Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Acorns Wearing Sweaters and Flocking

I saw the most beautiful velvet acorns in the Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Magazine. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to make them. Not having velvet on hand I tried using an old sweater instead. Of course I had to add a little glitter to mine.

I cut circles from an old sweater stuffed them with fiberfill, tied the sweater circle at the top and glued the glittered acorn top to the stuffed circle.

I also decided to try flocking and glittering some natural acorns.

I used Martha Stewart's white flocking powder on the acorns and added snow glitter and silver glass glitter to the tops. They would be cute in a bowl or jar or added to a Christmas wreath. I cant believe I'm  doing Christmas projects. I'll be sharing with these great parties,

                                           Twigg Studios

                                          Savvy Southern Style

                                          Stone Gable

                                         Romantic Home

                                         Craftberry Bush

                                          Time Washed White Wednesday

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Porch

Well better late than never, that's how I felt about decorating my porch for fall. The final push came when I went to the produce market and all of the fall plants were really cheap. I had no excuse for not adding a few fall touches. For once procrastinating paid off .

I added kale, mums and pansies to the large urns,then poked in a few faux pepper berry sprays and Chinese lanterns.

I added a wreath that I made years ago. I just tucked in a few more grasses and leaves.

                   Cheese pumpkin and faux pumpkin, potted kale and mums.      

Well  that's it for fall. I 'm already planning Christmas. I'll be joining these parties this week,

                                Savvy Southern Style

                               My Romantic Home

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Witch's Workshop

When I added Halloween decor to my fall vignette I envisioned a witch's  workshop. Not having a witch lying around I decided to make my pumpkin the witch. I added a witch's hat that I made for my daughter when she was in Pre-K. Then I added ravens, cob webs, a witch's broom, tattered books and a white owl.  I filled my lantern with a ghoul.  Here's how it turned out;

I Bought bat silhouettes from the dollar store, glittered them and made a garland. The skeleton, ravens  and black fabric all came from the dollar store last year.

The ghoul in the lantern came from  the dollar tree and the owl is from Marshalls last year.

The witch's broom was in my stash, I don't remember where I bought it.

The spiders came from Pier one on clearance last year and I bought the spider webs at Walmart.

Happy Halloween! I'll be joining these great parties this week,

                                    Debbie Doos Newbie With A twist

                                  Craftberrybush Halloween/ Mantle Party

                                 Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday

                                Stone Gable Tutorials Tips and Tidbits

                               My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday
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