Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fall Flowers From My Hubby...

Isn't he just the sweetest thing?!? For no reason at all, other than surprising me. Gorgeous fall colors. Yes, that is a vintage It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! book behind the flowers. I had it on display on our coffee table in October.

Be still my heart...

Friday, November 12, 2010

More Thanksgiving/Fall Decor

I know, I know. In my last post I wrote that I would not be making more fall creations. I just could not help myself with the following as they were easy and I already had the items on hand. :)

A simple cornucopia for one who does not own one. I made it with a 12"x12" sheet of scrapbook paper. Just rolled it into shape, stuffed with basket stuffing from the local Dollar Tree, grabbed a few acorns out of the yard, added 3 little cork pumpkins and beaded pumpkins and gourds. Done. It will sit on our uncluttered breakfast bar, which is now uncluttered but not at the time of this photo. :)

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The next reveal is what I did with wine bottles I had on hand. Friends give me their bottles to sterilize for the bath salts I make. I chose to use these for candleholders. I used leftover metallic bronze paper leftover from our wedding invitations, punched some fall hued scrapbook papers, used bronze metal letters to spell out T-H-A-N-K-S, tied skeleton keys with jute cord. I've since added candles and I'm deciding if I like the bottles filled up with beads or left unfilled. I think the beads help the wraps pop a little. If I burn the candles, the jute cord and keys are coming off as the wax would coat them as they melt. Just an FYI if you choose to do the same. It's all held on with double-sided tape except the letters are secured with glue. Below is the picture before I added the candles.

Here they are lit up (still not all were filled at the time of this photo, but you get to see them with the candles lit). The filler for the remaining ones is the same as the other bottles that are filled.

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I plan on re-using the bottles for Christmas and making wraps for the bottles in Christmas colors and spelling out M-E-R-R-Y.

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Keep it simple, keep it crafty, keep it fun, keep it fabulous!