Fall Wreaths

Hello!  It’s Friday!  And you know what else is coming up?  Fall!  The first day of fall is around the corner and I could not be more ready for the weather to cool down.  Not that it gets super cool here in California until after Halloween, but it’s the thought that counts right?

This week since we are thinking about fall, I want to show off some of the pretty wreaths that I have seen around the internet.  Now, if you want to buy a wreath, they can be pretty expensive.  But a much cheaper option would be to make your own wreath.  So, here are some ideas that will help inspire you to make your own fall wreath.  Enjoy!

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Embroidery Hoop Wreath from The Pickled Rose 

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Fall Wheat Wreath from On Sutton Place

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Thrifted Picture Frame Wreath from Aubree Originals

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5 Minute Easy Wreath from 2 Bees in a Pod

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Indian Corn Wreath from Stone Gable Blog

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DIY Wood Wreath from Lovely Etc.

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Dream Catcher Wreath from DIY Show Off

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Coffee Filter Wreath from Recaptured Charm

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Colorful Pine Cone Wreath from Sarah Hearts

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Fall Burlap Wreath from Small Home Soul

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Fall Kid’s Crafts

Hello!  How has everyone’s weeks going?  I cannot believe that it is school time already, where did summer go?  Anyway…it is getting closer to fall and I wanted to show of some cute fall crafts that can be done with your kids.  And even though I don’t have kids I love doing crafts myself.  Enjoy!

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Leaf Sun Catchers from The Best Ideas for Kids

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Woven Apple Paper Plate from Non-Toy Gifts

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Leaf Pressed Bookmarks from Buggy and Buddy

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Paper Strip Turkey from Housing a Forest

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Simple Black Cat Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun

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Turkey Cones from Crafty Morning

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Acorn Mosaic from Crafts by Amanda

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Leaf Bowl from Made with Happy

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Paper Strip Apple from Fireflies and Mudpies

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Owl Handprints from The Best Ideas for Kids

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Thanksgiving Crafts

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing well.  Thanksgiving is around the corner and then it’s Christmas!  Is everyone excited!!!

This week is some kids crafts.  Something for the kids to do while they are waiting for dinner to be ready on Thanksgiving.  Some of these are pretty easy and others need a little more adult supervision.  But they are all cute and fun!  Enjoy!

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Paper Bag Turkey Puppets from Crafty Morning

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Toilet Paper Roll Turkey from The Resourceful Mama

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Paper Plate Turkey from I Heart Crafty Things

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Button Pumpkin from Adventure in a Box

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Constuction Paper Turkey by Twitchetts

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Fork Painted Paper Plate Turkey from I Heart Arts n Crafts

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Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Magnet from Today’s Creative Ideas

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Pinecone Turkeys from A Pumpkin and a Princess

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Paper Pumpkin Craft from Meaningful Mama

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Thanksgiving Handprint Wreath from Education

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Thanksgiving Decor

Hello!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween.  My Halloween consisted of playing cards and listening to the Coco soundtrack.  It was a fantastic time.

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time for Thanksgiving!  It’s time to eat lots of food and be thankful for everything we have.  And to give you some early inspiration, this whole post is focused on some beautiful decor.  I hope you get some inspiration for Thanksgiving and enjoy!

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Copper Fall Pumpkin Centerpieces from Up to Date Interiors

 

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Turkey Tickets from Let’s Get Together

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DIY Leaf Bowl from Crafts Unleashed

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Free Give Thanks Printables from Craftaholics Anonymous

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Pumpkin Centerpiece from Improvements Catalog

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Canning Jar Ring Pumpkin from Yellow Bliss Road

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DIY Wood Slice Owl from House of Hawthornes

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Vintage Thanksgiving Table from Little Vintage Nest

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Decoupage Pumpkin with Maps

 

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Good morning! I made it back this week! Thanks for joining me! I have a really simple craft for you all today. Lauren has been decorating with maps and travel items lately, so I made this for her. I first picked up a foam pumpkin from the Dollar Tree. I had Mod Podge and maps on hand. Obviously, you could use any type of paper to have it match your decor. Scrapbook paper, pretty napkins, or old book pages would look nice too.

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I gave my pumpkin a coat of primer, just so the bright orange wouldn’t show through. Then I tore up a map page into little pieces.

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I had to have a bit of California in my pieces. 🙂

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Once I had my pieces, I brushed Mod Podge on a small section of pumpkin and placed my pieces on it, overlapping them. Then I brushed more Mod Podge over the top. I continued over the whole pumpkin. Once I had all my pieces on, I brushed more Mod Podge over the whole thing making sure I brushed under any loose pieces.

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While letting the pumpkin dry, Lauren picked out a small stick to use as the stem (I actually found some faux stems on Amazon!)

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I wanted the stem to look a little rougher, so I added some hot glue around the edges.

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I mixed up some grey and tan paint, not mixing it too thoroughly. I wanted it to show the different colors.

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Once the paint was dry, I hot glued it to the top of the pumpkin. This is how it turned out! It looks much better than just a small branch.

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I really like how you can spend so little to make something that fits your own style and decor.

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I think I may have to pick up a few more pumpkins!

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There you go! Not only affordable, but quick and easy too! Have you every decoupaged your own pumpkin? I would love to hear about it!

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