Monday, September 26, 2011

Jenny's Autumn Mantel

I would like to share with you my Autumn mantel :)

This is my cute little owl that I purchased from Kirklands for $4 this weekend!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Autumn Wreath

I also had to pull out my autumn wreath too! I made this in 2010 with a total cost of $10! Everything I got from my local craft store Michael's here was only 99 cents and using the items I had at home (hot glue, hot glue gun & wreath).

Oak Glen Apple Farm

Happy Autumn everyone! I don't know about you, but I am excited it is FINALLY here. The weather begins to cool down to the perfect temperature, colors change, pumpkin patches start popping up, there is an excuse to bake home-made goods and you get to add an extra layer of decorations to your home. I spent it with my lovely sister. We visited Oak Glen Apple Farm, CA. I don't know why I never knew about this place. It was cute and quaint. We didn't get a chance to sample their wide range of Oregon wines or their caramel apples, but we sure did love the apple pastries!

Thought this was pretty weird!

Bathroom anyone? lol, Just Kidding!

Raspberry Farm, you can pick your own raspberries!

Monday, September 12, 2011

DIY: Another Floral Broach

If you know me well, I love flowers and anything floral. So, I have been on this motivation-high with making my own broaches to put on clothes, purses and jewelry. I figured, since I have all of the materials to make what I see in stores that cost $10+ that I can make for a lot less.

The Project:

What do I do with these plain bracelets I have at home? Hmmmm....

Materials can be found at your local fabric/ craft store

Cut your gray felt into a few 4x4 squares

Fold one of your squares into half...

Than fold it in half again... 

 Than fold it into a triangle.

Cut the top of this in a curve.

Like this....

 Do this to all the squares you cut out. Their all going to look like this. Don't worry if their a little imperfect.

Fold the felt together again, place them together and using a needle & thread, sew through the felt.

Like this....

And tie the two ends together.

On the other side of the tie, I rearranged the flower, glued a dab here and there and in between to secure my flower.

Using my hot glue gun, I glued a pearl right in the middle.

At the bottom of the flower using your hot glue gun again, glue a feather onto the flower..
(don't mind my glue mess)

Using a hot glue gun, glue your pin & place it underneath your flower
(you can use a safety pin just as well).

Like this...

 I went ahead & secured it through those plain black beaded bracelets I have. 
I can't wait when it gets cooler, so I can pin it onto a jacket :)

I made a few more :)