Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thankful Banner

I adore banners.  I decorate my hutch for every season and holiday and banners just seem to complete it, so I try and make one for every holiday.  This is my Thanksgiving banner:
I used chipboard triangles for the backing and then picked out 8 different Fall/Thanksgiving related scrapbook papers to use for each triangle and letter.  I then embellished each with cute leaf, acorn, pine cone stickers, burlap flowers, rhinestones, jute and ribbons.

The T:
The H:
The A:
The N:
The K:
The F:
The U:
And, the L:
I sanded and inked the edges and tied them together with jute.  Easy as can be and I love the way it ties in with my Thanksgiving Hutch:
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Monday, November 11, 2013

2 Ways To Decorate Ceramic Pumpkins

Hello there!  Happy Monday!  My life has been crazy lately but I was finally able to get some Thanksgiving crafting done over the weekend.   I had these two ceramic pumpkins:
I decided to cover one in orange glitter and the other in orange burlap.  Here is how they turned out:
I painted both orange and the stems green.  Then for the glitter one, I covered it in Mod Podge and sprinkled glitter all over it, then used aerosol hairspray to seal it.  I have found that this works wonders at sealing the glitter on and still allowing the glitter to sparkle. I then topped it with an orange bow and a gold strand to finish it off.:
I cut strips of orange burlap to fit into the grooves of the pumpkin and then Mod Podged them onto it.  From there, I glued jute down each groove and then finished it off with a material bow, some jute and raffia:
They look darling on my antique dresser!:
Easy as pie!

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