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DIY Fall Mum Wall Pocket

October 21, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Fall Crafts, General Crafts

DIY Fall Mum Wall Pocket DIY Fall Mum Wall Pocket
Wall Pockets are a great way to liven up a plain space on your wall, indoors or out. This fall, why not add a little cheer to your front door, hall or a bedroom that needs a little extra beauty with a sweet fall mum display? Flowers can be changed out as the seasons change as well, making this a great year =-round addition to your decor.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Artificial mums
Wall pocket
1-inch wide sheer ribbon
Scissors
Small rubber band or floral wire
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Trim the ends of the mums so that just the blooms will poke out of the wall pocket.
2. Using a rubber band, secure the stems to one another to form a tight bunch.
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3. Cut a 12-inch length of ribbon and thread through the hole, tying in a secure know. Rotate the ribbon though the hole until the knot sits at the back of the wall pocket, hidden from view.
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4. Cut another length of ribbon and tie into a decorative bow. Using a drop of glue, attach it to the top of the hanging loop.
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DIY Hydrangea Wreath

October 17, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Fall Crafts, For the Home

DIY Hydrangea Wreath DIY Hydrangea Wreath
Hydrangeas are probably my favorite flower. I love how they start out green in the spring, turn blue and purple as the summer unfolds and then shift into rusty bronzy colors as fall arrives. They are always the perfect colors for the season at hand and they are arguably at their best in the fall, their blowsy, bold colors so beautiful. Perfect for a fall wreath. This wreath uses the beauty of hydrangeas and the lasting power of artificial flowers to add a gorgeous finishing touch to your fall front door decor.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 1 hour

Things you’ll need:
12-15 bunches of hydrangea blossoms in red, orange and purple
Wire wreath form
Green flora ribbon
Yellow ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Fold the end of the green ribbon around one of the outside wires of the wreath. Add a drop of glue and press to secure the end to the wreath.
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2. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath, overlapping a little each time you wrap.
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3. Attach a loop of yellow ribbon to the wreath with hot glue, this will later be used for hanging the wreath.
4. Pull the flower punches off their stems, you’ll be glue these to the wreath by tucking them into the overlapping sections of ribbon. Dab glue on the end of the flower stems and tuck it into the overlap in the ribbon. Repeat with another bunch of the same color parallel to the other bunch. You’ll want to use two or three bunches of each color together in each section.
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5. Once you’ve place the first set of bunches, switch colors and repeat the process. Repeat again with the third color.
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6. Repeat these three colors around the wreath until the wreath is full.
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Recycled Egg Carton Candy Monster

Egg Carton Candy Monster Recycled Egg Carton Candy Monster
It’s that time of year again, Halloween! And when all those cute little costumed ghosts and ghouls come do your door, why not give them just a little fright when they reach for their candy with this fun little Recycled Egg Carton Candy Monster. Fill the “mouth” with candy and (gently, of course) snap the jaws closed as they reach in!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Craft Paint
Egg Carton
White construction paper
Googly Eyes
Glue stick
Scissors

Things to do:
1 . Paint the inside and outside of the egg carton in the colors of your choice. You may need two or more coats. Allow the paint to dry completely.
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2. Remove the flap on the bottom half of the egg carton using the scissors.
3. Using glue stick, place the eyes to cover the holes on the top half of the carton.
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4. Cut the paper into two jagged strips for teeth, just slightly shorter than the length of the egg carton.
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5. Using the glue stick, attach the teeth flat against the bottom edge of the carton and inside the top edge.
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6. Allow the glue to dry then add candy and get ready for the trick or treaters!
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Creepy Eyeball Thumbtacks

October 14, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Fall Crafts

Creepy Eyeball Thumbtacks Creepy Eyeball Thumbtacks
Nothing says “I’m watching you!” this Halloween like eyeball thumbtacks. Give someone in your office a little bit of a fright or help your kids have fun staying organized with this quick to make creepy thumb tacks! While most googly eyes come with a sticky back, it’s worth it to go the extra step and use craft or super glue for a more permanent hold on the thumbtacks. After all, they’ll be sure to get plenty of use!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: Less than a minute per tack

Things you’ll need:
Flat topped thumb tacks
Googly eyes of various sizes
Craft glue or super glue

Things to do:
1. Peel off the backing from your googly eyes.
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2. Using a small drop of glue, attach the eyes to the tops of the tacks.
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3. Allow the tacks to dry before use. For best results, push the tacks into a corkboard laying flat so they stay flat while drying.

Easy Glue Spider Web Hairclip

Spider Web Hairclip Easy Glue Spider Web Hairclip
Looking for a spooky hairstyle for Halloween… something a little creepy, a little whimsical, but still fun? Look no further. This spider web hair clip seems to float on the hair, weighs almost nothing and looks creepy. Perfect for the spookiest holiday of them all. Change the size to suit larger or smaller heads or make small pairs to adorn pigtails or twisted buns. These are simple and fun to make, so why not make them for the whole gang?

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Glittered white puffy paint
Parchment paper
Permanent marker
Bobby pins with pad
Craft glue

Things to do:
1. Lay the parchment paper out on a flat surface and draw a spider web with the marker.
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2. Use the drawing as a guide, trace the spider web with the puff paint.
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3. Allow the paint to dry completely.
4. Carefully peel the paint off of the paper. On the underside of the web, glue a bobby pin or two to the web so they are just slightly leaning in. Allow the glue to dry before wearing.

How to Make a Fall Berry Wreath

October 10, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Fall Crafts, For the Home

Fall Berry Wreath How to Make a Fall Berry Wreath
There’s something about fall that makes me want to hang a new, pretty wreath on my front door. It’s all the beautiful colors I’m sure! This fall berry wreath adds a little whimsical elegance to your stoop and ties in the colors of the season with your front door decor.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 1 hour

Things you’ll need:
Two (2) berry garlands
3 packages of berry picks
Wooden letterof your choice
Gold spray paint
Floral wire
Hot glue gun and glue sticks (high temp is best)
Wire wreath form
Yellow Ribbon

Things to do:
1. Wire one of the garlands to the outside center ring on the wreath by wrapping short lengths of floral wire around both the wreath wire and the core of the garland. Continue until you have used up all the garland.
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2. Repeat this process with the other garland, this time wiring it to the inner center ring.
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3. Splay the bunches of berries out evenly around the wreath. This will help you decide where to add the berry picks to get nice, full coverage.
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4. Insert the picks into open spaces, wiring the ends to the wreath form on the back side and working your way around until you have a nice, full wreath.
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5. In a well ventilated work area, spray the wooden letter with two coats of gold paint, allowing each to dry before adding the next.
6. Once the letter is dry, center in in the hole in the wreath, nestling it into the berries. Use dollops of hot glue to secure the letter to the wreath form.
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7. Cut a length of ribbon and loop through the form. Tie a knot and rotate around so that the knot is hidden behind the berries and hang the wreath.
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How to Make Fall Leaf Placecards

Fall Leaf Placecards How to Make Fall Leaf Placecards
It’s fall! It’s fall! The leaves are turning from green to yellow to red, the temperatures are crisp and cool and Thanksgiving dinner is fast approaching! Take some inspiration from Mother Nature this year and bring some of that fall beauty indoors and to your table with these lovely Fall Leaf Place Cards.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Artificial fall leaves
Hole punch
Tags
Yellow satin ribbon
Silver satin ribbon
Scissors
Pens

Things to do:
1. Layer two leaves, one over another, choosing a smaller leaf for the top in a contrasting color. Repeat for each place card needed. Stack them so the veins line up.
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2. Punch a hole through the two layers of leaves.
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3. Write the names of your guests on the tags.
4. Cut an 8-inch piece of ribbon, thread through the holes. Tie a knot to secure the two leaves together.
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5. Thread the tag through the ribbon and tie into a bow. Trim the ends to finish.
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How to Make Fairy Garden Acorn Birdhouses

October 2, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Fall Crafts, General Crafts

Acorn Birdhouses How to Make Fairy Garden Acorn Birdhouses
Everybody loves to hear birdsong in their garden, even fairies! Especially fairies! So of course you’ll need a few birdhouses for your fairy garden! These sweet little birdhouses take advantage of a fall staple– acorns! Be sure to seal with a clear coat if you will be using these outdoors.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 10 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Acorns
Acrylic paint
Fine paintbrush
Large screw
Dowel rods

Things to do:
1. First you’ll need to drill your hole. Because acorns are so small, it’s difficult to drill into them safely but you can achieve the same thing using a large screw. Firmly twist the screw into the bottom of the scorn, right on the tip, until you have a hole that goes about 1/3 of the way through the acorn.
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2. Using your paintbrush, carefully paint just the nut of the acorn. Allow the paint to dry and then apply a second coat.
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3. Once the paint is dry, use the end of the paintbrush to paint a dot on the nut with a darker paint to create the “hole”.
4. Press the end of the dowel or skewer into the hole on the bottom of the nut to finish the birdhouse.
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DIY Fairy Garden Pumpkins

September 30, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Fall Crafts, General Crafts

DIY Fairy Garden Pumpkins DIY Fairy Garden Pumpkins
Fairies love fall! Well of course they do! All those colors, turning leaves, dropping acorns, and, of course, Halloween! Bring a little fall into your fairy garden with these cute yarn pumpkins! Alter the size of these pumpkins by starting with different sized foam balls. These pumpkins are only suitable for indoor fairy gardens but they also make great accessories for wreaths, dollhouses or even mantlescapes!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam Balls
Orange yarn
Glue gun and glue sticks
Short pieces of sticks for stems
Tiny wood slices

Things to do:
1. Wrap yarn around and around the foam balls, you’ll want at least a double layer of yarn and the shape of the pumpkin can be changed by adding more or less yarn to areas to create oblong or lumpy pumpkins if you wish.
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2. Cut or break the yarn and then add a drop of hot glue. Press a mini wood slice over the glue to seal the yarn end and to create a flat surface for setting the pumpkin down.
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3. Using a little glue, add the stick to the top to create the stem of the pumpkin.
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Felted Acorns

September 24, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Fall Crafts

Felted Acorns Felted Acorns
Fall, in our house, has always meant acorns. My kids love to collect them by the bowlful and, I have to admit, I’m pretty partial to them too, always snagging a few pretty caps when I head out for a walk. Keep the beauty of the acorn all year long by replacing the nut with a felted marble and add a little fall color to your home decor. Don’t forget to check out our felted bead tutorial to find the how to’s of easy wet felting!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Felted marbles
Acorn caps
Craft glue

Things to do:
1. Choose felted marbles that are slightly bigger than the opening of the cap.
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2. Dab a small amount of craft glue into the cavity of the cap.
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3. Easy the felted marble into the hole, pressing it up against the glue. Allow the glue to dry before displaying.

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