Showing posts with label Autumn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Autumn. Show all posts

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Make an Autumn Wreath Craft

Here's one of my versions of an Autumn wreath. Pretty simple!! I loved using leather....I think the color and texture is perfect for fall. In fact, the straw floral wreath was a great choice too....all the materials used in the making of this wreath have been certified by the Reminiscent of Autumn council.  :-) 
To make this Wreath You Need:
Straw Floral Wreath
Dark Leather Cord
Light Leather piece
Glue Gun

  • Begin by wrapping the leather cord around the wreath. Spiral it around until the begging and the end of the cord meet and then use the hot glue to pin them to the back of the wreath. 
  • Make some figure eights with a long piece of leather cord and glue the center of all the pieces down to a portion of the wreath. Glue and acorn in the center of that, making it look like a little bow. 
  • Cut some leaf shapes out of the light, soft leather and glue a small piece of the dark leather down the center of it, making it look like the stem. Make 5 of these. 
  • Take the stems of all five of the leaves and gather them at the ends. Glue them underneath the acorn bow. 
  • Take one more piece of leather cord and coil it up, making a big spiral. Glue this over the stem ends to cover the up and add a little embellishment. 

There you go!! I almost don't want to display on my door. I can just imagine this on my coffee table. Of course, the straw pieces scattered all over the house would drive me bonkers. Danny, the cat would adore it. :-)

Keep an eye out in the next couple of days....I'm gonna be hosting a giveaway from CSN!!

Here are the parties I linked up to, check them out and be inspired!!

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

The DIY Show Off
The Girl Creative

It's a Blog Party

Sumo Sweet Stuff

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall Moss Garden Centerpiece

Here is a really fun centerpiece you can make for your Halloween/Autumn table.'s so simple!! To make a moss garden you need:

large clay saucer 
fresh moss
coffee filter
rich soil
Paint (optional)
Mod Podge
  • Take your saucer and paint it the color you would like. Once paint is dry, give it a coat of mod podge
  • Drill a couple of holes into the bottom of the saucer for drainage.
  • Line the bottom of the saucer with a coffee filter (to keep the dirt from draining out).
  • Put a layer of gravel on the bottom of the saucer for drainage.
  • Add a layer of wet dirt.
  • Place moss (that has been carefully removed from the earth) on top of the gravel and lightly water it. Misting is the best option. In fact, to keep the moss healthy, you should mist it everyday.
  • Add fall or Halloween decorations!!

 For my decorations, I used some polymer clay and made the shape of a Cinderella pumpkin and a great horned owl. Then, I painted them. The sign is made from a toothpick, a craft stick, some wood glue and some paint. 
The moss really provides a great setting for an autumn centerpiece. It is so verdant and plush, and kind of eerie at the same time. Let me know if you make one...I'd love to see what everyone else came up with!!
I joined these linky parties (Check them OUT!!):

    Get Your Craft On Tuesday

    Punkin Seed Productions

    Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
    Add caption
    Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special
    Join  us Saturdays at for the weekend wrap up         party!


    It's a Blog Party
    The DIY Show Off
    mmm button

    All Thingz Related

    Birthday Wedding cakes crafts parties

    Get Your Craft On Tuesday
    xShow and Tell Green

    Get your craft on Thurs.

    Beyond The Picket Fence

    Punkin Seed Productions

    It's a Blog Party