Decorating Ideas For a Fall Mantel


I love Fall. To me, the shorter days and “sweater-weather” sing to my little homebody heart. I feel like this season means warmth, and slowing down, and fussing over things like candle arrangements and fall mantel decor. And if you’ve been following along on our epic home-renovation journey, you’ll know that we have a brand new mantel to decorate! Our mantel is on the larger side, and our ceilings are vaulted; I knew that we had to aim for some height {Read More}

Halloween Crafts: 3D Pumpkin and Cheese Cloth Ghosts


I am a sucker for cute Halloween crafts – especially ghosts! Speaking of “suckers” that is exactly what you will need to make these cute little Halloween crafts spooks! I will show you how a simple Dum-Dum lollipop can transform some cheese cloth into these adorable ghosts. As a bonus, you will learn how to create the 3D pumpkin from some cardstock scraps. Let’s get busy! Supplies needed to make your own Halloween crafts: Cheese Cloth Fabric Stiffener Core’dinations Tim Holtz {Read More}

20 Fall Crafts for Kids


Fall is a great time to get together with the kids and create something special! We have collected 20 of our favorite Fall crafts for kids to share with you for some inspiration. We’ve rounded up a variety of crafts including pumpkins, turkeys, apples, leaves, owls – you name it! There’s something for everyone! If you find a craft below that you would like to try, simply click on the image, or the link above, to view the full tutorial. Enjoy! {Read More}

DIY Chalkboard Pumpkin Decorations


Can you feel it? Fall is almost here! With the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I’m now ready for autumn crafts and Halloween decor. This is my absolute favorite time of the year and I’m excited to start adorning my home with all things pumpkin. Today, I’m going to share a quick Halloween pumpkin idea with you. These chalkboard paper mache pumpkin decorations are a great way to dress up your front porch or a Halloween mantle! Let’s get started {Read More}

15-Minute Fall Centerpiece


Fall is just around the corner! Today, I’m showing you how to make a fall centerpiece that is super simple yet oh so pretty.  We all love simple right?  Make this pretty fall decor for your table in 15 minutes or less! Supplies needed to make your own 15-minute fall centerpiece: (3) Coiled Black Metal Lanterns Edge Paper Punch (I used the embroidery punch from Martha Stewart) LED Tea Lights Cardstock (I used the shimmer and glitter variety pack and the {Read More}

Felt Pumpkin Face

Felt pumpkin face

When I was little, I loved to design pumpkin faces! I had a teacher one year that had sheets of paper with “blank” pumpkins on it. We could make our own Jack-O-Lanterns in our spare time. I remember busting through my school work so I could get to designing some pumpkins! It must be in our genes–my daughter is equally crafty. I came up with a solution, that will save me from going through a ream of paper this holiday! {Read More}

Baker’s Twine Pumpkins

s twine pumpkins

I love the classic look of baker’s twine.  So why not find a way to use it in fall decoration.  These baker’s twine pumpkins can be made in any color you choose and are a wonderful addition to your fall decor. Materials needed: Baker’s Twine – in the color of your choice Paper Mache Pumpkins Small Pumpkins Mod Podge Begin on either the top or the bottom of your pumpkin.  Coat a small area in Mod Podge and begin to {Read More}

Glittered Paper Mache Pumpkin

glittered pumpkin

Every year towards the end of August I start getting really excited about fall and Halloween. I’ve been holding off putting my decor up but this past weekend I started looking through my boxes and I think it’s time to change things up a bit. Does your style preference change over the years? I seem to have a new preference every year or two. But one things for sure, I will always love glitter! With that in mind I recently {Read More}

Halloween Crafts: Glamorous Paper Machè Pumpkins

Halloween Crafts: Glamouros Paper Mache Pumpkins

I’m crazy about creating with unexpected details and unexpected items. I love mixing smooth and textured, old with new, glam with well… paper machè. Like these humble little paper machè pumpkins glammed up with gold buttons, petaloo flowers and rhinestones with just a touch of rusty wire to add a different texture to the pumpkins. Supplies: 3 paper machè pumpkins Acrylic paing – white, burnt sienna Glaze Base – used to thin out paint without diluting the color Petaloo Chantilly {Read More}