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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Sound of My Heart" Nursery Printable

I have a sweet printable for you today that would be perfect in a nursery.
I saw this quote and immediately wanted to use it in a printable. 

I created it in numerous color options so you can pick which one will work best for you.

 I designed it as an 8x10 but you can print it small if you'd like.
It should work as is but I selected the "strink to fit" option for my printer. Just play with your printer settings since printers are different.

Select your color option below to download.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Handmade Hangout #15

It is Thursday evening which means it is time to show us what you have been working on!
Let's party!

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Christina from Christina's Adventures

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Karen from Redoux Interiors

Beth from Farm Fresh Vintage Finds

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

We have just a few easy rules:
1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.


3. Have fun!! 


Burlap Mini Garden Flag with Painted Pumpkins #CreativeBuzz

I am a sucker for a mini garden flag. 
I have a small collection of them that go with holidays, the seasons, and some are just for fun.
I realized though I don't have one that is specifically for fall. How that is possible, I have no idea!?!

So since this month's #CreativeBuzz theme was Pumpkins, I knew that I could create my own fall inspired mini garden flag with some pumpkins on it.

Here is what I created and I love how it turned out!

Here is how I created it so you can make one for yourself.

-Laminated Burlap- I found a small roll at Michael's
-Acrylic Paint
-Paint or stencil brushes
-Cutting machine- I used my Silhouette and I used this image from the Silhouette Store.
-Cardstock Paper
-Outdoor Mod Podge
-Sewing Machine

I used one of my garden flags as a template to cut the size of my burlap.
The flags dimensions are 12 x 18. I cut my burlap to the length but my burlap was a little thinner than the 12" and that was ok with me.

Then cut out your design in your cardstock to create your stencil.
I separated my image into two projects and blew the pumpkin up as large as I could on the 12x12 sheet.
Be sure to space your vines out to give you enough paper border so paint doesn't spill over the edges.

Save the NEGATIVE of the stencil!
Only piece you will save will be the shading piece of the pumpkins.

My stencil had a few different layers so I started with the bottom layer and placed it where I wanted it on the burlap.
Using green acrylic paint, I filled it in.

Remove the stencil and let dry a few minutes before placing the next layer on top.

Once your first layer is dry enough, place your next stencil on top.

Fill in the stencil.
I chose to use a darker orange for this layer.

Once that layer is dry, place the next stencil layer on top.

I then used a brighter orange paint to give my pumpkin some dimension.

Once the orange paint is dry, you can add the stems and vines.

I then wanted "welcome" on my sign so I quickly cut that out and just stenciled it below the pumpkins.

Once your paint is completely dry, I waited overnight to be sure, pull out your Outdoor Mod Podge and coat the the entire front panel of the flag.

Be sure the cover the paint really well.
Let the Mod Podge dry overnight.

Time pull our your sewing machine to sew the flag together.
If you want to do a no sew version, you could always hot glue it together. Just be sure to leave a space for the bar of your flag holder. And I have no idea how long a hot glued flag will last out in the elements.

I used a brown thread to go around the flag first.
Sew across the top then move down 2 inches and sew across again. This will be where you place the bar of your flag holder.

I wanted to add a little something else so I then stitched with orange thread as well.

And you are done!

Hang it outside and enjoy!

I'm thrilled how it turned out!
Not sure what took me so long to make one!

Right now it hangs out by some of my flower pots but they will soon be replaced with pumpkins and mums.

Be sure to check out all the other ideas from the fabulous #CreativeBuzz ladies!
Lots of fun pumpkin ideas to enjoy!
Pumpkin Creativebuzz
1. Pumpkin Pie Spiced Monkey Bread - This Silly Girl's Life
2. Coastal Anchor Pumpkin - Crafts by Courtney
3. Dollar Store Painted Pumpkins - All Things with Purpose
4. Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Pancakes - Made to be a Momma
5. Terra Cotta Pumpkin Fall Decor - Seven Thirty Three
6. Pumpkin Embroidery - Do Small Things with Love
7. Cream Puff Pumpkins - Play, Party, Pin
8. Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies - Just Us Four
9. Dipped Pumpkin Decor - Sugar Bee Crafts
10. Pumpkin Cake with Milk Chocolate Icing - Handmade in the Heartland
11. Burlap Mini Garden Flag with Painted Pumpkins - A Glimpse Inside


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

25 Ways to Decorate Your Mantel for Fall

Fall has officially arrived! I can't believe it!
Have you decorated for it yet? 

I have yet to decorate but today I have 25 ways to decorate your mantel for fall. 
They are all fantastic and some are real mantels, some are fake mantels, but they will all get you in the mood to bring on the cooler weather.

All I ask is if you are going to pin an idea, PLEASE visit their site and pin directly from there OR pin the roundup picture. THANKS!! :)