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