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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fall crafting 2011

 My friend Jessica and I enjoy doing lots of different crafts. So we decided to see if some of our other friends would like to join us once a month to craft. We had an open house in the craft cottage with a few free make and takes.
 We had a blast eating, chatting and crafting!
 We did a fall card, using bleach and chalk,
 and a Halloween matchbox party favor,
 with covered Hershey nuggets inside. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the projects and the ideas we shared with them. We scheduled 2 more classes, one in October to do fall wreaths, homemade vanilla, and pom poms. And one in November to do Christmas tags in a handy tin and a  Christmas ornament. Soo excited! Should be really fun! We will be scheduling classes to do some knitting, sewing, Christmas cards, jewelry making, Christmas presents, lotions, sugar scrubs, candles, canvas projects, and many other ideas everyone shared of crafts they wanted to try.

 This morning Jessica and I started with Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks, followed by a little pampering at the nail salon (notice the gorgeous new set of nails on my friend Jessica modeled above with the before shot of our pumpkins).
 Then hit JoAnn for a little creative therapy. We found Glitter Blast!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this amazing product! You must run out and try it! Really, go now, I can wait...
 Made these pumpkins glittery and gorgeous!
 This one got a few bubbles, but it still turned out amazing!
 While we were waiting for our Glitter Blast pumpkins to dry we tore fabric for some fall garlands.
 We strung torn fabric, felt, ribbon, and burlap onto rope.  I will show you my completed one in another post ;)
Inspired from here.
 After Jessica had to go back to the border {hehe!} I didn't want to stop, so I created this fall decor using a leaf punch, patterned paper scraps, a Walmart $3.00 frame, some leftover drop cloth from Lowes, and scrabble tiles I ordered off Ebay. I rubbed a little distress ink around the edges of the tiles and some of the leaves, and tied some ribbon and twine around the edge of the frame.
 I am working on a fall mantle in the craft cottage... heres a few sneak peeks!

Come back tomorrow and I will reveal the whole mantle! I love fall!

1 comment:

  1. This really inspired me! I want to try to get some girls together to make Christmas crafts!


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