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

Saturday, November 25, 2017

DIY Fall Pumpkin Arrangement Tutorial

This DIY Fall Pumpkin Arrangement was the perfect addition to my Fall decor!!
Be sure to watch the how to Video below!
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Premade Pumpkin arrangement (Wal-Mart)
Glass pillar candle (Dollar Tree)
Glass plate (Dollar Tree)
Small Willow Wreath (Dollar Tree)
E6000 glue (Wal-Mart)
Spray paint (Wal-Mart)
Snippers (Dollar Tree)
Fall florals (Dollar Tree)
Floral Foam (Dollar Tree)

I got the pumpkin arrangement at Wal-Mart and although it's cute the way it is, I wanted to bump its wow factor up a notch and was perfect for this project!

So for this project you're going to take your E6000 glue and glue your taper candle holder to the glass plate and set aside to dry fully.

After your glued base is dry, it's time to paint it with your spray paint; I wanted it to still be translucent so I did a light dusting with the paint. This gave it a colored glass effect.

After the painted base has fully dried it's time to grab your E6000 glue (For long term hold) and glue gun (For immediate hold) and glue your willow wreath to the top of the plate.

Then again with your E6000 glue and glue gun, glue your floral foam to the center of your plate.

Now trim and sort your Fall florals. I pushed all the leaves on each stem towards the top before using my snippers to cut to size.

For the next step I grab my premade pumpkin arrangement and set it on top of the floral foam and added my first row of Fall floral around the base of the pumpkin so I knew where I needed add the rest of my florals.

I then set the premade pumpkin arrangement off to the side and continued working my way around the floral foam adding my Fall florals until I was happy with the look and fullness.

Once I was happy with the look and fullness, I grabbed my E6000 and hot glue gun and glued my premade pumpkin arrangement to the center of my floral foam.

Finally it's time to enjoy your new creation and find it, its new home amongst your Fall decor!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

DIY Fall Leaves Place Mat Tutorial

How Festive are these Fall Leaves Place Mats!?
Be sure to watch the how to Video below!
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While shopping at a local retailer for some upcoming projects I saw these really cute place mats and a runner. I was shocked at the price tag on these... I thought $29.99 was a bit too steep and upon closer inspection realized I could make several of these for less than $5. My total out of pocket cost was only three dollars for the two I made and I had left over material.

You'll need:
Roll of draw liner (Dollar Tree)
Bags of Leaves (Dollar Tree)
Something round to trace
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Stick
Pen, marker or colored pencil in a contrasting color to you drawer liner.

First, lay out your drawer liner and position your round objects on top to be traced.

Take your chosen writing tool and trace around your round objects.

 Then remove your round objects from the drawer liner and cut out your traced shape.

You should now have a round piece of drawer liner. Take your leaves and separate the different styles and decide how you want to apply them.

Once you've separated your leaves and decided how you want to apply them, you can grab your glue gun and start gluing them on. Make sure your leaves slightly overhang the edge of the drawer liner.

Work your way around layering each new row slightly over the previous so the none of the drawer liner shows through.

Keep gluing in this manner until you've covered the whole drawer liner.

And your done now it's time to enjoy your new place mats!!

Monday, November 20, 2017

DIY Fall Leaves LED Candle Set Tutorial

These LED Fall Candles are so cute!!
Be sure to watch the how to Video below!
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So I've seen a few of these LED Candle sets (minus the tray) when I've been out and about and I thought they were really cute. I just didn't want to spend 15+ dollars on them. So I wracked my brain trying to figure out how to create my own. The only part I really struggled with was the leaves, because I wanted to do this project for fewer than $10 including the tray. Well, I have a leaf mold I had gotten from Michael's and was like "hey! What if I put hot glue in them? I wonder if that'll work?" Well it did!! So not including the stuff I already had, I spent less than $7 on these.

You'll need:
3 LED Candles (Dollar Tree)
Burlap Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
Twine (Dollar Tree)
Metallic Craft Paints (Michael's)
Silicone Leaf Mold (Michael's)
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Paint Brush
Metal Tray (Dollar Tree)
Spray Paint

First we're going to paint the tray and set it off to the side to dry.

Then grab the silicone leaf mold and your glue gun. Make sure your glue gun is set to high. Then fill the bottom of the leaf mold with hot glue. Don't fill to the top, fill just enough to cover the leaf impression on the bottom and set aside to dry.

After removing the LED candles from their packaging and removing any pull tabs for their batteries, you should turn them on to make sure they work before beginning the next part.

Once you know your LED candles work, it's time to wrap them with the burlap ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the candle to determine how long it should be, then grab your scissors and cut your ribbon to size. Your ribbon should just slightly overlap.

Then run a bead of glue from your glue gun down the side of your candle. Lay the very edge of one end of your ribbon along your glue line and wrap the ribbon around until both ends meet and carefully press down. The hot glue will seep through the burlap ribbon and grab both ends but the glue can still be very hot so be careful not to burn yourself!

Now it's time to de-mold your leaves from your leaf mold. This is very easy to do. You just lightly push up on the bottom of the mold until you leaf pops out. You may have to clean the edges of your leaves up a bit with a pair of scissors.

It’s time to paint your leaves. You can spray paint them if you would prefer, I chose to paint mine with a brush. Don't forget to get the sides and back of each leaf. I did two coats on each.

Then wrap some twine around each candle and tie a bow. I wrapped the twine around mine twice. You can use your hot glue gun to make sure the bow stays where you want it.

Once the paint on your leaves is dry you can then glue them to the candles using your glue gun.

Finally, set your candles in the tray and find it it's me home amongst your fall decor!

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