Saturday, October 15, 2011

How to Make a Monogram Wreath by Taylor

Lately, my favorite pastime has been to pin things on Pinterest (thank you Katie for guiding me in becoming a Pinterestaholic!).  It is a great way to get a lot of crafting and style ideas.  While online, I came across an idea for a wreath made out of a twine.  It was in the shape of a letter, and being obsessed with monograms at the current moment,  I decided to try to make my own.  
My supplies
First, I painted my white letter "S" a color similar to that of the twine.  
Then, I wrapped several layers of twine around the "S," securing each strand with hot glue on the back of the letter.  


I used a fall colored fabric to make fabric flowers and glued them onto the "S."  Then, I hot glued brown satin ribbon to the back so that I could hang it from the wreath hanger on my door.  Doesn't it look precious?!  Now if only my door was painted a brighter color.....

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Our First Craft Night by Taylor

Last night, we held our very first craft night!  My original idea was to create polka dotted pumpkins, an idea that I got from my friend Julie.  Unfortunately, a crazed bride in the area had bought every single large white pumpkin available, so I had to come up with an alternative plan!  I decided to take a spin off of Hilary's decoupaging idea and decoupage our pumpkins.   
Stephanie layering her owl/penguin;)

Laura sketching out her spiders!
Adding some mod podge to my "S"
We sipped wine and munched on hors d'oeuvres while coming up with a design.  I decided to do an "S" and an owl, since I am obsessed with both monograms and owls right now.  Stephanie made an owl/penguin haha;) and Laura did some creepy crawling spiders.  The most amazing part of the evening was getting to hang out with some of my very best friends.  Sometimes we all just need to take time out of our busy weeks and unwind- and it doesn't hurt to exercise your creativity while you're at it!
With our finished products!


My pumpkins show my obsession with owls and monograms!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

BOO-tiful Fall Decor by Hilary

Grape vine wreath
Hibiscus flower
Letter K
Spray paint
Hot glue

Very easy project for the holidays!  I took a grapevine wreath and attached the fall florals using hot glue.  Then I spray painted the "K" and hot glued it on as well!

I took the letter K from the wreath project and traced it on scrapbook paper.  Then I used  mod-podge  to attach it to the pumpkin! Super cute and easy way to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving!