DIY: Harvest Wreath

This is my favorite time of year which means I HAVE to decorate! I have been seeing these gorgeous fall wreaths in the stores but they are soooo expensive it is ridiculous! So of course inspiration struck… DIY.

What you need:

  • a base wreath
  • harvest garland (I used three 4ft strands)
  • other little touches like flowers or festive add-ons (I used little berry looking things)

I bought everything at Dollar Tree and I spent $5!

What I did:

  1. I took the garland and wound it around my base wreath pulling an shaping as I went along. I did this with all three strands until I had the desired fullness that I was looking for.
  2. I secured the garland to the base wreath by tying it to the wreath. No hot glue or any adhesive is needed for this project.
  3. I pulled the berry looking things off their stems and attached them to the stems on the garland around the wreath and again adjusted and shaped until it looked how I wanted.

Final product:

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DIY: Place Mat Clutch

Super stylish and beyond affordable I give you the place mat clutch! This idea came about because I wanted a clutch but not just any clutch a specific clutch and since I couldn’t find what I wanted I decided to make it.

What you need:

  • a place mat
  • fabric
  • a button
  • a snap fastener

Approx. Cost: $6.00

What I did:

  1. I found a place mat that was faux leather and had a nice design this is were you can be super creative and you can find place mats any and everywhere for a couple of bucks.
  2. I used fabric remnants from Hobby Lobby and I also got the snap fastener from Hobby Lobby I used my 40% off coupon! Make sure you get a fastener with prongs.
  3. I decided a I wanted an envelope style clutch so I used the fabric as the flap of the clutch and just folded it and secured it in the desired shape.
  4. I folded the place mat in half and sewed the sides, I attached the flap at the top.
  5. The snap fastener is two pieces one goes on top and the other in the bottom. Punch the prongs through the place mat and fold them over and do the same with the top piece. Punch it through the flap and fold the prongs over.
  6. To hide the prongs from the fastener I attached a button on the top of the flap.
  7. You can get very creative with a project like this. Use all kinds of buttons, fabrics, different place mats, add studs and beading! Just have fun!

 

Final product:

 

So Much Fabric So Little Time!

After yet another trip to Hobby Lobby yes I said Hobby Lobby where I bought more fabric yes I said more fabric I had a small mountain of fabric and a few project ideas at my disposal.

The first project was Pine Cone Orbs:

 

What you need:

  1. Fabric
  2. Styrofoam balls
  3. hot glue

Approx. Cost: $7

  • First pick the fabric you want and how many different patterns you want to use I used a different pattern for each orb.
  • Cut 2X2 squares of each fabric. (Depending on how big you want your orbs depends on how many squares you need to cut.)
  • Take one 2X2 square and glue it flat to the top of one of the styrofoam balls.
  • Fold a 2X2 square in half and then in half again now you have a little square.
  • Turn the square so it looks like a diamond and glue the edge with all the loose fabric ends to the ball. (The folded edge should be pointing up.)
  • Continue gluing around the orb until you complete a circle.
  • Then move down to start and new circle keep doing this until you have covered the entire orb.

 

Finished Product: