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Friday, October 17, 2014

DECOR :: Fall Mantle Decorating




Today I am sharing my FALL mantle for this year with you. I have been sharing new FALL projects all week that have given you 'peeks' into what it looks like, but today I will share the full mantle with you. I really LOVE my mantle in the living room as it makes for such a great place to 'theme' for the holidays and different seasons. It's great to hang stockings from, decorate for the fall or halloween and even at Easter time. 









and here is the FULL shot of it. I love the stone surrounding it - that is my FAVE part of having this fireplace - I think it's pretty sweet.





 
 
I just love fall decorating this mantle for the seasons? Anyone else have a nice mantle they look forward to decorating? 

If you missed any of the FALL craft projects I shared recently and that are seen here in this post, you can find them here:



Fall Flower Topiary


   


Fall Word Art Letters
 



 

 Fall Leaf Trees


I hope you have enjoyed all of the crafts I have shared here lately and seeing what I did with them on my fall mantel. Next up will be Christmas mantel decorating! ;)

Have a great one . . . until next time my friends! xoxo
 



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

CRAFT :: FALL Leaf Trees




Today I am sharing yet another fun FALL project that is super quick. Like, takes about 15 minutes quick! I am sharing how I made FALL leaf trees to decorate one side of my mantle for fall. I had found these leaves last year at a craft store and was wanting to make something with them this year. I also love these tree forms you can pick up at any craft store as the possibilities of ways to decorate them are endless and I love that.
 

For the supplies, grab a paper mache tree or two from the craft store (I picked these up at Hobby Lobby), make sure to have your glue gun fired up and ready to go, and of course a whole bunch of fall leaves to glue on.


** I later decided to glitter some of the leaf tips, so if you would like to do this as well, grab some glitter and your ModPodge. ;)


 




Step 1:
Start gluing leaves onto your tree form (I started at the bottom). I didn't follow any kind of pattern, just more or less did random gluing to cover the entire tree form, overlapping as I went.


 

 



Step 2:
Keep gluing until you reach the top. I also added a few of the extra flower heads that I had leftover from my Fall Flower Topiary project, so I went ahead and glued these on as well.


 










Step 3:
If you would like to add a little sparkle (and who wouldn't) go ahead and glitter some of the leaf edges and you'll give your tree that added pizzaz!




  

Step 4:

Place your completed Fall Leaf Trees in that perfect spot you already had picked out for them. Mine was on my mantle, like I mentioned earlier. It ties in so well with the decor I had to go around it. What do YOU think?









I just love fall crafting don't you? Anyone inspired to try and make one of these trees? Raise your hand . . . please let me know below if you think you will try this project as I would love to know if anyone was inspired. Or maybe you have already done a craft similar to this . . . let me know what you did below . . . ;)












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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CRAFT :: Easy FALL Word Art Letters




Today's fun FALL project involves showing you how to create glittered letters to use as word art in your home decorating. This project is always so much fun to create as I have a LOVE for typography, so anything with letters or creating word art is a FAVE of mine! What I love most about this simple and easy project, is the possibilities are seriously endless. Trust me, this is seriously one EASY project! Feel free to create new word art for EVERY holiday or event as it's so inexpensive to do and takes about 20 minutes to complete. I chose to do a word art design that says 'FALL' as a new addition to my newly deorated FALL mantle I worked on a few weeks ago.
 

For the supplies, grab the letters you wish to spell for your word art, from any craft store in the paper mache department, a couple different paint colors (even though I only used the one), paint brushes, some glitter and some ModPodge.








Step 1:
Simply choose the paint color of your choosing  and completely paint the letters to your word art. Did I paint the backs of mine? I did but it's not necessary.


 





Step 2:
Start by spreading (or painting) a little bit of ModPodge over one half of the letter. Sprinkle your glitter of choice over the area of ModPodge you just applied. (FYI - it was my first time using these glitter shakers by Elmers and I have to say I am hooked and NO they didn't pay me to say that but I am so impressed with these glitter shakers and will be using them again!) ;) 

Make sure to apply ALOT of glitter to make it very glitter-y as it will look better and the excess will fall off anyway & you can use it again. Then go back and repeat the process and do the top of the letters with the ModPodge & glitter. I chose to do a multi color glitter on the top of all of the letters and the bottom with the dark red glitter.









Step 3:
Allow plenty of time for all of the letters to dry.










 

Step 4:

 . . . finding the perfect spot to enjoy your new Fall Word Art Letters! I put mine on my mantle as I have been wanting to do this for awhile and love the way it looks! What do YOU think?







 
Don't ya just love super quick and easy crafts? I know I do as you can make the time for something like this and get it done pretty quick and enjoy it. Anyone inspired to try and make one? Raise your hand . . . please let me know below if you think you will try this project as I would love to know if anyone was inspired. Or maybe you have already done a craft similar to this . . . let me know what you did below . . . ;)







 

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