Sep 3, 2012

Time for some FALL FUN- Inexpensive Fall Decor & Craft Ideas!

I was at the $ Tree this weekend, and I noticed they were already putting their Halloween/Fall stuff out! It got me in the mood for some FALL CRAFTING...So I wanted to share this post from last year with you. Enjoy!
I love this time of year, and I am truly the happiest AND most grateful, I've ever been! I'm always "crafting" it seems, but lately... I'm in "CRAFTING OVERDRIVE!" We just bought our dream house in March and from the first time I laid eyes on this beauty, I KNEW that decorating it for the holidays was going to be SO much fun! But with the new mortgage, I've tried to be careful about my crafting expenses. So "repurposing" has become the name of the game around here! Now- the cheaper I can make it...the MORE I seem to love it.  I wanted to share two of my latest little projects that I made... hope you enjoy!

Here's how I did it...

These were an adorable addition to the front porch Halloween decorations, but I thought I could
 Re-Reuse them for my topiary!

Then I did some more rummaging around, and came up with these...

**NOTE- For plastic, you MUST use primer made for plastic**
 If you don't, the spray paint will chip off, and then you'll start to cry and then nobody's happy! 
 The pumpkins also got a coat of primer, to cover the pattern that was on them. 
How does the saying go? "She who has the MOST spray paint WINS!?" 

Then I went thru my left over ribbons, and fall accoutrement, and "prettied" her up!
I love the way it came out, and the best part was FREE! 

What do you have laying around the house that you could "Revamp?" I bet you have more than you realize. Try it for yourself, and share the pictures with me... I'd love to see them. 
Have an amazing day! 

Jan 4, 2012

Recycled Christmas Bulb Ornament Wreath...


When Christmastime gets hectic.... I just envision myself at the Target "after Christmas sale!" It's become a tradition of mine the last couple of years. This year I concentrated just bulbs! I LOVE the new, shatterproof bulbs that are available now, especially since they don't break! 
  I've spent the last week collecting these bulbs from just about every store that has xmas decor! 
I'm planning on making Christmas bulb WREATHS, GARLANDS & SWAGS!  This is one I've just made, it is a late xmas gift for a friend.

So I wanted to share it with you all... More fun pics and projects to come!

Happy 2012,