Showing posts with label Fall Decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fall Decor. Show all posts

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Printable: Fall In Love With Fall




Who's ready for Fall besides me? Summer is OK but my favorite time of year is Fall, or Autumn if you prefer. The leaves changing color. The crispness in the air. Boots and sweaters. Bring it! The calendar is not quite there but I'm getting ready so I made a Fall printable using graphics from designbundles.net.   





It's sized 8x10. Click on the image to bring it to full resolution. PC Users Right Click to Save As. 

Keeping the folks in the path of Harvey in my thoughts. 


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Dollar Tree Altered Pumpkin Candleholders

Dollar Tree Thanksgiving Candle Holders

I picked up a couple of extra foam pumpkins at the Dollar Tree during Halloween shopping. Like most projects I do, I knew I’d do something with them but not exactly what. Since the tag said they were carvable, I thought maybe I could use them as the base to hold glass candleholders , also from Dollar Tree. No clue why this thought came to me...just did.

For this project you will need:
  • Dollar Tree ( or other carvable foam pumpkins)
  • Glass candleholders (Dollar Tree)
  • Craft paint
  • XActo knife
  • Twine
  • Charms
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paper Roses
Dollar Tree Pumpkin

Using the bottom of the glass candleholder as a guide, I traced a circle around the top of the pumpkin and cut out the top with an Xacto knife:

Carved Dollar Tree Pumpkin

Yay…no pumpkin guts to deal with. Inside the rim looked a little rough so I covered it with some Mod Podge and tissue paper. It doesn’t really show in the finished project but I wanted to be safe  just in case.

Painted Dollar Tree Pumpkins

Paint pumpkins with a couple coats of craft paint (I used taupe).

Tip:  use push pins to make it easy to pick them up and hold while painting.

When the base color is dry, dry brush with white. The bumpy texture of the pumpkin really shows through with the dry brushing.

Dollar Tree Pumpkin Makeover

Glue paper roses around the top of the pumpkin (you can see the tissue paper I used to rim the inside of the pumpkin) .

Dollar Tree Makeover 1

Now on to the candleholders.

Dollar Tree Vase Makeover

Wrap the twine around the top of the candleholder and tack in place using hot glue.
Twine Wrapped Vase

Hot glue charms to center:

Oak Leaf Charm Vase

Place candleholders inside pumpkin base.

Dollar Tree Thanksgiving Candle Holders

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cheap to Chic Pumpkin Transformation

Silver and Brown Pumpkin

So last week when I was playing with a foam pumpkin and wished that I’d bought another one, Mr. Chocolate heard me and went someplace he doesn’t ever go: Dollar Tree. I didn’t even have to ask. He surprised me and came home with a pumpkin. That’s what I call true love!
For this project you will need:
  • Small foam pumpkin
  • Acrylic craft paints
  • Embellishments
I started with my diamond in the rough cheapo foam pumpkin.

Dollar Tree Pumpkin

I knew I wanted a non-traditional look so I chose a gray satin paint to base coat the pumpkin. Two coats.
Dollar Tree Pumpkin Basecoat

I kind of liked it but what fun is just a couple of coats of paint? So I added a couple of coats of a coordinating glitter paint.

Glitter Pumpkin

Almost left it alone after that but …nope!

Glitzy Pumpkin

I had a bunch of chocolate brown paper roses in my stash ( the kind you find in bridal supplies) so I popped the heads off the stems and hot glued them around the middle of the pumpkin.  I also remembered these funky Industrial Chic knobs I picked up on clearance at Michaels. One of those things you have no idea why you’re buying but know there will come a project and an aha moment.

Dollar Tree Pumpkin Top

I just pushed the knob right through the foam and then secured it with a dab of hot glue and added some more roses. Finished with some  copper wire wrapped around the stem. 

I may have to make yet one more trip to Dollar Tree. I may also have decided upon my Thanksgiving color scheme.