Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm Back in Time for Fall!

Wow, I've been gone a pretty long time. And I'm sure most of you are gone as well. But I hope not. Being a mom of two is tricky. I still haven't figured out how to go grocery shopping with two so if any of you have any tips, I'll gladly take them. Here are some pictures of my little mohawk, as I like to call him. And yes, that's a natural mohawk; no styling required!!

Also with two, crafting time is down to a minimum. But that doesn't mean I haven't been doing it. It just means it takes three times as long to finish a project.

I'm so glad fall is here, even though the weather isn't cooperating. Here's a wreath I made for the back door. I loved the idea of a square wreath and I loved the way this turned out. I didn't take step by pictures but it's really easy to make. I got most of the materials at the Dollar Tree. Take a foam board and cut it into a square with rounded edges. Also cut the square out in the middle. I painted the outer edges brown since they would be showing. Then, take some fake leaves and start hot gluing them around the wreath. There's no system here. Just make it look full and luscious. I used 1 and 1/2 bags of leaves, each having 150 leaves. So easy!

Next project: Fall Leaf Banner. I actually got this idea over at Make It and Love It.
This project was also really easy to make. And had very minimal sewing involved.

This next one is one I did with little Isaac.

Every time we go outside, the proclamation is LEAVES!!! He's my little collector. I swear it takes forever just to get in the car. Here's how. Collect leaves different shapes and colors. One one piece of was paper, spread out glue. You gave have your little one help squeeze the glue out. Then have him put leaves on the glue and "pat pat leaves". After you've put your leaves, squeeze on more glue and put another piece of wax paper on that and "pat pat glue". Make sure you (parents) really smooth it out to make the to pieces of wax paper stick together. After it dried, I cut it out for nicer looking edges. It looks really great when the sun passes through the window.

I've got one more project but haven't taken picture yet.

Thanks for sticking with me. I hope to get rolling on my blog again. Check out my other Fall projects:

Fall Ribbon Wreath

Fall Plaque

Fall Window Treatments

Fall Candles

1 comment:

KillerB said...

Welcome back-- I love your little man's mohawk!!!


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