3D Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers

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Fall is quickly approaching…and that can only mean one thing. Pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING! People either love it or hate it and I’m definitely one of those that LOVES pumpkin season. I love the combo of pumpkin and cream cheese, so I made pumpkin cupcakes. They wouldn’t be complete without my FREE 3D Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers!

These toppers would be great for anything fall themed, but you can also use them for Halloween. I baked my cupcakes in pastry cups and glued a bow to the front to give them an extra cute touch!

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Supplies:

  • FREE Printables

  • Silhouette Cameo or scissors
  • Craft paper (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Tootpicks
  • Hot glue gun

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  1. First download and unzip the file.
  2. Print and cut out the pumpkins. Cut a slit in the middle as shown in the printables.
  3. Attach one pumpkin with a bottom slit to another pumpkin with a top slit. No need to glue.
  4. If you want to add 2 more pumpkins, cut the slit almost to the bottom (or top) of the pumpkin.
  5. Slide it onto the pumpkin. If you need to, put a little hot glue on the inside edge to hold it in place.
  6. Glue a toothpick to the back of the topper.

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I don’t know about you, but I think that a good display actually makes food taste better. These were amazing! You can find the link to the cupcake on my blog. I’ll be posting my cream cheese frosting recipe later this month, too. It’s so good, it would be a sin to keep it to myself ;)

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What pumpkin recipes will you be trying out this year? I have a pie I made last year that I only got to try two bites of last year (long story) that I’m making again. I’m going to make them into mini pies and top them off with these cute toppers! I’m so excited for fall this year!

Striped hall and gallery wall makeover

I am so excited I finished my striped hall and gallery wall over the weekend. It’s been on my to-do list ever since we moved in last year. Striped walls will never get old. I just love them! They make me happy. :)

I knew I wanted to do something simple and not too busy. However, I did want to add a bit of color. This project only took a few hours because we only painted 3 stripes. It’s the perfect Saturday project.

DIY stripe wall
I’m also excited to be partnering with  ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape & The Home Depot for today’s post. I use their tape for all my projects! It’s the best!

Entry way makeover

Here’s what the entry way looked like when we bought the house. As you can see there has been a lot of changes since when I did the home tour. The white wood makes also makes ALL the difference! Next up is removing the white carpet.

Our new home

Here’s what you’ll need to get started, so you can paint your own striped wall:

stripe painting with scotch blue

1. The first thing you’ll need to do is measure your wall and make sure your base coat is already painted the color you want. Then you’re going to need to figure out how thick you want your stripes, how many stripes, etc. Then comes some math to make sure everything evens out. I made my stripes 13 inches.

2. Then you’re going to grab a laser level (if you don’t have one, maybe borrow one) and start marking out the lines according to the math that you did earlier. It’s best to mark little lines across with a pencil and then line up the tape. Make sure to measure equidistant all the way across to make sure you have a straight line.

3. Line up that tape and push down to secure the edges. You can always seal the tape with the base color of paint if you’re worried about it leaking. I didn’t have any problems with this tape.

4. Paint the stripes with two coats of paint and then slowly peel the tape away at a 45° angle.

Striped wall tutorial

Once your wall is dry, spray paint some frames and hang them up! I found these one’s at IKEA a few years back and just gave them a little makeover. It definitely brightened up the whole space!

Looking for more inspiraton? Make sure to check out the blog hop below. This year’s summer blog-hop is called “Get It, Got It, Go” and is being hosted by Kate at Centsational Girl, so be sure to check out the other fabulous DIY projects.

Link to Centsational Girls Blog Post

320 Sycamore: Front Porch Project
Simply Designing: DIY Board & Batten
Brooklyn Limestone: Farmer’s Market Display Stand
Fave Crafts: DIY Aztec Planters
Domestic Imperfection: Rusty Metal Shed Makeover
Studio Pebbles: Faux Frame Modern Art
Whipperberry: BBQ Tool Storage
Dukes & Duchesses: Color Block Umbrella Table
HoneyBear Lane: Patriotic Lanterns
Uncommon Designs: Striped Workbench
Love of Family & Home: Grain Sack Table


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20 Fall Ideas {Link Party Features}

 20 Fall Ideas

Hello everybody! Thanks to everyone who linked up at this week’s link party!

Link party palooza every Friday on iheartnaptime.com

Abbey, from The Cards We Drew, will be helping me round up the top 20 this week and we both agree we have some super talented readers out there!!! If you’ve been featured, please make sure to grab a button!

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Today we’re featuring 20 fun Fall projects that were linked up this week! Enjoy!

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DIY Pumpkin Mason Jar from The 36th Avenue

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Autumn Signs from Remodelando la Casa

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Easy Fall Pennant Banner from Meatloaf and Melodrama

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Apple Stenciled Pillow from One Krieger Chick

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Gilded Fall Gourds from Addicted 2 DIY

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Dutch Apple Pie Bars from I Dig Pinterest

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Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes from This Silly Girl’s Life

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Acorn Treats from The Coconut Head’s Survival Guide

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Caramel Apple Bubble Up Bake from Life with the Crust Off

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Pumpkin S’mores Bars from Inside Bru Crew Life

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Fall Corn Husk Bow Wreath from The Cards We Drew

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Caramel Apple Spice Cider from Raining Hot Coupons

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from Daily Leisure

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 Apple Pie Filling Recipe from Spend with Pennies

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Pallet Pumpkins from Little House of Four

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DIY Driftwood Garland from Lemon Thistle

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Oaty Bars from Pink Recipe Bcaramel-apple-cheesecake-oaty-bars2Caramel Apple Cheesecake Oat Bars from Pink Recipe Box

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Vanilla Bean Apple Muffins from The Simple Sweet Life

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Carmel Apple Dip from Messes to Memories

Thanks to all who linked up this week! Have a good week and we’ll see you on Friday for another link party palooza.

Link Party Palooza #56

Welcome back to the Link Party Palooza! I hope you all had a wonderful week. Do you guys have any fun plans for Labor Day weekend? I’ll be working on painting a few pieces of furniture with chalk paint and then we’ll be having some friends over for a BBQ on Monday. Yes, there will be s’mores involved. ;)

I can’t wait to see your ideas and feature YOU! Check back on Sunday afternoon to see if you were featured! :D

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Make sure to check out last weeks features HERE to see if you were featured. SO many yummy dessert recipes!

20 DIY Home Decor Ideas

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Loving this rustic apple galette from Satori Design for Living. It looks perfect for fall!

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Chocolate chip cookie dough truffles

No-bake chocolate chip cookie dough truffles -these perfect for a quick chocolate fix! I seriously love cookie dough, so these are great because there’s no egg in them, making them perfectly safe to eat. ;)

I made these for a few friends last week and they were gone within minutes. These truffles only take about 10 minutes to whip up and then 30 minutes to freeze. Seriously the perfect treat for a little get together.

I topped these cookie dough truffles off with a little sea salt and they were seriously divine.

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Chocolate chip cookie dough truffles

Yield: 20

Prep Time: 15

Total Time: 45

Ingredients:

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (for dipping)
Sea salt (optional)

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a bowl mix together butter, sugar and vanilla. Then add flour and mix just until combined. Stir in the milk chocolate chips. Make one inch balls with the dough and place on the pan. Freeze for about 30 minutes.
When the dough is firm, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power. Then dip the cookie dough in the chocolate with a fork. Tap off an excess chocolate. Place back on wax paper and top with sea salt if desired. Place back in the freezer until chocolate has hardened. Store in the fridge.

Recipe adapted from BHG

No-bake chocolate chip cookie dough truffles made with no eggs! Love these!  #dessert #recipes

Place these in the freezer for whenever you need a little late night snack. ;) These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles will definitely be made again. Easy and delicious… can’t beat that!