Danger: Pumpkins Cause Craftiness

This is a public service announcement.  Pumpkins cause craftiness.

I’m convinced of it.

Every October, we women start ingesting pumpkins in increasingly large quantities.

pumpkin flavor all the things

(I’ve got a whole board dedicated to pumpkin.  I’ve got it bad.  I instagrammed my love of pumpkin.)

 pumpkin spice coffee


By mid-November, we’ve worn out or fingers pinning burlap wreathes, glittering mason jars, and recipes for amazing baked treats.

After Thanksgiving (with pumpkin pie) we turn into glue gun wielding, glitter bedecked crafting maniacs.

By New Years, the urge to craft has subsided and we return to life as normal.

I’m convinced that the only antidote to pumpkin induced craft mania is egg nog.

Pumpkin Induced Crafting is Real

I’m not a huge crafter.  I don’t have the time or the patience or (quite frankly) the talent.

I don’t sew.  I have a board titled “I wish I could sew” because someday I’ll master the art.

My glue gun is in protective custody.

My home is normally a glitter free zone.  When my kids were in preschool, I routinely screened their art for glitter BEFORE we left the school.  Glitter contaminated projects were relegated to a plastic box in my car.


But right I’m in the middle of a pumpkin induced crafting incident.  Check out what I’m trying to get done before Christmas!

Handmade lotion bars (packaged in repurposed altoid tins)

Melt and pour soap bars

Snake from leftover socks

PJ’s for everyone

UPDATE: That PJ project resulted in the Pants of Shame)

Infinity scarfs for teachers

Homemade marshmallows for my vegetarian friend

Felt covered hand warmers

Crocheted ear warmers

Napkins and Placemats

I’m crazy.

Here’s my pin board in case you get inspired and want to join in the insanity.  If you drank as many pumpkin lattes as I did, you’ve got it BAD.

You know the worst part?

I don’t like egg nog.

pumpkins lead to crafting

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I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. BWAH HA HA HA!! The glitter free zone made me BURST out laughing! I feel EXACTLY the same way. I think you are TOTALLY on to something here, by the way. It is all the pumpkin. Like that probably is scientific, and you should let a medical journal know! But, I do have one very important question for you…how are you making PJ’s for everyone if you don’t sew??!!-Ashley

    • The pumpkin induced mania can be the only POSSIBLE explanation for why I purchased Christmas ornaments that are covered in GLITTER. What was I thinking!

      I need an acronym for this condition. Hmmm. PIM? PCF? PIC?

      Technically, I can sew. I can make straight lines. I just refuse to do zippers or buttons or anything complicated (including cutting out a pattern). But in this case, I have a super sneaky plan. My husband can sew. He’s actually really good at it. So I intend on dragging everything out for the project, starting it in tremendously incompetent fashion, and then gratefully allowing him to rescue me. (Shhh! Don’t tell him, he has no clue that I do this kind of stuff on a regular basis.)

  2. But for us seriously non-crafty people like myself, pumpkin may be the cause of us drooling over Pinterest boards, and wishing all the crafty genes in the family hadn’t gone to my sister. :-) I wished my sis and I lived closer maybe she could teach me to be crafty.

    • I’m not normally a crafty person. I can do it, I just don’t enjoy it most of the time. But something weird happens to me around Christmas and I just can’t stay away from the stuff. (shudder) I can’t wait for this to wear off!

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