I have had an epiphany about my lack of seasonal decorating–or at least why I’ve reached maximum laziness about it this year. Decorating is my job and after I’ve been making design decisions for other people all day, my brain is just over it when the time comes to think about Casa Ronchetti. Christmas still excites me, but the thought of sprinkling little pumpkins around the house, for example, makes me tired. (Related: the sun-bleached bedding that we still haven’t replaced, and the new kitchen chairs that are without a new table. My bad.)
Anyway. I don’t LIKE that I’m so ambivalent about my own house now, so I thought I’d make something easy to get myself out of this funk. We’ve had the same fake white flowers on the dining room table for months, probably six of them, so that was the obvious situation to wrangle:
Once I hacked my way through the top of the Funkin, it only took 10 minutes to fiddle with the foliage (alliteration!). For maximum simplicity I used fake everything, though this would obviously be lovely if you did a real pumpkin and real flowers. I thought about going with nature at first, but I hate the feeling of pumpkin guts under my fingernails AND the faux version was 50% off the day I went to JoAnn. The universe clearly wanted me to try it.
To see the full tutorial, pop over to Creative Green Living. It’s easy! And it did shake off the cobwebs.
Have you been doing any seasonal decorating? Anybody else notoriously lax about it? Who else has trouble separating a creative job from creative fun?