Do you enjoy adding homemade touches to your seasonal or home decor? Greet your guests as they arrive to your home for Thanksgiving dinner this year with a beautiful Fall wreath hanging on your front door. Or try hanging it across a mirror or mantle.
You will need a package of Fall Leaf Die Cut Shapes (34115) by American Crafts, an old dictionary, a wreath form, and your hot glue gun. Let’s get creating!
I purchased an old dictionary at my local donation center for just a few dollars. I used a pair of scissors to cut several simple leaf shapes out of the book pages.
Next, I used a glue gun to add the leaves to a grapevine wreath form. First, I lightly rolled/folded the Fall Leaf Die Cut Shapes into a cone and adhered them to the wreath form, making sure I distributed the colors evenly. Then, I filled in the spaces in between the colorful leaves with the neutral bookpaper leaves.
I used my electronic die cutting machine to cut several branch shapes from 12×12 Chocolate Textured Cardstock (71047) and adhered them here-and-there around the wreath to add a bit of variety.
The final step was to top my creation off with a burlap ribbon bow. I love the way it turned out! I will be hanging this in my hallway across the front of a mirror for a bit of fall flair!
Fall Die Cut Shapes (34115) by American Crafts
Hot Glue Gun
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Happy Fall, friends! The minute the weather turns cool my family and I start craving pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. We always make several batches; some of the batches are for us to eat, but then we also like to make additional batches to take to our friends in the neighborhood.
This year I used the A Perfect Autumn collection by Echo Park Paper
to create a darling tote to package up our muffins. The tote fits 9 muffins stacked in three rows inside a cellophane bag perfectly, and is sooo much cuter than a zip-top bag!
I created a tag for this bag by trimming one of the 3×4 Journaling Cards
to a smaller size. I then notched the top two corners to create a tag shape.
I varied each bag a bit by using different tags and elements to accent the die cut pumpkins and leaves. On the polka dotted bag, I fussy-cut the word “FALL” from one of the 3×4 cut apart Journaling Cards
Next, I added the squirrel and leaf sticker from the Element Stickers
. I used a small chipboard circle with an acorn to accent the squirrel and added a sprinkling of brads
above his head for some dimension.
Don’t those muffins look delicious peeking out!
I needed a quick gift to take to several people as a THANK YOU for helping me out with a church event. I purchased some beautiful, pumpkin-scented candles and then decorated them with a brown, satin ribbon bow and a beautiful, die-cut flower.
I used two shades of orange cardstock and the Spellbinders Textured Flowers dies the Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine to create the flowers. The leaves are cut from Carta Bella Classic Green Shimmer Cardstock.
These dies are GORGEOUS!!! I love that the petals and leaves have elegant line details … so different than just a plain die! Love that!
I love when I can use my craft supplies to dress up an everyday object. Try adding a handmade flower to the next gift you give to kick it up a notch! It definitely adds that special, custom touch!
Brown satin ribbon
Two Shades of Orange Cardstock
Classic Green Shimmer Cardstock by Carta Bella Paper
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Autumn is my family’s favorite time to get out and explore. I love the colors of the season and the more relaxed feeling the city seems to take on as the temperature starts to fall. My son happens to feel the same way and often goes on “adventures” around town riding his bike to all of his favorite thrift shops. Today I’m recording this memory using the charming “A Perfect Autumn” collection by Echo Park Paper
When my son was small, my husband called him “Brother Bear” … so you know I couldn’t help but add that adorable chipboard bear
to this page! I scattered a few hand cut leaves from the Lovely Leaves paper
and the pumpkin chipboard piece
around the feet of the bear to build up a little “scene” for him to “live” in.
I added the chipboard “Autumn” piece
above the journaling for the page title, and then created a visual triangle of forest critters by adding the owl to the top of the smaller photo.
All of these cozy colors and animal friends have me excited to get out and enjoy the crisp, Autumn days!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!