Now, I would like to share a fun way to bring fall decorating to your backyard patio area with some pumpkins and a really cool DIY pumpkin tray.
My kiddos love spending time sitting by the campfire and so do I! We roast the traditional hot dogs and smores. But, our patio table was always cluttered with the bags of marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers,etc. It was driving this momma crazy!
The answer, we needed a smores station to house all the ingredients and snacks. Then, we could enjoy sitting at our patio table comfortably. A few years back my husband built this wood station, which was formerly used for gardening. But, since my gardening time is now very limited, I thought I could repurpose the piece. It is very versatile with wheels to be moved around the yard as needed.
The tiered pumpkin tray that I mentioned above holds a good amount of marshmallows and graham crackers. I love that it doesn’t take up a ton of room.
I went with a neutral color palette for decorating in the house, so bringing a few traditional pumpkins outdoors was just the pop of color I was looking for on the patio.
The two large orange pumpkins were damaged in a hail storm, but they healed nicely and now they show unique character. My oldest daughter picked them out at the pumpkin patch; how could I say no?
I found these petite white cupcake pedestals the other day and thought they would work perfect for my baby boo pumpkins.
I gotta tell ya too…honeycrisp apples…da best! There is not another apple I like better for eating fresh. They are delicious-crisp, tart, and sweet all at the same time.
And time outdoors with the family would not be complete without some outdoor scavenger hunt activities. I printed these off from Clean & Scentsible. The kids were kept occupied until the fire was ready to go. They love treasure hunting!
I really couldn’t believe that my basil plants were still hanging on after the cooler weather. A few cuttings from my plants and the perfect smelling table centerpiece is created in a snap!
Once the fire was started, it was the perfect spot to try out a bit of knitting. Unfortunately, I think I need to attend a class. Do you knit? If ya do…I would like a pair of chunky mittens in the colors of yarn I have in the basket above, please.
I hope you enjoyed my rustic smores station inspiration. I love how pumpkins can bring just the right touch of fall to your space whether it be indoors or out.
And to let you in on a little secret of ours…(ya know, from our family to yours)
These inside out smores are delicious.
Here’s how you do it:
Roast the giant size marshmallows until golden brown.
Remove the shell of the marshmallow.
Insert your piece of graham cracker and peanut butter cup.
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Shop the rustic smores station source list:
- White cupcake stands
- Wood cake stand
- Individual pie pans
- Rustic decorative lanterns or these lanterns
You can hop over to see all the pumpkin projects from this week’s Pumpkin Palooza just under this graphic. I hope you will find a ton of ideas that inspire you!
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