Fall Ombre Rosette Wreath

November 24, 2014

Fall Ombre Rosette Wreath

Here is a beautiful wreath that we found on the internet that we think you will find fun and appealing. This will make a perfect addition to your home and other fall decorations around your house.

Fall Ombre Rosette WreathHave been really inspired by all the Ombre projects that are so popular right now, and I thought it would be fun to use that idea to make this Fall Ombre Rosette Wreath to share with you today!

ave been really inspired by all the Ombre projects that are so popular right now, and I thought it would be fun to use that idea to make this Fall Ombre Rosette Wreath to share with you today!

Begin by getting your strips ready for your rosettes. Tutorials for these are all over – but I thought I’d do another just for fun. (and so you don’t have to go hunt one down.)
I like to tear the strips for the rosettes – they have slightly frayed edges that way and it makes the rosettes all cute and scruffy looking.

The strips should be about 1 1/2″ wide and about 18″ish inches long.
Cut 24 – 1 1/2″ circles of felt for the bases.

For each rosette you’ll need one strip and one felt circle. Tie a knot close to one end of the fabric strip.

Hold the knot in your left hand and begin twisting the strip loosely with your right hand. Start to wrap the twisted strip around the knot.

Keep wrapping until your rosette is a little bigger than your felt circle.

Tuck the end under the rosette and hot glue it to the felt circle.

Now you have a cute little fabric rosette!

Make 23 more of these – 3 in each fabric color.
You should end up with only 5 – 15 glue gun burns by the time you’re done. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.

Once the rosettes are made, start gluing them onto the wreath. You want them started off center on the right side.

Keep gluing the rosettes on, graduating to the darker colors as you go.

So cute right? :) Now we’re going to add the pennant.

For mine, I printed on fabric – which is super easy. You could also do the same thing with paper. You can just skip the next step.

Cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of fabric and the same size piece of freezer paper. Iron the shiny side of the freezer paper to the wrong side of the fabric.
Trim around all four sides so that they are straight and even. This will help the fabric go through the printer easily.

I printed out the word FALL – but you could do anything! If you like this – here is the PDF of the image to use.

Once you’re fabric has printed, cut out triangles around the letters for the pennants. Peel off the freezer paper.

Cut a long piece of twine and glue the pennant to the center by folding the top of the triangles around the twine.

Tie the twine to the wreath just over the top rosette on the right and a little above the last rosette on the left.

Now you have a super cute wreath for Fall!!

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Easy Fall Arrangement Step by Step

November 21, 2014

Easy Fall Arrangement Step by Step

Here is a cute arrangement for your Thanksgiving table and/or fall decorations. We think this will be a good addition to your home decor. Good for outdoors too! Enjoy.

Easy Fall Arrangement Step by Step

 

 

STEP 1

To make one from a large squash such as the ‘Hubbard,’ cut a hole near the top with a miniature saw and insert a glass jar in the neck to hold water for bittersweet or other branches.

STEP 2

You may also need to trim off some of the squash’s bottom to stand it upright; a bit of waxed paper underneath will protect your tabletop. For petite varieties such as the white ‘Baby Boo’ pumpkin, insert a small glass votive candleholder to hold water for cuttings of mum heads or other bulbs.

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Thanksgiving Pear Decorations

November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Pear Decorations

Here is a wonderful little treat for your thanksgiving holidays that will impress your guest and warm their tummies.

Thanksgiving Pear DecorationsWhen this time of year rolls around, I can’t help but think of the first time I cooked Thanksgiving dinner. I was 22 and my culinary hero/ superwoman (my mom) had just passed away two months before. All of our family friends wanted to be together as usual which made it over 25 people. Talk about being thrown into the deep end!

I remember in the weeks ahead of ‘the big day’, I would stay up late to study recipes, how-to guides and do mathematical equations to find the perfect turkey cooking time. It had to be good- I’m my mother’s daughter after all. In those moments, I wish I would have complained a little less about helping and paid a bit more attention on how she did things. She was amazing.

So as the day was upon me, I had most things under control but the only thing that stressed me out was the turkey; it’s the star of the show after all. I remember going to bed around 1am after putting the final touches on the set table and waking up before dawn at 5.30am to prep the turkey. Half asleep, I managed to haul it into the sink so I could get the stuff out of it. I had gloves, tongs and a flashlight for the task – it was like I was ready for a spelunking adventure. I managed to get the neck and other fun ‘bits’ out of the inside but was confused because I could have sworn that each turkey came with a bag of other fun goodies i.e. innards as well. I searched and searched but didn’t find them.  I thought they must have forgotten to put them in. So I rinsed the bird (those suckers are slippery and heavy) and dried it. Got my butter mixture up under the skin (being elbow deep in a turkey is not my idea of a good time) and got it into the oven.

The rest of the dishes turned out brilliantly but as the time approached to serve the bird, I was nervous – would it be cooked right, would it be too dry, etc. I got it onto its platter and it looked great from the outside so, I began to carve it – publicly. It wasn’t until I got up around the top of the bird, in the neck part to be exact, that I noticed something a little funny. Something that suspiciously looked like a bag. So yeah, that happened. Long story short, the turkey turned out amazing, especially for my first ever go at it and word to the wise – they don’t just ‘forget’ the bag of bits.

So with that said, I wanted to share a little easy and fun Thanksgiving DIY decoration to get us all into the season. All it takes are a few pears, some whole cloves and some clever wording.

Here are the materials – a few Fiorelli Pears. I like these particular pears because they have a bit of red in them and they are small. You could really use any type of pear or even an apple.

Thanksgiving Pear Decorations

After you decide on the message that you want (welcome, give thanks, happy thanksgiving), carefully mark out the letters on the pears. Take your cloves and push them in to the pears being sure to follow the marked out letter.

Word to the wise – don’t do these too far in advance. They only last for about 2 days before the bruising around the outside of the letters starts to shViola! Ready to go. You could do ones that say ‘welcome’ and place them on a table in the foyer. There is no end to these little guys’ versatility. I hope you enjoy making this fun and super easy Thanksgiving decoration.

much love! jess.

 

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26 Great DIY Wall Art Ideas

November 20, 2014

26 Great DIY Wall Art Ideas

Here is a very nice combination of ideas that can perk up your home with very little work and BIG results. Try some of these during your holiday season. -Just in time for when the family comes to have Thanksgiving dinner!!

26 Great DIY Wall Art Ideas

If you want to have something unique in your home, something creative that will make you living room or bedroom special, then you should try these diy wall art ideas.

They are easy to make, and they look so creative and so great. Look at these diy wall art ideas maybe you will find inspiration and one of these art pieces will soon be hanging in your living room, or maybe you will get idea for your own art pieces.

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DIY Thanksgiving Decor

November 19, 2014

DIY Thanksgiving Decor

Here is a very simple technique for making a cute little decoration for Thanksgiving that will make your guests beg you to tell them how you made them. Enjoy this wonderful picture tutorial.                                                                                                             

DIY Thanksgiving Decor

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