Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pumpkin Tree

After seeing this in a Florist shop, I took an old small Christmas tree and turned it into a pumpkin tree. Ceekay was visiting from AZ and we were shopping and saw this idea! We left there and bought the ribbon, picks, etc. to make our own. We both already had trees. The shop priced theirs at $300, if you can believe it. That wasn't happening! lol I had the ribbon already and found picks for half off so my cost was under $18.oo. Huge difference!!
I put mine up in the hallway before entering our bedroom.

You can use almost anything for a topper. I chose cattails for the Fall look.

You can add Fall flowers, picks, lights, pumpkins, etc. (I used white lights instead of orange so it would be ready to switch out the picks to Christmas ones.

Daytime shot. Added a brown cloth skirt and pumpkins at the base. Super easy!

Let me know if any of you make one. Would love to see your pictures!

I'm joining Kristen @ Share Your Creations Party #4 and Liz @Savvy Seasons by Liz for Autumn Arrives Party!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I want one!! Oh yeah, I have one! Still one of the cutest ideas around I think!!

Charlotte said...

How neat. (Still have a hard time using the term cool). It really is "cool" though. I've heard there will be a shortage of pumpkin this year. Went to two different stores yesterday looking for canned pumpkin but they didn't have it. I always make pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hope the pumpkin is available this year.

Sweet Meanderings said...

Beautiful! I need to send your blog address to my sister. She loves to put up trees in every room of her house at Christmas. I'm not sure she has thought of one for fall though!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is awesome!! You did a great job and I can't believe what the store was charging for theirs!! Love it!!


Gail said...

I LOVE your pumpkin tree! I bet you really enjoy it in the evenings when it's all lite up.

Have a wonderful day,

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

I have seasonal tree in my kitchen. I change the decorations for every season. You did a great job on yours it looks great.


Happy@Home said...

Love this idea and yours turned out so cute. I can imagine it looks especially cozy and welcoming as the days are getting shorter.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a cute tree! Love the topper with cat tails and berries!


Sharing Shadymont said...

Your tree is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! What a great idea!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love it! I was thinking of doing something similar to our fireplace mantel! Must be pretty to see as you come up the stairs into your room. Love the lights.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Rose, I love your pumpkin tree. Just darling there by the entry of your master.
I have not done this, but I may have to gather items to do one next year. Do you change it up for other holidays like Valentine's, St. Patty's etc? or do you put it away decorated till next year?

Thank you for sharing such great ideas.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Kristens Creations said...

I'm so glad you joined my party! The tree turned out great!! Love all of the cattails coming out of the top. Great job!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my fall living room! Now I'm onto the dining room and kitchen...


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG, that is simply gorgeous!
I really do love it, what talent you have!
I am going to go back and check it out and maybe I can make one too!
Thanks for the inspiration!

xinex said...

What a great idea! It looks so pretty and I love what I see of your bedroom...Christine

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hoe cute!! I saw your post on Kristen's creations. Love this idea!! I'm sure it adds a lovely glow in the evenings!

Nezzy said...

Oh baby, this Ozark Farm Chick would use any excuse to throw up a Christmas tree early.

This is just breathtakingly beautiful sweetie. I'm quite in love with your little pumpkin tree.

...and all these years I though they grew on the ground! Heeehehehe!!!

Have yourself a blessed and beautiful day!!!

Ya might want to go pick a pumpkin or two...they're lookin' ripe! :o)

Sue said...

I saw a tree decorated for fall at Hobby Lobby, and wanted to have one too. but thought theirs was too large, but after seeing your beautiful tree I might just try it, that is if I can ever finish with canning produce. lol thanks for sharing this idea,. You are so gifted.

CAS said...

That is such a cute idea. Too bad my faux trees are still buried in the garage somewhere or I'd be copying that idea, too. I enjoyed your fall table, and have some of those same dishes from Walmart. I hope they have them again this year because I would like to get a few more. Have a great weekend!
:) CAS

Forty Pound Sack said...

Very cute ~

Liz said...

Hi there, I'm a new follower! I love your tree, how adorable! I wish I would have thought of such a great idea. Hmm, there is still time, maybe I will do one if I have time. Thanks so much for sharing! XO ~Liz

Lisa said...

I loved your pumpkin tree so much I had to try to make one too!! Thank you so much for the idea. I never would have come up with that on my own. If you'd like you can check out pictures of mine on my blog. Have a good weekend.

Savvy Seasons said...

Thanks so much for linking up! You have inspired me, so next fall I will be doing an Autumn tree, brilliant idea! XOXO ~Liz

Carol said...

Pretty tree for Autumn! Love the cattails!


Lopezcsao said...

I love it! I was thinking of doing something similar to our fireplace mantel! Must be pretty to see as you come up the stairs into your room. Love the lights.