culture.

When you go to buy a turkey, think about buying an extra one for someone who you know might need a little bit of love.  If you don’t know anyone who would appreciate a turkey, you can call your local food bank and donate a turkey there-or better yet, sign up as a family to serve at the food bank on Thanksgiving.  One of my favorite memories as a family is when we would go to our local homeless shelter and feed the people there, talk to them and entertain them with my kids singing.  I am sure they were doing us a favor at times watching my silly girls perform and I am very grateful for their attentiveness and the kind way everyone just accepted us for who we were.

At Showhome Furniture, we would be amiss to not end this post of what we are grateful for if we did not mention you, our valued friends.  Without your support, we would not be able to bring in such unique handmade wonderful furniture from all around the world.  Because we love you, we will give whoever mentions this blog post 30% off any regularly priced dining room table!!

What do you guys do to express your gratitude for all that you enjoy??  I would love to hear from you because I am always looking for new ways to bring meaning into this season.

 

5 Tips For Organizing Your Entryway

Showhome Furniture knows that one of the first things that people see when they come to your home is your entryway.  This small part of your house plays a very important role and can set the tone for your home and help you keep the rest of your home organized and welcoming.

First, pick what color and feel you want in your entryway.  Your entryway should blend well with the rest of your home.  You can keep your decor simple and bright.

Just because your entryway is small, it does not mean you can throw in some great color and designer pieces

Because most entryways are fairly small, your entry is a great way to add beauty to your home with proper rugs, flooring or tiles.  This is a great space to splurge with expensive stone flooring or gorgeous wool rugs.

If you have room, bring in a beautiful narrow table to hold you keys, and mail.  Just make sure that there are drawers so that it does not become a catch-all for all junk that passes through your front door.

If you can not fit a table, consider putting in a bench.  Benches are great to have in an entry, making the space more inviting.

Lastly, make sure that you add some stunning art pieces to your entry way.

Once again, take advantage of the size of your entry and make sure the art you pick counts and really wow’s people!

If you don’t want to do art, a mirror is another great option.  Mirror reflect light and make even a tiny entry seem spacious!

DIY Hanging Plants Five Minute Craft

Are you like me and loving the latest trend in hanging plants???  I totally love the way a plant can make any room feel fresh and invigorating.  I think when those plants are hanging, I can’t get over how cute they look.

My sister-in-law is redecorating her home and incorporating the Hyyge design throughout her home, which includes hanging plants.  Here is a the cute tutorial on what we whipped up yesterday!

First decide if you want to do living hanging plants or just silk ones.  We choose to go with the silk plants because she has 5 active boys and didn’t want to have to worry about watering her plants.  Succulent plants are all the rage so we decided to go with those.

If you are doing non-living plants then all you will need are: Twine, a cute container to put the plants in, fake moss and your plant of choice.

Cut two pieces of twine about 30 inches long and tie them to the handles of your container.  Make sure they are tied so that the length on each side is equal because otherwise your plant won’t hang evenly.

Next fill your container with your fake moss.  Be generous, the green showing through the glass is all part of the look and charm.

After the container is filled with moss stick in the plant of your choice.

Lastly hang your plant.  The cool thing about hanging plants is that they can be hung in so many different places.  I hung ours in our bathroom wall on hooks.

Another great place is in a corner.  Just make sure there is a secure hook to hang them from.