Today let me tell you about this cute little pumpkin - the miniest of them all.
Isn't it adorable?
It's actually not a pumpkin at all, but a cute little seed pod called a Putka Pod.
These little pumpkin look-a-likes have so many decorative uses around the home - today I'll show you two ways.
Our Realtor, Jack, stopped by to see our new house and brought me some beautiful fall mums. So I took out a little galvanized tub, some fabric, and putka pods to make a happy fall arrangement.
1.) I removed the wrapping from the mums, saving the elastic band.
2.) I re-wrapped the mum with fabric and attached it with the elastic string I had saved.
3.) I placed the plant in the tub and surrounded it with the pods. They just add that extra bit of Autumn cheer.
Now, how about some tea? Tea to celebrate the season. How should we serve it to our guests?
Let's start with this great little wooden box:
Line with Putka Pods, and fill with tea bags, spoons, and sugar:
So simple and festive.
Putka Pods can be found in craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby, or online.
The pods are pretty delicate. They can last for several seasons, if handled with care. Once you're done with them for the season, seal in a ziploc bag or sealed container. Keep away from an area where there may be mice, as mice love seeds and pods.