I couldn't wait to get started so I made a few sketches of what I wanted the area to look like and it came together just as I planned.
A scarecrow led the way.
from Michaels (60% off with an extra 20% coupon).
I painted a little wood plaque also from Michaels and hot glued it on.
I painted these pumpkins white then distressed them with fine sandpaper and painted on the letters SVCC (South Valley Community Church).
Harvest '11 bunting
I cut burlap into triangles and used stencils to paint the letters then hot glued twine to the back.
For the Corn Husk PomPoms I used this tutorial from Centsational Girl.
I also decorated a couple more sitting areas around the church campus.
Sebastian & Ariel had a great time at Harvest Fest! Over 4 thousand people attended :)
And just like that October ended and today I started getting down my Christmas bins to remind myself what I bought on clearance last year and plan out my 2011 Christmas decorations. No, it's not too early. Now is the best time because several stores (Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Kohl's) have Christmas decor at 50% off and in my opinion it's perfectly acceptable to listen to Christmas music
all year long in November.