Hello my friends,
have you ever traveled route 66?
Hubby and I have driven bits and pieces of it, but with his recent retirement it is on my bucket list to drive it all.
I have always loved back roads and the fun places that you find along the way.
This time of year one is certain to see a farm stand or pumpkin patch along the route.
Last Tuesday my craft group was creating Halloween scenes on large tart tins. I was not feeling well, and wasn't able to go. They sent me photos of their wonderful projects. Each one was unique and so creative!
Friday I was feeling better and decided to give mine a go.
It's my ode to 'Route 66".
We started with the tart tin that one of our crafters , Shirley's husband assembled and spray painted them black for us ahead of time. Such a big help!! We find tins often at thrift shops and a wooden candlestick was added for the base.
I decided to add a bit of glitter to the fluted edge. I brushed on a thin layer of modge podge and sprinkled black glitter.
No pumpkin patch would be complete without hay bales and cornstalks. I got the little bale at the Dollar Store. I took a small clump of raffia and folded in in half. Then I tucked some of the fluffy tops of real corn stalks down inside and tied
around it with jute.
It's hard to see, but I added a black key to one of the stalks. I had pulled it aside to use and thought, "what the heck". :)
This cute pumpkin head mad came from Walmart for $1.24. I ended up adding black glitter to the crow as well.
I've had this little orange Tonka truck for a few years. Doesn't it look just like something you'd see somewhere along route 66? I found the little bag of pumpkins at a thrift shop last year. They were all green, so I painted some of them orange.
The black branch was another Dollar Store find and I got a package of two candy corn bottle brush trees at Michaels for 40 off. Only used one.
I added glitter to the tree and some of the pumpkins as well.
So stop on by, u pick; and we'll load them up on our reliable little Tonka truck and deliver!
But don't wait long, because as you can see; there is frost on the pumpkins! (wink)
The finishing touch was the addition of the numbers, "66". They came from Aunt Bunnies estate. One was a '9', but hubby fixed that with his handy drill.
Here's a close up view of my little pumpkin patch along route '66'.
It makes me ever so happy!
My sweet blog friend Susan Clayton Eclectic Shorebird shared this darling poem, with me. I think you will enjoy it too!