Inexpensive Fall Decor Ideas

With our remodel at a standstill (hopefully it’ll get going again soon!), and the state of MESS in our home, I sadly probably won’t be decorating for fall this year. It would kinda be like putting lipstick on a pig. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still dream. I hit Pinterest in search of some (inexpensive, of course) fall décor ideas. Here are some that I would make if I had a space to put them in. diy-falling-glitter -leaves-garland painted acorns leaf mason jar candle holder       diy chevron pumpkins  diy birch bark candle fall wreath with acrons glittery acorns dried orange and cinnamon ornaments burlap-bubble-wreath Gourd candle holders Enjoy your fall decorating! … READ MORE

Magazine Christmas Tree

Here’s a quick and easy project you can do in front of the tv. Take an old magazine you no longer want and turn it into a magazine Christmas tree. Magazine Christmas Tree Magazine Packing tape roll Ribbon Open the magazine to the back page and begin folding each page one by one using the steps below moving  towards the front page. You may need to adjust how much you fold in this part depending on how long and wide your magazine is. The tree will begin forming on it’s own. Keep going until you reach the front page. Then do the same thing with the front and back covers. For the base I used a roll of packing tape with a ribbon wrapped around it. But you can use anything you already have as a base; candle stick, small cake stand. upside down martini glass, pretty gift box… Linking up to some of these great parties: C.R.A.F.T., Crafts Keep Me Sane,  Craft 0 Matic, Todays Creative Blog, Hope Studios, Coastal Charm, Not Just A Housewife, A Diamond In The Stuff,  Homework, Domestically Speaking,  Sew Much Ado, Restore Interiors,  Primp, My Repurposed Life, Shabby Creek Cottage, Crafty Scrappy Happy,  The 36 Avenue, Beyond The Picket Fence, Craft Junkie … READ MORE

$1 Dried Fern Wreath

Every year around this time I get filled with envy. Wreath envy that is. Especially after seeing all those beautiful fall wreaths around the web. And I long to have one of my very own.

There are two major obstacles that stand in my way:


Holiday Purse Revamp {From Drab To Fab}

Now that Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner, ok where did the year go!? I’m gonna be needing some festive and dressy accessories. And since I’d much rather buy home decor stuff than clothes and accessories, some goodies I got from Tulip are just what I needed. Here’s a (very) old fabric purse that I generally use for formal events. There’s nothing wrong with it per se, just the fact that’s it’s a little boring. It’s in desperate need of a little bling. For this project you’ll need: A fabric purse Tulip Shimmer Sheets Crystal Stickers Fashion Glitter Fashion Glitter Bond Iron Cloth Foam Brush  Step 1 – Adding crystals to the top Apply the bling (crystals) directly to the fabric, no adhesive needed. They come in strips of various lengths so you don’t have to stick them one by one. Bonus! Since this purse has a weird shape the crystal didn’t fit into the small spaces. But I think that made the pattern more interesting. Step 2 – Applying shimmer sheets to the front Take the shimmer sheets (I used the glitter red and plain silver sheets) and cut them into varying strips using a paper-cutter. You can use … READ MORE

Fun & Easy Paper Ornaments

Filling up that tree with ornaments can get expensive, especially if you want your tree to look different every year. I personally, get bored with using the same ornaments and like to change-up the color from year to year. Even though I wait for those close to Christmas sales at Targay and Kmart when I need new ornaments, it still adds up.


Gilded Pine Cone Holiday Place Card Holders

So a couple of weeks ago I finally did something with the pine cones I had lying around for almost a year. I painted the bottom half with gold spray paint giving them a gilded gold dipped look and placed them on display in a bowl on the bookshelf. I had a few extra so I decided to create some gilded pine cone holiday place card holders. It was very simple and didn’t cost me a penny.


Homemade Felt and Fabric Ornaments

Making your own felt and fabric ornaments can be so much fun, especially if you get the whole family involved. They make your tree more unique instead of using all store-bought ornaments. They’re cheaper than buying new ornaments and best of all it’s something you can use for years to come.


Gold {Dipped} Gilded Pinecones

I’ve been itching to do something with some pinecones that have been sitting in a vase in the corner of the guest bedroom since last Christmas. Every time I walk in there, I think what the hell can I do with those pinecones! Nothing ever comes to mind, so I keep on walking.


Upcycled Bottle Festive Fall Vases

If you recall, last week I showed you a potential project idea from my latest (mangled) issue of BH&G. I so loved the burst of fall color from fall leaves against the crisp white of the vases. But since a) I don’t own any cool white vases like those pictured and b) I live in Miami with not a fall leaf in site. I had to take a different route.