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14 things to do with pumpkins this fall

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with all things pumpkin and over the past 9 years (!) here at Pencil Shavings, there’s been quite a few pumpkin inspired posts. So I thought I’d do a little round-up of all the pumpkin fun to give you a little shot of inspiration as we delve into fall.
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3 creative holiday giftwrap ideas

It must be the graphic designer in me that loves the wrapping of the gifts more than the gift itself. After all, it’s all about the packaging, is it not? I’ve always enjoyed creating beautiful packages with creative giftwrap, so I thought I’d show you a few fun options for this year. ONE: ALL MAPPED
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Easy DIY Boxwood Wreaths

If you’re looking for a quick & easy Christmas DIY that doesn’t cost all the dollars, then I have the craft for you! I love a beautiful boxwood wreath and a few years ago I splurged for this West Elm pretty (preserved boxwood). But it’s pricy for just a single item. But then last week
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Washi Tape Wonders

You know about washi tape, right? Leave it to the Japanese to make boring, utilitarian masking tape fun.  Punchy colors, preppy patterns, and quirky designs make it easy to snap these little babies up like candy. Etsy seller PrettyTape has quite the selection, like those shown above. I hadn’t seen the super skinny washi tape,
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