Here’s a fun family craft for this weekend.
I love pumpkins and puppy paw prints. There is nothing cuter than little paw prints; unless they show up on my carpets. Other than that I am pretty chill with muddy paws. Puppy paw tracks on wood floors- all day long- they are soooo cute.
So it only made sense to combine two of my favorite things and create puppy paw prints on a few pumpkins for the porch this season.
our dogs |
We have two dogs in our house; a ten year old, cranky Australian Shepherd named Tanner who tolerates our 2 year old Bernese Mountain dog. I refer to Chloe as the Miley Cyrus of Berners. She is confident, sassy and an 80-ish pound lap dog.
However, I found stenciling a paw print on a pumpkin was a bit of a challenge because of the pumpkin’s texture. After a few sloppy puppy paws I ditched the stencil and the black craft paint and went old school; free hand with a Sharpie.
I thought about it- like what direction would a puppy run if he/she was running over a pumpkin? Yep, that was what I was contemplating. I tend to overthink some tasks! Insert simultaneous family eye roll.
I placed the pumpkins on the front porch and forgot about them. A neighbor noticed them and my children kind of acknowledged the cuteness of these paw pumpkins. Until….
A few days later I stepped on front porch to snag a box from my favorite online décor store and apparently some other neighbors loved the pumpkins too! We haven’t figured out what visitor enjoyed a midnight snack (speaking of midnight snacks- I love the adorable girl and her daddy on that yogurt commercial). Sorry- too many thoughts… squirrel?
I just relocated the half eaten pumpkin to another location just in case the visitor is larger than a squirrel.