Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Decorations

Happy Fall Everyone! 

If I decorate at all for a holiday they must be clean and simple decorations. I can not stand gaudy and garish things in my house or near me. They make me start to itch and break out in hives. Well...not really...but you know what I mean!

I found these pine-cones in my neighborhood and bought some inexpensive spray paint to make for cheap and easy decorations. I had to spray the pine-cones twice for coverage but it was a relatively easy task to do none the less. 

I found the plastic pumpkins at Hobby Lobby for about $4 each, on sale, and spray painted them with the same black spray paint as the pine-cones. I used silver thumb tacks to write "Family" across the six pumpkins. I think they look great on my mantel and will stay up from September to November! 

Let me know what you all think!

I made the wreath last year and it is still going strong!

My pretty decoupage pumpkins are out again. They got a little water damage on them from a rain storm we had last fall, but other than that they are fine! Here is the link to that post!  

Happy Fall everyone! 

DIY Halloween Outfits

Happy Halloween everyone! Here are the Halloween outfits I made for my kids to wear to the Pumpkin Patch this week! I will post pictures of our Pumpkin adventures after we go! :)

Here is the dress I made for Chloe to wear. I chose a black chevron material to pair well with the orange polka-dot material of the pumpkin. I don't have an applique machine, so I used the iron-on fabric adhesive to attach the pumpkin, that I had cut out, and then I roughly stitched the edges of the pumpkin in black embroidery thread. I do have an embroidery application on my sewing machine, so I was able to stitch "Chloe" on to the dress to personalize it. I topped the dress off with a satiny orange ribbon and a matching ribbon hair bow. 

Here is the shirt I made for Cooper's Halloween outfit. I used the same fabric adhesive and the same black chevron to make a tie and added a small pumpkin to the tie. I was able to stitch on "Cooper" with just enough space. It turned out a little sloppier than I had hoped, but jersey material (the T shirt) is so dang hard to work with so I'm not going to be too hard on myself. 

I hope you all enjoy and let me know what you all think of their outfits! I will post shots from the Pumpkin Patch this weekend! :)

The pictures from the pumpkin patch turned out great! I love their Halloween Outfits so much! Hmmm... What to make them for next year? :)