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9.12.2012

Fast, Cheap & Easy: Funkin Pumpkins!

the subject of  'fall decorating with pumpkins' just isn't complete
without mentioning fabulous FunkinsTM
[and seriously, go HERE to their website to see some JAWDROPPING ideas]

Funkins are lightweight resin pumpkins available in craft stores
and, for the truly CHEAP among us, at thrift stores.
these are really cost-effective, because they are reusable every year.
the thing is, Funkins LOOK like real pumpkins - and so just like real pumpkins,
you can carve them, paint them, embellish them, light them up...

 however, because they are lightweight, 
you can do things with Funkins that you can't do with real pumpkins:
hang them up, suspend them, cut them in half and hang them on a wall, impale them, 
add them to floral arrangements and potted plant displays... and more.

they become all-purpose decor props for fall and Halloween!

In the photos above, you see two large sized Funkins sitting in gorgeous black urns
at the entry to a residence that a partner and I decorated for several years.
each one is impaled on a wooden dowel that's been inserted into the dirt in the urn.
this holds the pumpkin upright in windy conditions.
this is a 'Fast, Cheap & Easy' TM way to add fall style to an existing planter.

 on the front porch, another Funkin joins a spooky topiary and some painted wooden pumpkins
to create a welcoming vignette.

the monograms on the Funkins shown in these photos
were all done with a simple black regular-tip Sharpie Marker
to coordinate with the welcome mat design, and to fit the elegant style of this client's home perfectly.

have you ever used a Funkin in YOUR fall decorating?
leave a link to your photos in a comment below, and let us see what you've come up with!

1 comment:

  1. I soooo love to decorate for harvest but I'm a little hesitant this year because some stinkin' goblins took alot of my decor last year, right off my porch! GRRR... Hm. Maybe I'll just decorate the back patio!

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