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Thanksgiving is next week and I have a lot of work to plow through between now and this coming Thursday, but I always have time for a DIY or two. Here are a few projects you should try before Thanksgiving to prep for the holiday…
1. (above) Make one last fall-ish floral arrangement
8. Knit a cord necklace with fabric yarn by the fire. Just for fun.
P.S. I also write for Curbly. Here are my articles from the week…
- Before and After: Geometric Wall Art
- 20 Inspiring Thanksgiving Table Setting and Centerpiece Ideas
- Make It: Holiday Wreath with PVC Pipe
Have a great weekend!
I have a couple of last minute Thanksgiving-related projects I’m trying to finish up before next week and as I get them done, I’ll share ‘em here in case you want to recreate one on your own. The first of the projects will only take 5 minutes (not including drying time). So let’s start with that one…
I found these really cool salad servers at Target (from The Curiosity Shoppe – only $10 online) and immediately put them in my cart. I’m not a big salad tong kind of girl, but for some reason I felt like I had to have these. Plus, we’re having a couple of people over our house this year for Turkey Day, so why not do it up?
I painted each arrow’s fletching (or ‘feather’) for a pop of color amongst the sea of browns and tans with turkey, potatoes, and stuffing galore on Thanksgiving. Here’s how I did it…
Supplies: paint brush, acrylic paint, acrylic sealant or matte medium, sand paper
How-To: Very lightly sand the area so your paint has something to stick to. Wipe away debris and go straight into painting. You can use a primer if you want to, but it’s not really necessary in this case. I painted three layers for each color and used a sporadic color pattern. Seal the paint with an acrylic sealer or matte medium and you are ready to use. Hand wash only.
Do you have any Thanksgiving-related projects you are working on right now? I’d love to know what you have cooking for the 22nd.
Concept, styling and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff for papernstitch.
This weekend we were thinking about driving up to Atlanta, but it looks like that is a no-go now. So maybe I’ll just stay home and attempt to make a few of these DIYs…
1. (above) IKEA Pillow to DIY Tote Hack from Melissa of I Still Love You
2. DIY Mounted Succulent Shelves from Chris of ManMade
3. DIY Wrap Cape from Anna of In Honor of Design
4. Geometric Bib Necklace DIY from Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth
5. Ombre Glass Ornaments from Jenn of Ambrosia Creative
P.S. I also write for Curbly. Here are my posts from the week…
- Before and After: Good to Great Kitchen Makeover
- Make It: DIY Rope Light Strand
- Roundup: 15 DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays
Have a great weekend!
It’s been a really busy week here, but it’s never too busy (well, almost never) for my weekend DIY roundup. I pulled a little bit of everything this week. Just some things I am loving, that I’ll hope you’ll try…
1. DIY Ombre Melon Seed Necklace from My Little Fabric
2. DIY Geometric Painted Wall from Weekday Carnival
3. Fall Centerpiece DIY from Create Like Crazy
4. Painted Wine Glasses from Boulevard Pink
5. Arrow Tail Stamped Shirt from Whimsey Box
6. Fabric Flower Pins from Sugar & Cloth
7. DIY Rope Vases from Style Me Pretty
I also write for Curbly. Here are my posts from the week…
- Before and After: Budget Friendly Kitchen Makeover
- How To: Make a DIY Geoball with Paper (so cool – want to make, like, 100 of these)
- IKEA Hack: How to Make an Industrial Concrete Base Lamp
Have a great weekend!
Before I say anything else, I want to mention that this is NOT a recipe post. You all know I can barely make my way around the kitchen. So, now that you know that, here’s the story…
I wanted to use a bag of cheap spider rings that I found at the craft store for Halloween, but I knew keeping them in their original ring form wouldn’t work. They didn’t fit my (apparently) chunky fingers. So I incorporated them into a creepy blueberry pie centerpiece that is equal parts playful and spooky. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own…
Plastic Spider Rings // Black Gel Icing // Metallic Silver Sugar Crystals (looks a little bit like dust or spiderweb bits) // Scissors // Blueberry Pie
Step by Step Instructions:
1. Quickly wash and dry off your spider rings. Then using your sharpest scissors, cut the spider off the top of your plastic ring and set the ring part aside. You won’t need that piece for this project -all you need is the spider.
2. Spread gel icing all over your spider’s body and legs with your finger or a paint brush.
3. Next, lightly coat your spider in sugar crystals. It will stick to the icing.
4. Now it’s time to grab your pie. Blueberry works the best because it has that creepy, dark filling. I used a store bought pie, but homemade is always tastier if you have the time.
5. Sprinkle sugar on top of your pie, add your sugar spiders and you are ready to serve.
*If you want to make things extra creepy, cut a slice out of the pie and stick one of the spiders halfway in the filling. Also, spread some of the filling on top of the pie crust underneath the spiders to make it look like blood. Gross, but Halloween inspired nonetheless.
What are you making for Halloween? Anything special? I’d love to hear your ideas.
P.S. For even more DIYs, click here to see the full list of craft tutorials.