Sunday, October 02, 2011

Weekend Wrapup

Fall weather has arrived and I'm LOVING it! A cool 60 degrees is my favorite type of weather!  I've spent the weekend getting out all the Fall decor and sanding and painting the legs on some chairs we finally found for the kitchen table I painted a while back.  I'll share the story of the chairs with you in a later post when it all gets done, but for now I'll show you what I have out for the new decor!

 First off, I made a wreath for our front door.  I used the same grapevine wreath frame from my July 4th wreath, bought 4 bunches of flowers from the Dollar Tree

ripped the flowers off their "stems" and placed them all around the wreath.

I used the "Happy Fall Y'all" printable from It's A Crafty Life, cut off the boarder, and taped it to an empty picture frame to weigh it down.  The "leafs" on the printable are foam table scatters, also from the Dollar Tree.

I switched my Summer mantel out for this one
I made the banner with scrapbook paper and cut all the circles and letters by hand. The pumpkin on the left side is from Kohl's last year after Halloween, and all the figurines come from Dollar General.  The turkey votive holder also came from Kohl's last year, and the candles and candle holders came from my bridal shower years ago (yay for repurposing)!

I finally got that bookcase and console table I wished about in this post, and decorated them as well. 
The console for Fall, 

(you can't really see in the picture but the chair has a pillow that says "Boo!" , and check out the cute owls my awesome hubster picked up for me from Pier 1!

and the bookcase decorated for Halloween.
The "ghosts" on the 2nd to bottom shelf are glass light covers for a chandelier I picked up for $0.75 each at the local thrift store and colored ghost faces on last year.  They have battery powered votives under them and cast a cute glow at night!  The wooden sign up top is also a thrift store find for $1.75!  I covered the 6 books on the shelf with some scrapbook paper I had, and the rest of the Halloween stuff is all from clearance after the holiday last year from Big Lots and Dollar General.  

I threw some cute Halloween stuff on our dining room table
I made the pumpkin with a white craft pumpkin and some ribbon.  I just ran some glue dots up to ridges of the pumpkin, cut some ribbon to fit, and cut a tag using scrapbook paper and stickers to say "boo."

The lanterns came from this HUGE antique barn in Asheville, NC.  The table runner from, once again, Kohl's (seems to be a reoccurring theme in this blog post).


Did you spot the birds above my window?  They're up there year round, but can totally pass as Halloween-y too right? 

So there you have it!  All decorated, at least until the end of the month and Halloween is over...until then I'll be searching for some cute Fall bargains!

Link Parties - I don't get to all of them with each post, but you should check them out!

Sundays:  I <3 Naptime, 1+1+1=1 ( kid friendly), Little Wonders' Days (kid friendly)
Mondays : C.R.A.F.T.,Making the World Cuter, The Girl Creative, Skip To My Lou, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Keeping It Simple, Sew Can Do, The DIY Home Sweet Home Project, Home Stories A to Z
Ninth Street Notions, Polly Want A Crafter, Ask Anna, Pinkapotamus, So Creative
Tuesdays: Today's Creative Blog, All Thingz Related, Sugar Bee Crafts,Tales of A Trophy Wife, Today's Creative Blog, Not Just A Housewife, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Crayon Freckles,
Wednesdays: Fireflies & Jelly Beans, Sew Much Ado, Blue Cricket Design, Lil' Luna, Polka Dots On Parade, Free Pretty Things For You, A Little Tipsy (DIY under $5), DIY By Design, Raising 4 Princesses(kid friendly), This Chick Cooks (recipes), Lollipops (what I love), Sew Much Ado, Organize and Decorate Everything, The Girl Creative
 Thursdays: A Glimpse Inside, My Repurposed Life, Simple Home Life,
Fridays: TaterTots & Jello, Sun Scholars (kid friendly), Remodelaholic, Bacon Time, Stuff & Nonsense, At The Picket Fence
Saturdays: I Can Teach My Child (kid friendly), Be Different, Act Normal,

Halloween Party @ Come Together Kids
Fall Party @ Come Together Kids
Pumpkin Party @ Confessions of a Stay At Home Mom


  1. Everything came out so cute! Thanks for sharing your great ideas! I am visiting from The Girl Creative and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great week!

  2. Great job! And yes I did spot the birds. Cute ideas. New follower and would love for you to follow me back.

  3. Cute decorations! Love the wreath and that pumpkin, fabulous.


  4. Pretty! Great job with the clearance items!

  5. Your Fall decorating looks wonderful. I love your Thanksgiving banner!

    Best wishes,

  6. That is the nicest wreath I have ever seen.