Archive | September, 2011

Halloween Pennant Garland from Paint Chip Samples

27 Sep
I have another SIMPLE paint chip project for y’all, this adorable Halloween Pennant Garland.  I used a ruler to measure and trace lines to cut the triangles.  Then found stencils online of pumpkins and bats.  YES, those are the same pumpkins and bats I used from my Spooky Halloween Branch and for the Sentimental Halloween Wreath

I glued the pumpkins and bats onto the triangles.  Then glued the triangles to a strip of black hemp cord.  See, I told y’all it was SIMPLE!! 



Super cute, right?  What do you think??
I’m linking this cutie up to Jen’s HALLOWEEN party at Craft-o-Maniac!!


 

Monster Mash Bash

 I’m linking this up to the Fall Craft Link Party at Centsational Girl!! 







My Fall Mantel linked up to The Lettered Cottage



My Fall Door Decor linked up to the Southern Hospitality Blog.


Thanks for stopping by! 

I’m linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes






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Spooky Halloween Paint Chip Branch Mobile

26 Sep

Remember the Fall Branch Paint Chip Mobile I made??  Ann from Make The Best of Things left me a sweet comment with suggestions for Halloween, Christmas and Valentines Day.  Well….here’s HALLOWEEN!!  


I LOVE IT!! I grabbed another branch from outside.  Which, in the drought we are in right now in TX, it’s really easy to find a branch just laying around!!  I spray painted it black.  Traced some pumpkin and bat stencils I found online.  Then traced them onto some paint chips and cut out the bats and pumpkins.  SIDE NOTE: something I learned from the fall branch, make sure when using your stencils that you flip them from each side.  Otherwise they wont fit together smoothly.  Then I hot glued a piece of black hemp cord ( you could use black string or ribbon too) on the inside and then stuck the other half of the paint chip on top.  Then I strung up my branch.  I hung it from the ceiling and it just looked funny.  So, I strung it up to the wall.  I’m sure it would look great in a black vase too.  Once it was up I started to sting up my pumpkins and bats.  I LOVE my little Halloween display. 

What do you think??  I’m really happy with it!!  Wouldn’t it look great with some webbing and maybe some black bats and grayish white skulls!!?  I need to go find some more branches! 🙂



 

Monster Mash Bash

 

 I’m linking this up to the Fall Craft Link Party at Centsational Girl!! 







My Fall Mantel linked up to The Lettered Cottage



My Fall Door Decor linked up to the Southern Hospitality Blog.


Thanks for stopping by! 

I’m linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes

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Halloween Ribbon Topiary

26 Sep

This cute little Halloween ribbon topiary is super easy to make!  I followed the tutorial here.   Found the cute Halloween ribbon here

I didn’t have as much ribbon as needed.  Which is why mine it’s a perfect little fluffy ball, BUT I still love it. I spray painted a little terracotta planter, some floral moss from the dollar store and a straw black.  Then hot glued my ball of ribbons onto the straw.  SO EASY!! 

Super cute right?? 



Monster Mash Bash

I’m linking this up to the Fall Craft Link Party at Centsational Girl!! 




My Fall Mantel linked up to The Lettered Cottage



My Fall Door Decor linked up to the Southern Hospitality Blog.


I’m linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes


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My Sentimental Halloween Wreath

23 Sep

Do y’all remember this cute tutu I made Alie two years ago??

*sigh* OH, my cute lil girl!!  It’s also the FIRST tutu I ever made and her first tutu also!!  Obviously, it doesn’t fit any longer.  And so I came up with a way to SAVE it.  I made a Halloween Wreath out of it.  So, now we will always have that first lil tutu! 
It was really easy too!  I just took off all the little strips. Which, if you follow 90% of the tutu tutorials out there, the strips will just slide off and open once you cut the elastic.  Then I used this wreath form. 

I realized I was going to have to cover the wreath with something.

I didn’t have any burlap.  I didn’t have any fabric or ribbon that I wanted to hide under tulle.  So, I tore strips of orange tissue paper and glued it to the wreath.

Then I tied the tulle strips on the wreath.  Added an orange ribbon.  And made an orange moon and black bat out of some left over paint chip samples. 

SO CUTE RIGHT??  I love it!






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I’m linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes


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My Fall Mantel

21 Sep

YAY, for crafting again!!  It’s so exciting!  I’ve really missed it and missed blogging!!  I can’t wait to show y’all how I put this together!!  I’m totally loving it!!!  
FIRST, I scored all these goodies at Michael’s with their 50% OFF SALE!!!  

Then, my wonderful sister in law Teresa, gave me a couple shutters!  And so I painted one to use for the mantel.


Then I made a bunch of felt flowers, cut up a few of those fall floral sprays and started placing everything on a grapevine wreath.  Then placed things here and there on my mantel and VIOLA!!  My new fall mantel!! 



I am in love!!! Do you love it??


Here are a few close ups of the wreath.



and the mantel….

I made this fall garland from online stencils, construction paper and twine.
close up of the mantel goodies….

I got that cute fall plant from Anna’s Linens last year or 75% off, the candle is a Paula Dean candle from my Brother and his Wife, and that adorable harvest basket is from my recent trip to Michael’s.
 Those are the FIRST fallen pine cones of the season along with some little candles I had.  Now, it’s kinda hard to see but that is the shell or skeleton of an Ocotillo Cactus from North Mountain, AZ. David had grabbed it on one of our hiking trips in AZ. 
 I LOVE this banana leaf pumpkin basket I got from Michael’s. It’s it so cute!? I think that is my sisters candle and another of the Anna’s Linens fall plants. 
 I filled the banana leaf pumpkin basket with cinnamon scented pine cones and pumpkins also from Michael’s.

So, what do y’all think??  Do you love it as much as I do!?  My hubby helped me with the decorations too.  AND he came up with a super inventive way to hang the wreath.  He cut and shaped a wire hanger into a PERFECT hanger and it’s totally invisible too!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sweet Tea Serendipity Fabulousity Fridays

I’m linking this up to the It’s Fall Y’all Party!!



My Fall Door Decor linked up to the Southern Hospitality Blog.

I’m linking up here:



{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~  Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes


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My First Yarn Wreath

20 Sep

I’m sure y’all have noticed that I’ve been MIA.  I’ve just been SO BUSY!  So busy that I haven’t had time to blog and THUS missed out on The Nester’s Wreath Party!!!  ACK!! Right?  You have to check out all the amazing wreath’s that were linked up!  I’m totally LOVING the yarn wreaths this season.  I was inspired by these AMAZING wreaths!!

Check out Beth’s wreath and tutorial here, Emily’s here, Aimee’s here and Shannah’s here.  


I gathered up my supplies.
 I followed their tutorial’s to make my own wreath.
And then I got to work. It was SUPER easy too. Just an hour or so of wrapping while watching some DVR’d episodes of Storage Wars.  Then I made some felt flowers and cut up a fall floral spray and hot glued everything where I thought it looked best. 

 Can I toot my own horn here??  I TOTALLY LOVE IT!!!  I can’t help but smile all goofy like everytime I see it!!  I LOVE my new fall yarn wreath!!  I can’t wait to make more for all the other seasons! 

What do you think??  

Thanks for stopping by!

I’m linking up here:


{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~  Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes





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My First Fall Wreath

19 Sep

Do you remember my First Fall Wreath??  

I STILL totally love it!!  
I can not wait to show you what I’m working on for this season’s fall wreath, or wreaths I should say!!  Here is a sneak peek! 





 

I’m linking up here:


{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~  Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes
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