Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Soft and Romantic Fall Mantle

I know I've said it a million times, but I don't really have a mantle, I just pretend my buffet is my mantle and change it with the seasons. Here is my first Fall vignette,


It's soft and neutral and coordinates well with my raggedy wreath. But it will probably change as the season goes along.


I'm really in the mood for soft and romantic right now.


Since most of my stash is in vibrant fall colors I picked out  the few muted colors I have, my white pumpkins, made a few canvas and burlap  pumpkins and spray painted a couple white. Then I decided to use my vintage silver, some thrift store books with the covers ripped off and my urn that I painted silver a while ago.




It's so much fun pulling out your fall stash only to discover you don't want to use any of it...not.


So here it, is my soft and romantic fall vignette ...for now. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be linking up with these great parties this week.


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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fall Wreath


It was my intention to make one of those really full rag wreaths for fall. Until I started tearing strips of fabric and tying then to my pool noodle turned wreath form. It was then that I realized that it was going to take about a million strips of fabric to make it full and fluffy....huh! aint nobody got time for that! I revised my plan  when I saw Lucy's gorgeous burlap and canvas wreath.  Lucy's is much more beautiful, so if you want to see the original stunning version visit Craftberry Bush.


Determined not to spend any money this fall I used things I had on hand. I tore a long strip of  canvas and wrapped it around a pool noodle that I had left over from  this project. Then I started tying strips of burlap, drop cloth canvas, twine and lace to the wreath.  


I stopped tying on when it looked full enough and then added dried roses faux hydrangea, berries and wheat.


There you have it, how my raggedy wreath came to be. I think I like it.




Thanks for stopping by. I'll be linking up with these with these great parties this week.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Shabby Pumpkins and Ornamental Cabbage

I really like all all of the fabric pumpkins I've been seeing around blog land. I wanted to make some that were quick and easy and involved no sewing. I found this great tutorial at Lucy's beautiful blog  Craftberry Bush. It was right up my alley, quick, cute and no sew. So I made a few.


In addition to making the pumpkins I tried to make an ornamental cabbage from leftover drop cloth fabric. This was my first attempt and while I think it's kinda cute it needs some tweaking.


Once I work on it and am satisfied with the results I'll make a few more and do a tutorial. I made the pumpkins from burlap and drop cloth scraps, Once I gathered up the fabric I liked the way the stem ruffled, so I frayed  the edges and just tied a natural colored hemp twine around the stem.


I'm looking forward to using these in my fall vignettes. They're so simple and fun, I'll mix them in with my other pumpkins, I think they'll add a nice texture.





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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Book Page Wreath Again?

I made two folded book page wreaths, the first one was for Halloween. I also wanted to make an everyday wreath using the same method. I wanted it to be romantic and pretty, one that could be used in farmhouse, cottage or shabby chic decor. Here's what I came up with.


The pages were fan folded and then folded in half and stapled on the folded edge, then they were glued to a paper cake circle.


I used a copy of a vintage music book cover for the center. It was glued to the back of a paper plate and attached to the circle using a small cube of Styrofoam to lift it up a little.



I think it has a ruffly look that makes it kind of feminine and pretty, especially with the addition of the sheet music image.


It's pretty quick to make and because the papers are folded in half I don't think you need as many pages. They fan out and look really full.


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