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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

pumpkin art for the red caboose

Fall is here!!!!
With each season my wonderful friend Kelli and I chat as to how we want to decorate
her cute shop The Red Caboose, Coffee and Frozen Yogurt. This time we decided to keep. it. simple.

A few years ago Kelli posted a great DIY of thumbtack pumpkins and it's been pinned A LOT. 
We love this concept and thought it would translate well into a cute phrase.
And then we came up with ... WE LOVE COFFEE! 
Basic supplies- pumpkins, upholstery tacks and thumbtacks from Home Depot
hammer (just incase some were tough to get in), 
Kelli freehanded the words and 
I started with an outline of a heart and then filled it in ... with 200 tacks!
After the tacks were in place I used my favorite Martha Stewart paint to  
paint the stems and while it was still wet I added lots of glitter. This detail is my favorite! 
 The Caboose serves the best coffee in the Valley.... Stumptown Coffee
And then Darci and Arden from Beargrass Gardens brought over this ADORABLE pumpkin!!!
Here they are on the mantle in the shop. 
Love the menu pumpkin too. 
But the heart has my heart! 

These tacks have become one of my favorite ways to decorate pumpkins, 
the possibilities are endless! 

All photographs by Kelli Trontel

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