i can't believe i've totally ignored my year round tree since moving! at first i couldn't find where i'd put the little ornaments and then when i found them, i didn't have sets for the fall months or the time to make them. while babysitting my printer during a big printing job, i spied my bare tree and realized that several of the stamps from the fall saltbox studio sets were the perfect size and look for the tree, so i got busy stamping and coloring while waiting for the printing...
and now i have a new set of november ornies! the little pilgrim faces and the corn from the kid's table started it off, but i really needed at least five different ones for variety. the pumpkin and leaves are from give thanks. the pumpkin was a no brainer, and i wanted the leaves to add a little more of a fall color to the set, but i did omit one acorn and cut off some of the stem to make the size and shape work better.
it's hard to see in the first picture, but i also made a wire topper to go with the set. when creating these, i have to think of a shape that coordinates with the ornaments, and that is easy to create by bending wire--and that is still recognizable! i think i did okay with the leaf. well if you recognized it as a leaf, of course! i'm so excited to look over and see the tree dressed for fall instead of looking like a regular christmas tree that didn't get packed in the right box!