I added a panel of patterned card stock to purple cards and attached the images with foam tape. The sentiment on Frank is attached with foam tape and the sentiment on his Bride is attached directly to the patterned paper. I added 3 gems to finish off the Bride of Frank card.
I used Yarn Bee Soft Secret yarn in Sky Blue, Cognac, and Biscuit with an H/5mm hook to stitch up my blanket. I had 2 skeins of each color, but used maybe 1/3 of the 2nd skein of blue (because of the border) and only a little of the 2nd skein of the other 2 colors.
I changed colors every 2 rows, beginning and ending with Cognac. I worked the border with Sky Blue.
My blanket has a total of 56 rows before adding the border. Once the border was added, it measures approximately 34 by 34 inches. The pattern has instructions for changing the size of the blanket and, of course, the yarn and hook you choose to use will also change the finished size.
This pattern worked up really quickly and I love the way it turned out! I hope a sweet little boy will like it, too. 🙂
I saw this jar at the Dollar Tree and the first thing I thought was “That looks like a pumpkin”! And since it was only a dollar (of course 🙂 ), I decided to bring it home to see what I could come up with. (My jar had a metal lid, the ones on the Dollar Tree website have plastic lids but they would work fine.)
You’ll need some chalky finish paint, I used burnt orange and spanish moss. Use your favorite orange and green paint – just be sure it’s chalky finish or it won’t stick to the jar. You may also want some natural twine to tie around the jar.
First, wash the jar and lid – dry them thoroughly. Then paint 2 to 3 thin coats of paint on the jar and lid, making sure to let each coat completely dry before adding the next.
After you’ve finished with the 2 to 3 coats of paint and they are dry, add a thin coat of clear wax to seal the paint and to help keep it from chipping. Let it dry completely. If desired, wrap the twine several times around the jar and tie in a bow.
I think it turned out so cute! Fill it with some chocolates for a sweet hostess gift for all your Fall gatherings. Or add it to your Fall table for a little touch of whimsey.
I have to take a minute and gush over these Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions! They are so amazing! Add a little ink from your favorite ink pad, and it just flows onto the card stock. The brushes are so soft – it takes very little effort to add color to your card stock. I didn’t get them when they first came out, but I am so glad I decided to purchase them…I just love them!! I think they are on pre-order again, because they keep selling out. But if you are interested in them, go ahead and pre-order – they are worth the wait!!
Back to the card… I die cut a frame using the Dotted Scallop Rectangle Dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs from green card stock and attached the stamped image. I added a black ribbon to a panel of patterned card stock, tied one side with a thin orange ribbon, and attached it to an orange card. The stamped image of the Count is attached to the card with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment with orange ink on white card stock, brushed on orange ink with the Blender Brushes, and attached it to the card.
Do you need a little something extra to add to your Fall decor? This Farmhouse Buffalo Plaid Pumpkin Plaque may be just the thing to fill that space. It’s super easy to make and takes no time at all to put together.
Here are the supplies you’ll need to make the project:
A wood plaque – mine is 5 inches by 5-1/2 inches and I found it at Michael’s
3 (3 inch by 2 inch) oval unfinished wood shapes, which I found at Michael’s, too.
Trace the oval shape 3 times on the back of the fabric, making sure the pattern is straight, and cut them out.
Using the white chalk finish paint, brush a thin layer onto the plaque, feathering it out on the edges. You don’t want to completely cover the wood, just enough to give it a distressed look.
Using the Mod Podge, brush a thin layer onto each oval shape and smooth the cut fabric pieces onto the shapes. Then brush a thin layer of Mod Podge over the fabric. Trim any excess fabric from the ovals if needed.
Using the E600 glue, glue one oval shape on top of the other 2. Put the 2 bottom ovals close together and glue the 3rd on top, slightly lower to get a pumpkin shape.
Cut a small piece of a black chenille stem and glue it to the back of the pumpkin, bending it slightly for the pumpkin stem. Tie a bow around the stem with a piece of natural twine.
A cute little Farmhouse touch to add to your Fall decor!