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Melding Work & Crafts

I had so much fun combining work and crafts this week.  I am a program representative for a university (my alma mater) and I work with graduate and credential students.  A part of my job involves being out in the community and marketing for my school.  This week I had a table at a Women Inspiring Women conference so I really wanted to tailor my table to the event.  It was a hit!  I just love how women notice and appreciate the little things. :)  I totally incorporated things I've learned in blogland to create my professional tablescape.

First I printed out the letters APU (Azusa Pacific University) in 72 font and then enlarged it at 300%.  Then I taped them to my small foam pumpkins.

Next I outlined the letters hard enough to make an impression on the pumpkins.

Then I cut out the letter with an Exacto knife.

For the A and P, I suspended the middle piece with a toothpick.

I finished off the project by cutting out the bottom and putting a battery operated tea light in.

And here are my little pumpkins on my table.

I'm linking to Poppies at Play, and Saturday Nite Special


Shannon said...

Very cute pumpkins! Great job carving too, it always looks easier then it actually is. Well, at least for me anyway. :-)

Barb said...

Cute idea!!


barbara jean

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh! I wouldn't have thought to do that to fake pumpkins. How cool you have them forever to use for other things too! Very nice touch to your table display. The battery operated tea lights are an AWESOME idea.

Thanks for linking up!

FJ Donna

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

You've been AWARDED!

Cindy said...

That looks awesome! The set up looks fabulous. One of my bestest friends just sent her son to Azusa. He's totally loving it :o)

Dianna said...

Recycable pumpkins! Great idea.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Looks great... very creative marketing. A bunch of my friends went to APU... I was a Vanguard girl.

Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life said...

How adorable!! :)

I nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award...check out my blog for details!! :)

Andy Porter said...

Your pumpkins are so cute!! I may have to try that next year. We totally missed even carving them this year....oops!! Love the monogram idea though. That just might be the thing I need to motivate me next year:)

Janice said...

I just came across your blog! Very cute stuff and another great thing... I went to APU and I think I went back when you were there! At least I remember you. How fun. I have bookmarked your blog and will continue to check it out. :)

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