Fall Festival – Week #7

Time for the Fall Festival! I decorated the grape arbor for Halloween. It didn’t look spooky until I edited the pictures using the “time machine and 1839” effect. Now it’s scary! (If you click to enlarge the picture, you can see more detail.)








I wish I could capture a photo of how beautiful the arbor is at night time.
This is the best I could do. There isn’t enough light to use my camera but I took this with my cell phone.

It was also my lucky week! I won a few things and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am. I LOVE presents (who doesn’t?). Here are some of the things I won.

I won a beautiful quilt from

Sweet Jeanette

I can’t decide if I want to use it every day as a lap blanket at my desk (I’m always cold) or display it. It’s the first real quilt I’ve ever owned. I love it! THEN there were more presents in the box! I’m using the sweet snack tray as a centerpiece.



And the cutest little pumpkin – look at the stem! It’s a roofing nail. I love little treasures like this, don’t you?
Thank you so much Jeanette. They don’t call you sweetjeanette for nothing!

I also won two beautiful candles from Christy at Domestic Princess. I could smell them before I opened the box! I had them in my office for a week and the entire room smelled wonderful. One is lilac (my favorite) and the other is lavender. I decided to create a little Halloween vignette in my powder room and they’re the perfect touch, don’t you think? Thank you so much Christy! These candles are awesome! Here they are in my powder room:

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I received an email from Meaghan about her very inexpensive and super CUTE project. Here it is:

I wanted to share a really cheap Halloween craft I just completed. I don’t have a before of the plate because I lost the charger for the battery for my camera, but the plate is just a really heavy duty tin plate I picked up from the dollar store (just $1). The total cost of this was a dollar and some change. I took two plates from the dollar store and sprayed them with Rustoleum white spray paint that I already had from previous projects. Then I went the computer, googled some Halloween silhouettes that I liked, printed them out, cut them out, traced them on the plates, then used some black paint I also already had and traced them in. I think they are pretty cute and the only thing I had to buy were 2 $2 plates! I think I’m going to do a few for Christmas too!


Meaghan – your DIY Halloween plates are so cute, so easy and cheap – with awesome results. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Susan from More Thoughts from over the Rainbow made a nevermore tree!
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Do you have a Fall/Halloween DIY project? Link up and show it off!

What is the Fall Festival?
  • A bl
    og party on Mondays during the autumn season
  • Autumn/Fall inspired DIY projects

How can I join?

  • Create a blog post about an Autumn/Fall project that you’ve done
  • Add your blog name and project to Mcklinky (example: The DIY Show off – House # Pumpkins)
  • Type in the permalink address, not your basic blog address. A permalink is the address that links directly to your specific post. (example: http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/2009/08/house-number-pumpkins)
  • You must use The DIY Show Off Fall Festival button and link back to The DIY Show Off Fall Festival post so that everyone gets to join in the fun. Here is the button or use the html code on the left side bar.
  • Grab the button/html code on the left side bar and insert into your blog post to let others know you’re joining the fun.
  • I’ll be posting The DIY Show Off Fall Festival on Mondays and try to start the party sometime on the prior Sunday evening.
  • Although a tutorial is helpful, it’s not required. Anything autumn related and DIY is permitted.
  • Please follow all steps above or your link won’t be posted. 🙁
  • If you’ve been inspired by something you see here – show us what you did too!
  • Enjoy and be inspired!
  • If your linking – I’ll DEFINITELY be stopping by to check it out and comment. One of the fun things about a smaller party is there’s time to visit with everyone participating, right? I really enjoy seeing all of your creative ideas and inspiration and leaving you a personal note.
Here is the link to all of the Fall Festivals if you’re new to the Fall Festival: HAPPY FALL!

LOVE the Met Monday party – Check it out!

I’m also linking to:
DIY Day @ ASPTL

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