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A Little Chandelier Makeover 

Ahh… Fall​​! I love everything about it! The changing leaves, the chill in the air, and all things pumpkin spice. As I pull the big tubs of decorations down from the attic I giggle with excitement! Pumpkins and leaf garlands fill the boxes and before I know it the whole house feels warm and cozy. Using garland on my chandeliers is one of my favorite details when decorating. It is small but makes a big impact!!

Hoping your homes are overflowing with pumpkins and leaves and you find time sit and soak it all in!

    Happy Fall Y’all!

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Fall Basket Love

 

 

 

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Cutest little pumpkins you have ever seen!

My love of the dollar tree is no secret but these pumpkins……. I really can’t stop! It is a problem! Every time I pass a store I find the wheel steering toward that bright green awning and their they are. Boxes of ugly orange pumpkins! But not for long! After a mini transformation they are cute as can be!

 

Happy pumpkin making,

Jessica

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The Easiest and Most Beautiful Flowers

I knew I was going to love making these flowers but I had no idea how much I would love them!!! They are so easy and make a huge statement! The perfect decoration for a party or even in a little girls bedroom. So many possibilities! So many color choices!!! Go grab some cardstock and a hot glue gun and lets create!

xoxo,

Jessica

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Simple, Sweet and Spooky Fall and Halloween Table Decor

Fall is here! Well, almost! We are already decorating over here and this easy and basically free project was a hit! Go collect some sticks, spray paint, hot glue, pom poms, and yarn! You will be whipping these up in no time!

xoxo,

Jessica

 

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I Like Big Bows and I Cannot Lie

Yep! I said it! I totally took Baby Got Back and made it about bows! But seriously, bows are crucial in any celebration and learning to make them is a must! I have a quick and easy tutorial that will have you whipping out bows in no time!

You will need: wired ribbon (mix and match), floral wire, and scissors

Cut your ribbon in 12 inch pieces. I like to use anywhere from 6 to 8 pieces. Your length of ribbon and number of pieces determine the size of your bow.

Fold each piece of ribbon and gather about 4 inches below the loop. Think of it like making a bouquet, being sure to mix up your patterns of ribbon.

When you get all the pieces folded and gathered into your bouquet take a piece of floral wire or a pipe cleaner and tightly wrap it around the part that is gathered.

Now it is time to primp! Fluff your loops and move your tails so some point up and some point down. You may have to work on it to get it just right but it will be so worth it when you have a big beautiful bow!

These bows are perfect for tree toppers, mail boxes, door hangers, wreaths, and packages!

Happy Bow Making,

Jessica

 

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Super Simple Fall Snack

Happy fall y’all!!! Pumpkins are out so it must be fall! My most favorite time of the year. I love everything about it! Pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes, leaves, cool crisp air, everthing! Did I say pumpkin spice lattes? My. Absolute. Favorite.   Once I see the first evidence of fall in stores I start loading up my […]

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Embroidery Hoop Makeover

I love an embroidery hoop. There are so many possibilities! Have you seen the wreaths girls are making out of them on Pinterest? They are stinkin’ gorgeous! I need one in my life!

I had one lying around my craft room and decided to turn it into something for my sweet girls to keep in their room! This project is super easy, super fast, and super cost efficient! Let’s get crafting sweet friends! Here is what you will need:

An embroidery hoop

Scrap of fabric

Hot glue gun

Twine or ribbon

Mini clothes pins (I found mine in the dollar spot at Target)

Ribbon (optional)

To start off, separate your hoop into two parts and lay your fabric across one of the circles. Carefully place the other circle on top while tightening the two pieces. It is important to pull on your fabric to make sure it is completely stretched through the hoop.

Turn the hoop over and trim the extra fabric. Next, dab a little hot glue on the back and attach one end of your twine. You will begin to wrap the twine around the hoop securing it with glue in the back. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Get creative and start wrapping!

When you have the look you love, secure the end of the twine on the back with a little dab of hot glue. You are ready to clip on your tiny clothes pins. Oh, the cuteness!

 With your extra twine you can cut a piece and loop it through the top to hang it. Hot glue your bow on and your ready to display pictures, invitations, or reminders.

Cute, easy and functional! That’s what I’m talking about!

Hugs,

Jessica

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Personalized Pillows

I love all things personalized so these personalized pillows are right up my alley! I love that I can use my Silhouette Cameo to create what ever my heart desires! These burlap pillow covers make my heart so happy. I love being able to use them to change things up a bit and cover pillows that I already have.

And they are perfect for seasons and holidays! Wanna know the best part? It takes under 15 minutes from start to finish. Yes, girls, you can whip these up in no time! So, let’s get started!

First, you want to create your design in your vinyl cutters software. I chose to use my stencil vinyl to cut my design. When it comes time to weed your vinyl you want to make sure you weed it opposite from how you normally weed your vinyl. Take the good parts out! Using transfer tape apply your stencil to your pillow cover. I really believe that transfer tape makes all the difference here! As much as I love dollar tree contact paper I don’t recommend it for this project. Once I get it transferred I like to put the backing from my vinyl inside my pillow cover so the paint doesn’t bleed through. Just a helpful tip!

Now it’s time to paint! With a make-up sponge lightly dab your paint on your stencil.

It is perfect! Not a paint bleed anywhere! Eek!!!! I love it! It looks 100% store bought and I made it in under 15 minutes! Not bad if I say so myself! Now, go make some pillows!

Happy crafting,

Jessica

 

 

 

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My Crafting Top 10

Craft supplies are pretty much my favorite things in the whole world! They seriously make me giddy!!!  I wear I hear angels sing every time I walk into Hobby Lobby! I’m not the only one, am I? I thought it would be fun to share with you my top 10 maker necessities! Y’all ready? Let’s go!

My Silhouette Cameo may be my favorite thing in the entire world Ok, that may be a but dramatic but if my house was on fire I would grab it! I purchased my Silhouette 7 years ago and it was love as first cut! The gifts I have made for others and for my own kiddos has made it totally worth the price but the fact that  I have been able to use it start my own business makes it even better. It fostered a creativity in me I didn’t know I had!

Now you would think I would use a Silhouette mat to cut my glitter heat transfer vinyl (um, glitter. It doesn’t get better than that. Can I get an amen?) but I actually prefer a Cricut mat. It just seems sturdier to me.

Now that I have cut my sparkly HTV I need my heat press to finish the adorable shirt I am making for my Madelyn. I have not 1 complaint about this heat press and the price point is perfect. If you are looking for one to start your on biz or just to make shirts for your family and friends well this is it!

If you follow me on Facebook you know I LOVE sign making. I have used my silhouette to start my own creative business buy cutting stencil vinyl and creating wooden signs. There are 3 essentials when making a sign. The first is the American Heirloom sponge.  One use and you will wonder where it has been your whole life. I promise. It’s amazing. The second is paint brushes. Now, don’t get me wrong I love a Walmart paint brush but when you use a quality paint brush it changes everything about your painting. Don’t believe me? Try it! My most favorite part of sign making is when I get to whip out my Ryobi brad nailer. I never knew I would be a power tool girl! This thing is awesome and if I can use it anyone can!

Now that we have totally covered my love of the Silhouette Cameo there are 3 other things I love (there are actually probably 100 other things I love but I don’t want to keep you here for days). I am sure you have seen the hand lettering craze. I could watch these women write for hours. There is something so beautiful and calming about it! Don’t know what I am talking about? Head over to Instagram and search hand lettering. I have purchased several books but Hand Lettering 101 is by far is my favorite. I have one favorite font that I have really been working on. When I first started I bought some expensive pens but soon learned that a plain old Sharpie was the easiest. And who doesn’t love a Sharpie?

Lastly, a cordless hot glue gun. Girls, a hot glue will change your life. School project, check. Broken vase, check. Hem your pants or curtains, check (I am totally serious). My love for a hot glue gun is deep.

So here is my top 10! Now I feel like being crafty!!!!

xoxo,

Jessica

 

 

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