Friday, November 20, 2009

Teri’s Fall Feature Friday

I love fall. I love the colors of fall, I love the smells of fall, I love the weather of fall. I also like to decorate for fall. I wanted to share a couple of my new fall decorations I made this year.

November 2009 Fall Decor

These harvest blocks are one of the crafts we did last week at craft day. Please excuse the atrocious Mod Podge job. I didn’t realize how badly it had bubbled until I tried to take pictures. The little pumpkin I picked up on the Michael’s clearance for some insane amount like 39¢. I think it looks cute on my letters.

November 2009 Harvest Blocks 2

The floral arrangement I made using fall stuff that I got on clearance at Michael’s for 80% off. What a steal. I got everything pictured at Michael’s, except for the ribbon, and including the ribbon I paid about $18! Can you believe it! It turned out better than I had hoped. I LOVE it!!! I needed something large and decorative like that. It’s quite big, it measures about 15” wide by 26” tall. I love the little owl, he was a definite prize! It needed something around the raw edge of the pumpkin that I had cut off, and I wanted moss, but I didn’t have any, so I found this fall ribbon I had purchased at Hobby Lobby I think, and created this ruffly trim by hot gluing it down in segments. I think it added just the right touch. I hope you agree (if not, oh well, I love it).

November 2009 floral ribbon closeup

Last but not least is my new fall wreath. I didn’t make this one, I couldn’t have made it for what I bought it for I don’t think. I purchased it last week at Michael’s. It was on clearance at 80% off and then I had a coupon for and extra 15% of a premade floral. Making the grand total just under $5. I would never have thought of this grey blue as a fall color, but I really think it works here. Plus I love the owl ribbon. Who could resist the touch of bling? This isn’t my front door, I couldn’t get a decent picture of it on my front door, so pretend the door is white okay?

November 2009 wreath

November 2009 wreath closeup

This post is also linked to Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous and Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

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Six divided by two..... said...

Under $5.00?? Wooohooo I love an awesome deal!!!! And it is cute- awesomeness at it's best!!!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very creative! And I can't believe the prices. Those little owls on the ribbon are really cute. I have some similar leaves, and I'm trying to think if I got them at Michaels's or not. I used mine for a post I had intended to do yesterday, but with my computer network fritzing, that thought went out the window!


Sheila (joyfully returned from involuntary exile... the new computer cable worketh!) ;-)

Jill said...

I love your letter blocks!
~ Jill

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love that ribbon around the pumpkin! I love your blocks, too! Funny that you got the same fleur de lis! They're a nice size, too, aren't they? I'm glad I got the two.

Kim said...

Love the owl! And the owl ribbon! I still need to get you my info....I have not forgotten :)

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

i want to make some of those blocks!!!

pk said...

The Harvest blocks turned out cute and adding the little pumpkin is the perfect touch! Love the prices too. Hope you're having a good weekend.


Funky Junk Interiors said...

Love Ly! Those blocks really have my attention. The sky's the limit with any theme. What a great idea!

BTW, my first mod podge wrinkled just a tad too. I think I know why.. when I had too much glue lumped underneath. Taking something like an old credit card and carefully burnishing it seemed to help with my 'issues.' :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS #6!

Funky Junk Donna

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love mod podge. The blocks are great!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Very creative and warm. The blocks are delightful! I could use this idea in so many ways. YOu have a good eye for putting things together, and on a budget too. You are my kind of gal!
So glad I stopped by your fun blog.