The leaves are changing, the air is crisp and it’s Maker’s Monday! It’s hard to believe October is almost over and we will be soon switching gears for Christmas. Wait, WHAT! OMG….Where has the time gone? I’m not ready. Well, I guess with wonderful makers like this week’s Maker’s Monday feature, you can ease your way into each season with style.
Meet Say It In Burlap, owned by Allison Bressler from Pennsylvania. A busy mom of 3 and a wonderful creative talent who crafts in burlap. Her beautiful seasonal banners and prints add the perfect rustic touch to your home.
It’s Autumn! As the days get shorter and the nights colder, making your home into a warm and welcoming space is essential. There is nothing better than coming home to a cozy bedroom after a long day or getting compliments on your fall home decor when hosting friends over for dinner.
To help you transform your home into an autumn retreat, FTD
has a pumpkin succulent DIY for you to try. They walk you step by step through how to create this cute planter. The best part? It can last all fall and doesn’t need much care.
Once you understand the basics of creating this pumpkin succulent, you can get creative with design. Try out different patterns or alternate colored glitter to make a unique piece of decor for your home.
Let’s get started!
Love this? Check out these Fall recipes perfect for a fun family weekend!
These winter hat ornaments are the cutest and they are super easy to make. With just a few simple craft items and 15 minutes you can make an adorable winter hat ornament to put on your Christmas tree or give as a gift.
You will need:
A skein of yarn
A cardboard tube (paper towel, toilet paper or wrapping paper)
First, take the cardboard roll and fold it a bit for easier cutting. Cut a section of tube about 3/4″ thick.
Measure and cut approximately 40 strands of yarn 14″ inch long.
How to assemble:
Fold a strand of yarn in half inserting it through the cardboard ring.
Take the two ends and feed them through the loop creating a slip-knot.
Pull the yarn snug.
Repeat this process around the entire cardboard ring, aligning all the the slip-knots along the top.
Once you have completed the circle invert the yarn strands to make the hat cuff. Stuff the loose ends back through the tube.
To create the top of the hat take a piece of yarn and tie all of the loose ends together.
Trim the ends to create the Pom Pom top.
To hold the hats shape, stuff the inside of the hat with 2-3 cotton balls.
Christmas cards will be showing up in the mail before you know it! Even in today’s technological age, there is something so wholesome and nostalgic in receiving a tangible greeting. The stamp, the pretty envelope, the message – it’s still one of the great thrills of the season. I love receiving Christmas cards, but have always struggled with how to display them. They are all so pretty and thoughtful; how could I just toss them aside? I usually resort to taping them up around the house, but by the end of the season half the cards have fallen down. So, I decided to challenge myself this week and tackle a DIY project with a thrift store find: A Christmas Card Holder. The holder was the perfect answer to my Christmas card dilemma. I’ll show you what I did and how you can make one for around $10-$15!
1 oversized frame
a tube of acrylic paint
a piece of medium grit sandpaper
hot glue gun (3-4 glue sticks)
8-10 yards of ribbon (in a variety of styles and widths)
5-10 clothes pins
I stopped at my local thrift store to pick up a frame. I wanted the frame to be large enough to display a handful of cards, have some unique detail and cheap enough not to break the bank. I found this picture for $5 and thought it would work perfectly!
Dismantle the frame removing the glass and picture. Wipe the frame down making sure it is clean and grease-free.
Using a sponge brush apply two coats of acrylic paint (the color of your choice), waiting in between coats for it to dry.
After the frame is completely dry. Lightly sand with some medium grit sandpaper to create a weathered feel and reveal some of the frame detail.
Once the frame is painted, it was time to attach the ribbons.
Cut the ribbon into stripes the width of the frame.
Using a glue gun, attach the ribbon to the back of the frame making sure the ribbon is taut enough it will not sag. Work your way down the frame from the top to bottom, mixing up the ribbon styles as you go.
Once the glue has cooled it is ready to hang.
Attach your beautiful holiday cards with clothes pins and enjoy! 🎄😄
Welcome! I’m Melissa, creator of House Fenway. A blog to celebrate my life loves: family, food, home décor and the creative spirit. I’m so glad you’re here and thanks for stopping by!