I have really been in the crafting mood lately and wanted to spice up my fall table with this really easy centerpiece. My secret for the fall florals was getting them at the Dollar Tree! They were all $1 each so I could get a really thick display for a fraction of the price it would cost at a regular store.
I also got the green block to stick the florals in at the dollar tree as well. I had to get the fake carving pumpkin at Walmart because the ones they had at the dollar store were too small. So this little project costs me around $15!
So all you need is a fake carving pumpkin, fall florals and a green floral block.
First cut out the top of the pumpkin. It doesn’t need to be really big or the florals will fall out. I did it big enough to stick the floral block inside.
Shove the floral block inside and fill with flowers. So easy. I hope your loving fall as much as I am right now.
Here is the finished project on our dining room table. I am in love!
Football and hunting season is here so it means I have officially lost my husband so if I want to hangout with him, I have to get into football. Which isn’t to bad since I do like watching it but I also like to be busy while watching it. Yesterday I wanted to make some cute fall decorations for the house. We have a small part of our fence that we replaced so we had some scrap wood and I decided to make some reclaimed wood pumpkins.
First I took a black marker and marked out the outlines of 3 pumpkins, all different sizes. They don’t have to be perfect because pumpkins aren’t all the same sizes!
Then I took a jigsaw and cut out the pumpkins.
You can either piece together the pumpkin with hot glue or wood glue. I went with hot glue so I had to glue the insides together then put a layer on the top and bottom of each crack. It’s not the best hold in the world and wood glue would hold better but the hot glue dries faster.
Since you probably won’t be handling these all that often, hot glue should do as long as the wood you are using is light.
After the hot glue dried, we painted ours. Once that dried I sanded them a little to make them look more rustic.
For the stem I just screwed a square piece into the pumpkin. Our fence was green so I just cut off a piece and didn’t have to paint it.
For the burlap bows, I used this tutorial. I hot glued some pinecones on the finished bow then hot glued it to the pumpkin. The little curly q’s are from Hobby Lobby and I hot glued those on as well.
I made a quick and fun project this week I wanted to share. I went to our local Restore in Denver and found they had a huge library of books and hardback books were only $1 so I bought 4 and made this cute knife holder. I like it because it looks way cuter on my counter than the same ole knife holder everyone else has.
It was so easy to make and I will show you how.
All you need is 4 books the same height (does not matter on width) and a glue gun or super glue. I realized when I started hot gluing that one of my books had a plastic cover which the hot glue would melt so I went with super glue for mine.
Glue each book together and let sit for about a day with something heavy on top. I used a cast iron skillet. If you use hot glue you don’t have to wait because once the glue melts, it will be found. Stand right-side up and tie some raffia around it and stick your knives in the top.
It’s that easy! This would be a easy and cheap christmas gift!
I received free flowers for this craft.
This mason jar flower vase wall hanging is super easy to make and when you put fresh hydrangeas in them, it is the most beautiful thing you could hang on your wall. When we lived in Louisiana I didn’t know a lot about planting flowers but I planted 2 hydrangea bushes and they turned into the most amazing plants I have ever seen. Every year I could not wait for them to bloom. They were bursting with all kinds of colors so I decided I had to use this variety for this craft.
Fiftyflowers.com sent me this arraignment of flowers and I could not believe how exquisite they were! I loved they kept their shape and were like I had just cut them from my yard. They have so many flowers I wanted to use, it was hard to choose but I am glad I went with the Hydrangeas. The fun thing about this craft is when my flowers die, I just replace them with another kind so I try to have fresh flowers every week in our house, or at least when we are having company over.
You can fill the mason jars with water to keep the flowers hydrated.
Here is all the supplies you need for this craft:
3 mason jars
6 horseshoe hangers
1 piece of rough wood
.You can get mason jars of any size and bring them to your local hardware store and find some horseshoe hangers that can fit around them. Also buy the screws that can fit in the horseshoe hangers. For the wood, if you don’t have any scraps lying around, I saw some similar pieces to this one at Hobby Lobby.
For this project you can pre-drill the screw holes so you know where they are going to go. I made a little mark for each ones so they were all lined up. You will need 4 holes per jar. 2 on the bottom and 2 on the top.
These flowers are so beautiful from Fifty Flowers, some of the flowers I had leftover from this project sat in my window. There is something so refreshing about having fresh flowers in your house.
To order flowers for yourself, check out Fiftyflowers.com. I was so happy with their service, their product and will use them again. The flowers I was sent were so lush and gorgeous.
I am part of the Chic-Fil-A mom’s panel and was given a free coupon for the salad in order to complete this project.
This week I got to try out the new Chic-Fil-A Spicy Southwest salad and come up with a fun way to upcycle the salad bowl. This salad is incredible and I will definitely be trying it again. In fact, just last night I needed some more veggies with the fish we were going to eat. So I swung by Chic-Fil-A and grabbed another salad. For me, I went with the avocado lime dressing and that made this salad irresistible! My husband and I are trying to eat better these days so this is something we can enjoy together.
After we chowed down on the salad, I washed out the bowl and enlisted my kids to help me paint our DIY first-aid kit. I don’t know about you but when my kids get the smallest scratch, they must have a band-aid to make it better! Half of the time I don’t have any on hand. With this first-aid kit, we can always have what we need at an arm’s reach.
First we painted the bottom blue. I let my 5-year-old do this since it didn’t have to be perfect.
Next we painted the top with red on the sides and white in the middle then let it dry.
For the cross on the top, I used sticky athletic tape but you can even paint it too.
Then we filled our container with all the first-aid supplies we need.
It’s small enough to fit under your car seat so you can take it when you travel!
Thanks Chic-Fil-A for the fun challenge!