Rustic Smores Station

Today I am sharing my rustic smores station. Our family loves making smores during the cooler autumn months. I hope you will be inspired by our rustic smores station.Rustic Smores Station dandelionpatina.com

 

I have been sharing a few ways to decorate inside the home with my neutral fall mantel and my fall home tour these past few weeks.

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.
backyard smores station

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.

backyard smores and treat station

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.

rustic smores station

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.

rustic backyard smores station

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?

Baby boo white pumpkin on cupcake pedestal

I found these petite white cupcake pedestals the other day and thought they would work perfect for my baby boo pumpkins.

honeycrisp apples

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.

outdoor adventure hunt

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!

campfire smores station

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!

rustic smores station from dandelionpatina.com

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.

backyard smores station

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.

inside out smore with peanut butter cups

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.

Enjoy.

Repeat.

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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!

Pumpkin Palooza 15 amazing pumpkin ideas and inspiration

Happy Fall!

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Monday

Cherished Bliss | Live Laugh Rowe | Paint Me Pink

Tuesday

Blesser House | House By Hoff | Craftberry Bush

Wednesday

Setting For Four | Little Glass Jar | Anderson + Grant

Thursday

Meadow Lake Road| At The Picket Fence Thistlewood Farms

Friday

Tidbits | Dandelion Patina | Rustic and Woven

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  1. Ooohhh!!! Can I come over and make some smores at this pretty buffet?!?! I love your idea for the pumpkin bowls…..so unique. And if you ever decide that you don’t want those “vases” with the sticks in them anymore, let me know 😉
    Jamie | anderson + grant recently posted…Friday FavoritesMy Profile

    • You have an open invitation Jamie! The tutorial is coming out next week for the pumpkin tiered tray. You might have to stop by Decor Steals and order yourself up a couple. Aren’t they amazing!

  2. Michelle! I wish I could pack up my kiddo and come over to hang out at your house! This is such a sweet idea, and I love every amazing detail you put into it! Amazing!

  3. Your backyard looks so pretty! I LOVE your smores station too. I’m going to show it to my hubby and try and convince him to build me that rolling cart! Your photography and styling is off the charts, girl! Nicely, done!

    • Thank you Erin. I might have to get the hubby to draft out some plans for the cart and blog about it. He did a great job on it.

  4. Oh My Goodness, Michelle!!! This is absolutely stunning and what a fun and creative way to make a stand out of pumpkins! Can I come over and make S’mores with ya! 🙂 It’s such a beautiful table!! It was such a pleasure being part of this wonderful blog hop with all you talented gals! Sign me up for the next one hehe 🙂 XOXO
    Norma recently posted…Halloween MarshmallowsMy Profile

    • Norma, you knocked it out of the park with your hutch display. Oh my goodness. Thank you for your kindness and participating in the blog hop. I can’t wait for the next one.

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! What a gorgeous vignette and love the smore’s station idea!! Yep – I knit! Taught myself using a good knitting book. I find it so relaxing…. and I love all the chunky yarns to choose from! You’ll learn! 🙂 I’ve made throw blankets, pillow covers, sweaters….. So fun to party with you – thanks so much for organizing the pumpkin palooza fun! 🙂 xo H
    Heather recently posted…Easy Pumpkin Decor with Printable TagsMy Profile

    • Thank you Heather! I will have to email you to find out what knitting book you used. I so want to learn! Have a great weekend.

  6. Wow, what a fun place to hang out, love all your festive touches.I never thought of using peanut butter cups in Smores. What a delicious idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.
    Betsy recently posted…Vintage Inspiration Party #210My Profile

  7. Those inside out s’mores look delicious!!! Your s’more station looks beautif too. I really liked you outdoor adventure bags too! Such a fun activity Pinning! Thank you so much for sharing this with Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you are having a great week. Take care, Tara
    Tara @ Lehman Lane recently posted…8 Tips for Fall Decorating on a BudgetMy Profile

  8. This is so pretty. I love the outdoor adventure hunt idea too! You’ve got a great eye for styling. Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle. BTW, your site looks beautiful.

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