It’s kind of sad to admit this — I got all excited to get out my Fall decor but when I actually pulled out all of my things, I realized I had like 2 or 3 items. What?? How does that happen? Fall is my favorite season so you’d think I’d be going all crazy in the decor department. So I decided I’d throw some pieces together this year so that when next year rolls around I won’t be as shocked.
First on the list, was creating a banner for my mantle. The great thing about banners is they can really be hung anywhere. You don’t have to have a mantle to decorate with them. And this banner was actually pretty simple to make.
Glitter balls (optional)
Letters (printed & cut out)
I picked up my felt sheets at Hobby Lobby. I bought more than I needed but I didn’t want to run back to the store. I used3 felt sheets of orange (for the banner and leaves), one seafoam, one brown, one champagne and 2 sheets of the gold glitter fabric (for the letters and the leaves).
To start, I printed out a leaf pattern, cut it out, pinned it to the felt and cut the leaves out — 4 leaves of each color.
Next, I printed out this banner template. It seemed bigger than I wanted my banner to be so I actually scaled it down to 75% and then printed it out. I had to play with it a little bit to get the size I wanted. I cut out 6 pieces for the word ‘Autumn.’
I love decorating for fall. The colors are amazing-the different shades of orange, yellow, brown and burgundy. Who knew that such colors could cause such a stir of emotions. To see them outside is breathtaking and then to bring them inside causes the same reaction. It’s beautiful. I’m sad that it goes so quickly and that I don’t enjoy it as much as I should. I feel that winter comes too fast.
To bring the colors indoors, I knew that I wanted to create my own fall centerpiece with a table runner and fall flowers. To start, I was excited when I saw these painted mason jars. To create the fall colors on my mason jars, I mixed different food coloring together. For the light brown I did 6 drops of red, 2 yellow and 1 blue. For the yellow I added 7 drops of yellow and 2 orange. For the orange I did 7 orange and 2 red.
I was able to pick up all of my supplies for the table runner and flowers at Hobby Lobby. I was excited since all their fabric was on sale and so were their fall flowers. I also filled the mason jars with acorns and they were in the fall section (also 40% off). It was a great day to be at Hobby Lobby!
For my table runner I cut my fabric strips to 4 3/4X13 and cut out 2 of each pattern. It ended up being 77 inches long. I did a seam around the whole thing and then ironed it flat. It was so simple and easy and I really loved the end result.
It was such a fun project and one that anyone can do. Be sure to share your favorite fall crafts with us. We love hearing from you.
Summer is officially in full swing and we are LOVING it! We finally have some nice weather. We can swim and enjoy the outdoors. This week I have a quick and easy project that literally took me less than 30 minutes. I love when you can take an existing decoration and repurpose it! And that’s exactly what today’s project is! Don’t stress though, if you don’t have all the supplies starting from scratch will still be super easy! Here’s what you’ll need!
6 wood blocks (mine are 2″x 3″x 6″)
This is one of those projects I’ve been wanting to make for months and I’m thrilled that I finally got around to it. And even more excited that it turned out cuter than I’d pictured it in my head! Depending on what supplies you already have on hand this could be a very cheap project. Let’s get started!
I am so excited that Spring is just around the corner. All the snow is almost gone and that gets me so ready for warmer weather. With spring coming it means Easter is also coming. One of my favorite memories growing up was crafting. One of those crafts in particular was fabric covered eggs. We would blow out real eggs and rinse them out and then cover them with fabric and ric rac. I loved it then and I wanted to recreate it in my home for this Easter season but in a bigger size and for a center piece.
This craft is super easy and fun to do. The glue tends to get a bit messy but it just reminds me of my elementary days and playing in the glue. So that can’t be all that bad right? It took the most time to figure out the pattern that would work for the styrofoam eggs that I found at Hobby Lobby. However if you’re not in a big hurry Amazon has this awesome price and package.
Craft Glue-I use Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Straight pins (optional)
I can’t believe we’re almost to mid-February already and Valentine’s Day is in just a few days. Can you believe it? Love is in the air!! Who’s ready? Honestly, I’m more the type that likes to decorate for Valentine’s rather than go out and buy gobs of candy and chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I love my sweets but decorating doesn’t come with the weight gain and guilty feeling that I should probably hit the gym.
So when I was looking for something new to add to my Valentine decor, I decided on a wreath. I haven’t made a wreath in quite some time. This project was made extra fun because I got together with some of my neighbor friends and we each made one. Craft day!!
This project actually turned out to be pretty easy. A little time consuming, especially when you’re trying to balance being a mom with being crafty but it was totally worth it. This is something anybody could do. I promise! This project is easy on your budget and simple to make. You will absolutely LOVE it when it’s done! Continue reading
We recently moved — such a dreadful way to start a post, sheesh — but it’s the truth. There’s never a dull moment between packing, cleaning, sorting through unwanted clothes and toys and then unpacking and cleaning some more. I find it rather painful really! We have moved five times in our nine year marriage. You would think it would get easier. That I would have some great how-to insight into moving but I don’t. I have wonderful intentions of color coding the boxes, having everything organized before the big move and being packed by a certain time. But alas, it NEVER happens. I guess I need to come to terms with the fact that I’m the type of person who just throws things in boxes and plans on dealing with it later. It’s not until after we move into the new place that I regret being that type of person. I could talk about moving and how much I hate it all day long but how boring is that?! I want to get to the more exciting aspects of moving. Like buying new things and finding fun projects to keep my mind off of all the unpacking.
When we finally got into the new house, one of the first things we did was downsized our entertainment center. With a 14-month-old, we needed to find something that would keep little fingers from playing with all the electronic gadgets and we needed to find it quick! So we bought a smaller media cabinet with doors (hallelujah) but that meant we didn’t have room for our DVDs. Continue reading