October for me means pumpkin decorating! And not the scary spooky kind!
Why not create a pumpkin floral display and turn your 🎃 into a vase!
Here’s our easy to follow tutorial…
First you’ll need a pumpkin! We bought three from our local supermarket.
Next, find a plastic pot smaller than the pumpkin you’re using. I used an empty yoghurt pot! There’s probably something perfectly suitable in your plastic recycling bin.
Draw around the diameter of your pot on top of your pumpkin
Dig out the middle of your pumpkin, be careful not to go out of the edges of where you’ve drawn
Optional – Paint or decorate your your pumpkin a colour of your choice, I went for copper paint!
Once dry, pop your pot in your pumpkin and you’ve got yourself a makeshift vase.
Happy October everyone!
If you’re a plant lover, have you seen our hanging garden craft kit? – check it out here.
Who are we?
I’m Becky, a 30 something mama of two, from West London and I run this creative little business together with my mum Wendy.
When covid landed on our doorstep in 2020, one thing we did to help encourage sales of our craft kits, was create the Shop Small Christmas Gift Catalogue. We posted it out to thousands of homes, advertising gift ideas, all sold from small businesses, including my own, encouraging people to shop small at Christmas.
I loved helping other companies, I wondered about converting our catalogue into an in-person event.
So in summer 2022, we hosted out first ever pop-up market in Westfield shopping centre, encouraging the nation to shop from small businesses. I absolutely loved meeting so many inspiring business owners and helping them increase exposure and sales, it’s made me want to organise more events. It’s naturally turned into a business itself, hosting in person shopping events, helping diversify the high street with products from small businesses.
As a product selling business owner myself selling a range of craft kits, I know full well how hard it can be to generate a regular income and to keep the business going especially with big brands dominating the high street
From my own experience I’ve found if you have a good product, selling in person can be such a beneficial way to get your stock off the shelves and into the hands of your ideal customer. I’m passionate about helping small businesses thrive and the I Do Handmade Pop-Ups will hopefully do exactly that.