Thursday, October 17, 2013

Silver and gold Fall decor


Personally, I've gotten tired of boring old fall colors. They're beautiful but after 30 years of staring at them every fall, I wanted to switch it up a bit in my home. I really love the sparkly happy colors that Christmas brings, so I made my fall decor this year very cheery, blingy, and glamorous. 

The smaller pumpkins are craft pumpkins from the Halloween section at target that I spray painted silver and gold. Oh - and with this amazing stuff:

Glitter spray paint. Genius right? It was the key to making my glamorous fall decor, I sprayed pretty much everything with it! I recommend doing a base color when using it though, and making the glitter your top coat. Oh and another bonus is the glitter paint dries pretty quick!

The turquoise pillars I bought from Home Goods.. I wanted to keep my turquoise decor out that's already in my living room and tie in the silver and gold, so I bought those pillars with the intention of just keeping them out year round! I like that they're metallic looking and go with the theme so well too. Topped them with 2 of my glitter pumpkins... And those amazing glass pumpkins were around $8 each at TJ Maxx as well. They have a ton of this type of Halloween and fall decor! My center piece is a hurricane I bought for $9.99 at Home Goods too, and I spray painted a bag of scented pine cones (from Albertsons) white, turquoise, and glitter - and put them inside! (This part looked very Christmasy to me.. Because pine cones painted white look like mini Christmas trees covered in snow, so I may just keep that out for Christmas.)

My mantle is just topped with a 6 pack of glitter pumpkins and the "blessed" banner I hand made last year out of burlap, stencils, and twine. Tutorial is here on my blog but it's pretty simple and self explanatory I think. 

I also spray painted my fall garland with gold, and glitter to put above my sliding glass door. Put out a bowl of candy corn, lots of candles that smell like cinnamon and pumpkin, and spray painted this craft pumpkin white and glittery for the front porch: 

It's all very quick and easy to do, get creative and think outside the usual fall box! 

Okay the babies are calling for me. Thanks for reading!! ;)

Mini tissue pack covers sewing tutorial


I recently needed a quick and easy gift idea for the girls at my mom's group. Our theme this year is "Beautiful Mess", so I decided to do covers for mini tissue packs!

Supplies needed:
1. Scissors & measuring tape (or rotary cutter/measuring board)
2. Thread and fabric
3. Sewing machine 

How to:
All you need is (3) 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 rectangles of fabric for each tissue cover. 

Take 2 of the rectangles, right side down, and iron down 1" of one of the long sides.

Lay one of the pieces on top of the piece you didn't iron, right sides in like the picture below.

Place the other ironed piece opposite of the last one, right sides in and ironed edges overlapping.

Now pin.

Iron a 1/4" seam around all 4 edges. 

Flip inside out, and stuff your tissue pack in there! You're done. Don't you just love easy projects?

Here's the back:

I made them in a few different girly fun prints for the ladies.

These would make cute stocking stuffers... I don't know a mommy out there who wouldn't want one for her diaper bag or purse! 

Thanks for reading!