Skip to main content

Fall Crafting - Halloween Wreath

Last night when I left the office I was stunned to see bright sunshine. Between coming in a little later to keep up with the Haley morning routine and keeping up at work, and having an interior, windowless office I haven't seen too much sun unless I go out for lunch. When I got home I looked into my fridge, picked out several of my recently obtained grocery items and cooked dinner. And I know all y'all reading this are wondering what is so great about that but it is a routine that I haven't done in quite sometime and honestly I love it. 

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I get giddy seeing fresh school supplies hit the shelves in the late summer soon to be followed by the super fun hallothanksmas decor. As much as I despise this pumpkin flavored everything trend I love coming home to a pumpkin on my front porch, I got mine for $2 at Aldi this year - holla! Fall is like a new beginning, even for those of us without kids. In a month or so leaves will crunch beneath my boots and the air will have a fresh crispness to it. Right now I'm enjoying my favorite shows not being on repeat and looking forward to the new seasons of local arts groups. Fall is a time for hot cider, blankets, fires in the fireplace, watching football, cozy sweaters, and festive decorations - and I love ALL of it. 

During the summer I'm always eager to get out of the house but come fall I turn into this quiet creature who likes to cook at home and snuggle on the couch for hours. Oh and craft, all that homebodyness turns me into a crafter - thank you Pinterest. 

Last year I made this skirt for Thanksgiving - it's turkeys in football uniforms. 

Our first photo of our little family, aww

And I made fleece blankets 

Yeah, we're dorks. 

Shaun's blanket is already getting a lot of love this football season. I also made blankets for Christmas presents for Shaun's nieces and nephew.

This year I plan to make a few more holiday festive skirts, some necklaces, ornaments, and a few decorative items. If I can churn out enough skirts I'll have enough fabric scraps to make a Lilly wreath! My first craft of the season was my Halloween wreath


This wreath only cost $5 in supplies and took about an hour to make. 

I started off with a wire hanger, which I had tons of from the dry cleaner. I unwrapped the top and bent it into a circular form. 


I then took a plastic table cloth ($1 from the Dollar Tree) and cut it into strips


The strips were then scrunched onto the hanger in opposite direction folds


When all the strips were on I wrapped the top back up, fiddled with the shape and fluffed out the plastic. I then added spooky flowers and a ribbon I also got from the Dollar Tree 


As the last step I cut off the ring part of creepy Halloween rings - I got one bag of various items from the Dollar Tree and the rhinestone so riders from Target for $3 but used a 3rd of the pack. I honestly think it would be fine without the stone spiders. I then used a very light amount of hot glue to attach each creature, letting the glue cool a little before attaching the creature to the plastic ruffles. 

If I can keep the wreath for next year then great, but I'm not going to get sad over it if I don't. 

So one craft down and hopefully lots of fall crafts to go. Happy Fall Y'all! 


Comments

Amazon

Popular posts from this blog

Custom Hair Care with Formulate

I've had short hair most of my life, but the past few years I have been growing my hair out and one thing has become very clear - long hair is a commitment. And long hair that has been color treated for years is a project, which is why I was so excited when the team at Formulate reached out to have me try their new custom shampoo and conditioner. Even better yet - we have teamed up to give one lucky reader their own custom set for FREE!

Enter GIVEAWAY here! Getting hair care customized for your hair sounds complicated but the process was very simple as a consumer - I took a brief survey about my hair's current condition and what my hair goals were - you can pick up to five. I have a pretty oily scalp so that was my top priority but color protection, heat protection,. frizz and volume are also my concerns. I was then able to select my scent and strength - I like a strong scent in my shampoo that leaves a light linger and selected the green apple - I've been getting complime…

Vi Peel

2018 Update: Hello Internet! Welcome to my most popular blog post - I presume you're here because you're considering getting a facial peel. Please keep in mind this is an old post and my photo quality is not great. Please feel free to read and enjoy but I do want to let you know that as the years have passed I have taken a more proactive approach with my skin care and I do not get frequent peels. If you'd like to see my modern approach to skincare check out some of my other beauty posts and I'd love for you to connect with me on Instagram to keep up with my latest and greatest recommendations.
___________________________________________________________________________________

Hello! So I got my first Vi Peel which I was super excited about. Since the Botox post was popular I figure y'all would like this too. Besides, it's well established I'm beyond any sense of privacy or shame here.
I got my first peel years ago - a mild Glycolic peel added onto my fac…

Why I Blog

Years before I had an instagram account I had a Yelp account and I must admit that my very first review was a terrible 1 star review. While I think honest good and bad experiences are valuable on review sites I realized that's not the person I wanted to be. Instead of only putting negative thoughts into the world I challenged myself that for every negative review to take the time to write five positive reviews. Soon I found myself gushing over businesses I love and writing reviews of businesses I was trying for the first time. Within a few months I was invited to join the Elite squad - now I  have over 250 reviews and have reached gold elite status - this means I've been on the squad for five years. As much as I enjoy sharing reviews I enjoy reading them. I'm a planner and researcher by nature so before I go anywhere I want to know as much as possible. For example, when we go out to California we're going to have tea at the Hello Kitty Grand Café - I have read every …

This is Us

Y’all this year I was so excited for our anniversary activity - the 2nd anniversary traditional gift is cotton and there was a cotton field nearby. The website said “mid October” would be the perfect time for pictures so I booked a session for our anniversary weekend on the 21st. We stop by the field the day before to check it out and it was all gone. Even though no harvest date was listed on the website a week earlier it had since been updated that the cotton was harvested that Friday – seriously, they couldn’t have given one more weekend for photos, grr! All the other cotton fields were too far away so I cried how our anniversary was ruined. We wound up moving photos to the same spot where we took our wedding photos and brought along the dogs to get our family Christmas card photo. This session did not go as well as I would have liked – Because I didn’t plan to originally have the dogs sweetie was not freshly groomed. My brand new sweater got snagged by one of the dogs getting in and…

Birthday Discounts

Woohoo! It's my birthday week y'all! Birthdays are always a great time for brands to make customers special and each year I'm able to take advantage of some pretty good discounts in July so I thought I would share the love and talk about some of my favorite discounts and how to get them.

My absolute favorite discount is from Kendra Scott! During your birthday month you can receive one regular item at 50% off. It's your first time you'll have to show your id in store and sign up for their email list but then once they have you on file you can just go into the store and say that you would like to apply your birthday discount to your purchase and give your email address. This year I purchased the Tatiana Long Pendant Necklace which usually sells for $175. This necklace takes the look of the popular Rayne necklace and really amps it up.  
If jewelry is your thing you can also get a $10 credit from Charming Charlie - this discount is sent to Charm Rewards members at the…