October 23, 2012

Inexpensive Fall Wreath Idea

Have you decorated for fall?  

About 2 years ago, I made a wreath using materials from The Dollar Tree
and I am still using it on my front door!

The whole project cost about $3.00!

1 piece of foam board:  $1.00
2 packs of leaves:  2@$1.00

I love the look of a square wreath....it's just unique!

What fall decorations did you recycle this year??

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October 18, 2012

Fall Mantle Reveal

I'm staying out of any political discourse, but the reality is......with 
gas prices pushing $4.00 per gallon, life is expensive!

So when it comes to decorating, my options are to {mostly} use what I have.

One thing that I've had for maybe 2 years now is my corn husk wreath...

I used corn husks that I bought at a Mexican food store and cut them into triangular strips.
{Warning....it takes a lot of hot glue and many burned fingers to complete this!}

The next thing that I had was dropcloth, burlap, felt and sticks.

There are many tutorials on Pinterest that show how to make the stuffed pumpkins.
I resorted to my method of using old pillows to stuff them....free, again!

My one splurge was the "wheat"...and it's not actually wheat.  
I used a foam form from The Dollar Tree and hot glued a wheat-like grass 
to the form.  

If I had been patient, I could have gotten it for free in my backyard.....I'm not patient!

{The printable was free from Dear Lillie.}

So for spending practically nothing.....I was able to create a simple fall mantle
out of what was lying around my home and yard!

Do you decorate for fall or Halloween?

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October 17, 2012

Fall Mantle Peek

I know that I have been missing for months.....it has been a much
needed break from blogging.  I realized that I had some evaluating to do
about why I was actually blogging.

During this break, I've been doing minimal crafting and maximum homeschooling.
We hit Junior High this year and WOW....it takes a whole lot more time and energy on my part!

So my posting here will not be regular....expect it to be sporadic, but
I will be visiting a little more often than every 3 months!

For now.....here's a sneak peek at my fall mantle...

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